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Ed Vaizey MP
, September 4, 2015 — Culture
It’s 50 years since Jennie Lee, the first Minister for the Arts, published the first White Paper on the arts. In it, she talked about the “drabness and joylessness of the social furniture” and the important role of the “living artist” in addressing that. We’ve come a long way since then. Government’s role in supporting…

‘We need to embrace fresh perspectives to galvanise sport participation in the UK’

There are just six weeks remaining before the DCMS public consultation on the UK’s sport strategy closes on October 2nd and I’m really excited to see what new ideas are put forward. With UK sports participation declining, now is the time to be brave and creative. We must embrace all views as we need fresh new approaches to…


Dan Purvis
, August 6, 2015 — National Lottery
Marking one year to go until the Rio Olympics, Scotland’s Gold medal winning gymnast Dan Purvis talks about his preparations and bid to make Team GB  I can’t believe it’s only a year to go to the next Olympic Games! Training’s going really well at the moment; a lot of clever training is needed when…