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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…

A Year of Listings – from a beach wreck to a skate park

Roger Bowdler
, December 29, 2014 — Culture
Listing building’s help us acknowledge and understand our shared history.  It marks and celebrates a building’s special architectural and historic interest, and also brings it under the consideration of the planning system so that some thought will be taken about its future. This year has seen around 650 designations and upgrades, each one as varied…

Ringing in the New Year with tourism growth

Patricia Yates
, December 28, 2014 — Culture
Patricia Yates, VisitBritain’s Director of Strategy and Communications, marks a year of growth for our tourism industry and looks ahead to 2015 At this very moment, up and down the country, people from all over the world are enjoying what Britain has to offer. Whether they’re wandering through Edinburgh’s Christmas markets, ice-skating at Somerset House, taking…