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A great way to see the UK

Nick Lomas
, May 22, 2015 — Tourism
May Bank Holiday Week Blog from Nick Lomas, Director General of The Caravan Club The great British outdoors gives us so much fun, exhilaration and enjoyment. So as we plan our May Bank Holiday weekend, and for many the half-term week as well, it’s worth considering the freedom that caravanning offers.  If you had to…

Pushing the boundaries of heritage

Sir Peter Luff
, May 20, 2015 — National Lottery
As the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announces almost £100million of National Lottery funding to transform nine major heritage sites across the UK, the Fund’s new Chair Sir Peter Luff explains why he is particularly pleased that five are dedicated to our rich scientific and industrial heritage. When I told people about my new appointment as…

Museums at Night returns!

Rosie Clarke
, May 14, 2015 — Culture
Museums at Night, the UK’s after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage, kicked off last night and will run until Saturday 16 May. 471 museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites are taking part by throwing their doors open after hours, and offering an incredible range of exciting events. Designed to encourage new audiences into…

Angel Awards for saving local heritage

Bettany Hughes
, March 26, 2015 — Culture
Historian Bettany Hughes, celebrates the everyday heroes who rescue our heritage and how they’re recognised through the Angel Awards. Since I first started judging the Angel Awards in 2011, their inaugural year, I have been introduced to some truly inspirational restoration projects right across the country. As a species we should never live in the…

International Women’s Day

Jo Dipple
, March 8, 2015 — Uncategorized
Marking International Women’s Day, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple looks at the challenges women face today at the top of business and leading organisations. I grew up working in a male-orientated work environment, forging my career at the heart of the newspaper industry and government before joining UK Music, where I work representing music organisations…

The Last Post

Virginia Crompton
, March 3, 2015 — Culture
As part of the commemorations marking the WW1 Gallipoli campaign centenary,  The Last Post project’s Executive Producer Virginia Crompton looks at how the project is marking this important milestone through education and music What’s in a name? Ҫanakkale. It’s the Turkish name for a battle which claimed the lives of tens of thousands of young men from…