British Paraorchestra in Bahrain
Six musicians from the British Paraorchestra, conducted by Charles Hazlewood, headed to Bahrain to perform as part of a celebration of 200 years of cultural relations between Bahrain and the UK.
Joel Mills’ Blog: Indonesia
Joel Mills investigates the Indonesian music scene in her latest blog.
Ian Haydn Smith: A Perfect Balance
Ian Haydn Smith discusses the interplay between film and music in this new article commissioned by the British Council ahead of our Film, Archive and Music Lab week.
Film and Music: A Playlist
Like Laurel and Hardy, music and film were meant to be together. Our teams and FAMLAB partners pick their favourite film songs and soundtracks.
Cathy Graham: US, Bowie and Boulez
Cathy Graham on an eventful start to 2016: her time in New York; the loss of Boulez and Bowie in quick succession, and observations of a thriving avant-garde scene.
Joel Mills’ Blog: Penang Island Jazz Festival
Julia Biel closed the Penang Island Jazz Festival in December 2015 and British Council Music Adviser Joel Mills was there to see it. Joel tells us about the festival and her experiences in Malaysia ...
We look at this year's ISPA Congress in New York and the latest British Council-supported ISPA Fellows attending from North Africa and the Middle East.
Brian Eno’s BBC Music John Peel Lecture 2015
Brian Eno delivered the BBC Music John Peel Lecture 2015
Bella Hardy is spending time in China as part of our 2015 residency programme
Christmas Hits and Near Misses: A Staff Playlist
Joel Mills asks: does the Christmas number one single still matter and we pick our favourite festive chart toppers.
She has toured with Radiohead , performed at Glastonbury ,...
Huddersfield, The London Sinfonietta and the Mexico Year of Culture 2015
The British Council and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (...
He designs instruments, records, performs and gives incredible TED talks. We find out more about Tim Exile in this latest profile.
Peatbog Faeries play EuroVillage, Baku, Azerbaijan
High octane Celtic dance band Peatbog Faeries played the EuroVillage in Baku, Azerbaijan. "For that evening we were all Scottish" ...
Playlist: Water Water Everywhere
If you’re lamenting the onset of the Great British Autumn, we have just the thing: our staff playlist!
Hidden Gems: A Staff Playlist
Whether you are a music lover or a music maker,...
British Council/Choir of London Bursary Scheme: Amira's Blog
Four talented young musicians from Palestine visited the UK to...
Profile: Shubbak Festival
The British Council is a proud supporter of the Shubbak...
Yazz Ahmed, Arun Ghosh and Empirical at Alfa Jazz Fest, Ukraine
Three up-and-coming British jazz acts featured in the line-up for...
Hello Psychaleppo's Shahba
Aleppo-born DJ and live visual artist Hello Psychaleppo has created...
Zoe Rahman Trio perform at Cluj Jazz in the Park Festival
On 4 July 2015, the Zoe Rahman Trio performed on...