play

  • April 30, 2019

    Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation.

  • May 30, 2018

    The school leaders' union NAHT has rejected Ofsted's 'Bold Beginnings' report which requires four-year-olds to sit and undertake formal work.

  • August 15, 2013

    On 11th September 1973, General Pinochet seized power in a vicious coup that led to the death of democratically elected President Salvadore Allende and resulted in the death and torture of many thousands of people. This is the 'other 9/11', points out Anna Schwoub, previewing the powerful and moving play Tejas Verdes.

  • August 4, 2013

    Abortion. The subject is chronically divisive, splitting countries, social groups, religious bodies and households alike. A new play, 'Sanctuary', takes a very human look at the issues, bound up in a two-handed performance about the fragility of relationship and the agony of decision. Anna Schwoub reports and profiles one of the key performance pieces at the 2013 Just Festival.

  • October 9, 2012

    Japan's Noh theatre meets Protestant Reformation as a Japanese scholar develops a play featuring 16th-century German reformer Martin Luther.

  • May 26, 2009

    Few recognise how important play can be – particularly a team sport such as football. This has all changed since the major charities set up charity gift schemes.