Education activist, Sofia Akel speaks to Pencil about the launch of Free Books Campaign, the continuous closure of libraries across the UK and whether lockdown has resulted in an illiteracy surge.
Pencil aims to provide creative artists with a platform to illustrate how they are embracing change.
In addition to articles, we will be sharing behind the scenes footage and documentaries from creative artists including musicians, dancers, writers and photographers. We will be finding out how they are responding to the current challenges.
Choreographer Cathy Marston talks to Pencil about her creative shift from stage to screen during the pandemic.
Visual and auditory artist, Djenaba aka Damsel Elysium speaks to Pencil about the relentless pressures she faced in the classical world, her new love of the Double Bass and about her recent collaboration with the filmmaker Fenn O’ Meally on the cinematic short ‘Tall are the Roots.’
We spoke to Sophie Rochester, founder of the craft platform Yodomo, to hear about the positive impact of participating in making activities and why she thinks there is a growing trend of MIY (Make it Yourself).
Photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind reports on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the midst of a pandemic
We talk to Anastasia Taylor-Lind about her experience reporting on the war in Nagorno-Karabakh and her deeply sensitive approach to photographing conflict.