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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…

60 years supporting UK culture

Paul Ramsbottom
, February 27, 2015 — Culture
As the Wolfson Foundation approaches its 60th anniversary, Chief Executive Paul Ramsbottom reflects on the support the foundation has provided museums and galleries across the country.  The grants, jointly funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation, are designed to fund renovation and improvement projects in museums and galleries, to increase access…

Remembering our war memorials 

Ben Greener
, February 4, 2015 — Culture
HLF’s Historic Environment Advisor, Ben Greener explores how the Heritage Lottery Fund is helping to conserve and understand the nation’s war memorials. There are over 100,000 war memorials around the UK – including monuments; rolls of honour; gardens of remembrance, memorial clocks, windows, bells and more – quietly reminding us of an incredible sacrifice. As…

Coast Communities Fund boosts North East seaside resort

Patrick Melia
, January 27, 2015 — Tourism
North Tyneside has benefitted from over £5m from the Coastal Community Fund, including more than £4 million towards developments in the seaside town of Whitley Bay. Patrick Melia, North Tyneside Council’s Chief Executive, explains what this means for the community: This latest news of an further £2 million for North Tyneside from the Coastal Community Fund…

Creative England three years on

Following on from the inaugural Creative England Live – an event in Central London to showcase and celebrate the regionally based businesses and individuals who we believe are highly innovative, supremely creative, and that undoubtedly have the potential to grow in scale and shape the future of their industry, Caroline Norbury CEO of Creative England…

Home turf

Ed Clancy
, January 21, 2015 — Sport
Olympic Cycling Champion and Team GB rider Ed Clancy shares his excitement about the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire route announced today. The Tour de France coming to this country in 2014 was incredible and I still can’t quite believe the sheer number of fans that turned out on the roadside to watch the world’s biggest bike…

Tour de Yorkshire

As details of the Tour de Yorkshire route are revealed, British Cycling president Bob Howden looks at the benefits the race will bring to cycling and Yorkshire tourism. This time 12 months ago planning was in full swing as Yorkshire prepared to welcome the greatest bike race in the world to the region for The Grand…

My creative path

It’s important to know your industry before you begin to work in it. Without experience how can you hope to succeed? I run Chloé Nelkin Consulting which specialises in bespoke PR services in art, theatre and opera. We’re really passionate about the arts and that’s why we strive to communicate the importance of culture to…