DCMS blog

‘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…

#EveryRoadtoRio

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…

What it means to win Museum of the Year

Maria Balshaw
, July 17, 2015 — Culture
In today’s guest blog post Dr. Maria Balshaw, Director of the Whitworth, University of Manchester and Manchester City Galleries
 explains what it means to be awarded Museum of the Year. As I write this, the Whitworth, the University of Manchester’s gallery in the park, has been Museum of the Year for just over two weeks. I think…

A Special Delivery for our Postal Heritage

Baroness Neville-Rolfe
, July 15, 2015 — Culture
Following the announcement that Historic England and Royal Mail have committed to manage and conserve the network of post boxes in their existing locations across the UK, Baroness Neville-Rolfe takes a look back at the history of the UK’s treasured post boxes.  Like black taxis in London, the blue plaques we put on historic buildings…