Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture

Next week, the Arts Council will publish Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture.

The publication features a series of thought-provoking pieces from a wide range of contributors about the world we live in and the role that arts and culture play in education, economy, health, and our hopes as a society.

Take a look at an exclusive preview of the publication

Essayists include:

    • Economist Howard Davies on the economic impact of the arts and creative industries
    • Novelist Naomi Alderman on running from zombies and writing for video games
    • John Major tells us why the arts are not an ‘add-on’
    • Neil Gaiman and Toby Litt going head to head on fantasy, libraries and the future
    • and poet and YouTube phenomenon Hollie McNish discussing using rap to teach maths

Create will also include a specially commissioned graphic story, ‘In the beginning there was love’, by Karrie Fransman, and new poems from some of the UK’s finest wordsmiths.

To read the full publication, visit from Tuesday 18 November.

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