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Take Pride

Sue Owen

, July 8, 2017 — Uncategorized

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

You may have noticed the rainbow flags flying high above 100 Parliament Street, one on each side of the building. I hope so. There have been too many tragic reasons for our flags to fly at half-mast in recent months. We should welcome any chance to celebrate. There are two occasions when we fly the…

Culture of Innovation

Hasan Bakhshi

, April 19, 2017 — Culture

Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta

As a foundation with a mission to seek out, spark and shape powerful new ideas, we spend a lot of time at Nesta thinking about how innovation happens. A recurrent theme is “recombinant innovation” – the idea that information pooled from disparate practices, not eureka moments in the minds of lone geniuses, lie behind most…

#CultureIsDigital

Matt Hancock

, April 3, 2017 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

So today I am launching our new Culture is Digital project with a conversation between Government and both tech and the cultural world about how we push this natural synergy further.

Mayflower’s 400th Anniversary

Amanda Lumley

, March 31, 2017 — Culture

Chief Executive of Destination Plymouth

After welcoming Tourism Minister Tracey Crouch to Plymouth, Destination Plymouth’s Amanda Lumley takes us behind the scenes to share preparations to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the iconic Mayflower.From Holland to Boston, the world will be commemorating the Mayflower Pilgrim’s historic and perilous journey across the Atlantic to the New World in 1620.Plymouth…

Future Worlds brings best of British startups to #CES2017

Reuben Wilcock

, January 7, 2017 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director of Future Worlds, University of Southampton

I’m writing this perched on a crowded sofa in Las Vegas watching over the Future Worlds incubator stand at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As a serial entrepreneur, I launched Future Worlds in December 2015 at the University of Southampton to help aspiring innovators change the world with their ideas. Ever envious of US…

Celebrating a successful year for British music in a global market

Chris Green

, January 6, 2017 — Media, broadband and creative industries

BPI Director of Research

The latest Official Charts Company data released by the BPI – the UK record labels’ association that promotes British music – gives a number of good reasons to be optimistic about the future of the British music industry. Music has been widely acknowledged to have been the canary in the coalmine of digital disruption, having…

Grow Your Tenner fundraising campaign helps local charities grow

Chris Dormer

, December 16, 2016 — Civil Society

Head of Business Development at Localgiving

As part of plans leading up to #LocalCharitiesDay, the Government’s Office for Civil Society (OCS) backed two fundraising campaigns that encourage giving to local charities and community groups. OCS gave £250,000 to the campaigns, both run by Localgiving, to match online donations from the public.The Grow Your Tenner campaign matched donations from the public up…

Morrisons Foundation – making a difference to people’s lives

Sam Burden

, — Civil Society

Morrisons Foundation Specialist

Morrisons believes in the power of local charities to make a difference to people’s lives. In 2015 we set up the Morrisons Foundation to help more local charities access vital funding and today we are really pleased to be supporting the first ever #LocalCharitiesDay.  We’re taking this opportunity to encourage local charities to find out…

Sutton Mencap shares its stories for #LocalCharitiesDay

Robbie Keen

, December 9, 2016 — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Sutton Mencap

Sutton Mencap is a leading provider of services for people with a learning disability in the London Borough of Sutton. We work with around 70 children and young people and 200 adults, providing a wide range of activities aimed at bringing people together, helping them develop life skills, make friends and have fun.A typical week…