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20 years of GB Olympic success

DCMS

, August 22, 2016 — National Lottery

Find out how increased funding from the government and National Lottery has helped Team GB win more medals at each Olympics for the past 20 years. You can also see how Secretary of State Karen Bradley championed British sport, culture and tourism at British House Rio. Read about Sports Minister Tracey Crouch’s time in Brazil…

Championing Britain in Rio

Karen Bradley

, August 19, 2016 — Sport

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

What an honour it has been to visit Rio and not only get the chance to promote our cultural interests to one of the world’s key markets, but also have the privilege of seeing Team GB excel.

#GlobalBritain: Capitals of Culture

Karen Bradley

, August 16, 2016 — Culture

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Last week I visited Edinburgh and saw for myself why the city is one of the leading cultural destinations in the world.  For one month every year this great capital is filled with the best artists, comedians and storytellers from far and wide. The celebration of the arts, culture and literature is something that we…

Could your museum or gallery benefit from #DCMSWolfson funding?

DCMS

, August 10, 2016 — Culture

As previous recipients of the Wolfson Fund illustrate, DCMS Wolfson grants can really help drive a museum forward, enhancing their collections for their visitors. That’s why we’re calling for museums and galleries nationwide, big and small to apply before the deadline of 26 August 2016. Recent grant recipient Compton Verney’s  Chinese galleries are home to one…

Team GB – the country is right behind you!

Tracey Crouch

, — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

As you read this it’s likely that I’ll be in the air on the way back from Rio and ready to cheer on Team GB from home. It has been an excellent trip where I have managed to see and hear first hand how record government and National Lottery investment has helped our top athletes…

Happy 70th Birthday Arts Council!

Matt Hancock

, August 9, 2016 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

For 70 years, the Arts Council has broken down barriers to the arts. In 1946, when the Arts Council was first established, the country had been devastated by the horrors of the Second World War.  It was born from a time when the Government was redefining its responsibilities for the population’s well-being – from healthcare…

Maracana, meetings and medals

Tracey Crouch

, — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

It’s been an incredible last few days in Rio; the Olympic Games have surged into life with world-class sport getting underway against one of the most beautiful backdrops on the planet.

A great festival of culture

Karen Bradley

, August 8, 2016 — Culture

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

It has been wonderful to visit Edinburgh today, enjoy some of the shows and see for myself why millions of people visit the festivals each year. Karen Bradley visits Celts exhibition There is no greater celebration of the arts, culture and literature than the Edinburgh Festivals. For one month every year this great city is…

Rio 2016 gets underway

Tracey Crouch

, August 5, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

As I write this, excitement in Rio and no doubt among sports fans around the world is rising, with only a few hours left before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games gets underway. I’ve been in Brazil for two days now to support Team GB and bang the drum for Britain, championing the…