Everything Everytime by Naho Matsuda ©

Matt Ward

To mark the 30th anniversary of the web, the British Council will be leading and supporting digital cultural projects and programmes around the world.

Golem: Theatre livestream
We’re partnering with 1927, an award-winning theatre company that specialises in combining performance and live music with animation and film, to stream their original production Golem online.
Golem, a dystopian myth for the 21st century, will be available to watch on our website from 27 March (World Theatre Day) to 10 April. Located in a fictional yet familiar world, where technology and the market economy have evolved to a point of transcending the boundaries of human control, ‘Golem’ – a creature fashioned out of clay to serve men – has become a must have, indispensable commodity. But its very existence, threatens the prospect of those who created it…


The British Council, in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival makes five LGBTQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over a 10-day period.
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India Digital Call

To mark the 30th anniversary of the web, the British Council in India is exploring our changing concept of connection by supporting digital cultural projects that are inspired by how the web has connected us, or that explore what it could do for us in the future.
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Northern Ireland Science Festival

British Council Northern Ireland is supporting a range of events, including hosting a talk with bestselling author Jamie Bartlett on his book The People Vs Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy (and how we save it).
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The #IdeasChangeLives global innovation challenge was developed in response to a rapidly changing world to find meaningful digital solutions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The two joint winners, announced on 21st January 2019, were:

StanLab, Nigeria: StanLab is a 3D virtual science laboratory which aims to improve STEM education and career prospects for more than 6 million students who lack functioning laboratories.

Mhub, Malawi: Mhub will improve reporting for more than 10,000 women and girls on issues such as sexual assault, reproductive health rights, early marriage and human trafficking as well as better understanding of rights. These capabilities add to Mhub’s existing work as Malawi’s first community-based human rights platform.
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21st Century Schools

21st century schools is a programme designed to support schools in the Western Balkan countries to develop their capacity and offer their students digital skills essential to positively contribute to a 21st century culture and economy.
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every thing every time at South by Southwest (SXSW)

Working with Future Everything, we’re supporting artist Naho Matsuda to take her digital artwork, every thing every time, to SXSW in Austin, Texas. This installation transforms urban data into poetry presented on a mesmerising, large scale mechanical screen. The artwork investigates concepts of the ‘smart city’, questioning notions of privacy use and the role data has in our lives.
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Read more about every thing every time and watch an interview with the artist over on the Future Everything website, and listen to a Guardian podcast about the work's installation in Manchester at the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.
Watch an interview with Naho Matsuda
Listen to the Guardian podcast

Theatre and Dance Livestreams

Watch outstanding UK theatre and dance performances wherever you are in the world with our programme of online performance livestreams, in partnership with The Space and other organisations. Details to be announced throughout the year.
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Alternate Realities Exhibition

We’re pleased to be a commissioning partner for Sheffield Doc/Fest’s £20,000 opportunity for an artist to create an imaginative digital artwork. Alternative Realities is a digital art programme exploring the changing forms of storytelling, experimenting with narrative and technology. It provides a platform to discover the most challenging, powerful and potent digital artworks focussed on non-fiction from around the world.
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On this website, learners can read about the history of the web, find out who invented it and reflect upon its role in today's society, with a focus on the digital divide. The resource comes with online exercises to check understanding as well as a printable worksheet.

LearnEnglish Teens

Teenagers may find it hard to imagine that there was life before the web. This resource helps secondary-aged learners find out more about the history of the web and offers online exercises to check understanding as well as a printable worksheet. 

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