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#GreatNorthExpo2018: Newcastle-Gateshead

David Whetstone

, September 23, 2016 — Culture

Newcastle-Gateshead is a place of gradients, viewpoints and fabulous walks. It’s a walkable city. The Tyne Gorge and the bridges over the river create a natural arena (beloved of the TV cameras that gather for the Great North Run) and just a short journey away are wonders like Hadrian’s Wall,Durham Cathedral and the beaches and…

Paralympic pride

Karen Bradley

, September 22, 2016 — Sport

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Returning from Rio yesterday, after experiencing my first Paralympic games as Culture Secretary and flying the flag for Britain in Brazil, has left many treasured memories, especially in celebrating the formidable performance of our ParalympicsGB team.

Gold rush in Rio

Tracey Crouch

, September 16, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

It might be a little early to celebrate, as the Paralympics are not yet over, but with four days to go until the end of our time here in Rio, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team are enjoying an incredible Paralympics. The team has won more gold medals than any Paralympics since Seoul in…

#GreatNorthExpo2018: Bradford

Roger Mosey

, — Culture

Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and former BBC executive specialising in news and sport.

Bradford is one of four locations shortlisted to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. Roger Mosey shares his experiences of Bradford’s burgeoning arts scene and indestructible spirit. I strongly support Bradford’s bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North. It has the history and the “can do” attitude that will make this enterprise…

Heritage Open Days 2016

Harriet Roberts

, September 11, 2016 — Culture

Heritage Open Days is back and it’s bigger than ever! Harriet Roberts, from Heritage Open Days at the National Trust, gives her view on the UK’s largest grassroots history celebration from 8 -11 September. We knew we were on to a winner when our celebrity supporters Loyd Grossman OBE and Bettany Hughes accepted the opportunity to…

20 years of GB Olympic success


, 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: Culture Capitals

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?


, 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…