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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…

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold For Change

DCMS

, March 8, 2017 — Culture

This year, International Women’s Day challenges us all to #BeBoldForChange and encourages everyone to think about how they can help create a more equal and inclusive world. International Women’s Day celebrates the success of and contributions to society made by women as well shining a light on the inequalities they face. With its origins in…

International Women’s Day: One to Watch

Ellora James

, — Media, broadband and creative industries

Creator of Envirocache, and winner of the One To Watch category at the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards.

Ellora, aged 16, is a creator of Envirocache, which she designed with her team during the Apps for Good course. Ellora has been working hard to transform her app idea into a reality, and recently won the One To Watch category at the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards. My inspiration to pursue a career in…

International Women’s Day 2017: Improving access to healthcare

Kate Newhouse

, — Media, broadband and creative industries

Founder of Doctor Care Anywhere and winner of the Everywoman in Tech Innovator Award

On International Women’s Day, we hear from a star of the recent Everywoman in Tech Awards who has been recognised for pioneering work in tech.Putting technology at the heart of healthcareHaving swapped the world of private consultancy for local government, I began to specialise in understanding the different needs of customers accessing public services and…

Northern Stars winners at No 10

Following LivingLens success in the Northern Stars start-up competition, the firm’s CEO and co-founder Carl Wong visited London to pitch to investors, network with other tech firms and meet the National Technology Adviser at Number 10 Downing Street. Government supportOur day began with a visit to 10 Downing Street and a talk with Liam Maxwell,…

What are your #HeritageTreasures?

Ros Kerslake

, February 1, 2017 — Culture

Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund is now on Facebook and Instagram, and to celebrate we’re asking people to share images of the heritage they love – their heritage treasures.And so far, the response has been quite incredible with the #HeritageTreasures hashtag trending at number one in the UK on Twitter on the campaign’s launch day.Watching the entries being…

DCMS Wolfson: Bolton Museum ‘First Impressions’

Julie Spencer

, January 17, 2017 — Culture

Head of Service, Bolton Library and Museum Services

Bolton’s collection of ancient Egyptian material is significant and arguably one of the most important in a British local authority museum and totals around 12,000 objects from over 65 sites in Egypt. We are at an exciting and crucial point in our service’s development as we are about to embark on a capital project, funded…

DCMS Wolfson: Arbeia Roman Fort

Ian Watson

, — Culture

Director of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

We are absolutely delighted to be one of the 39 museums and galleries in England and one of the only two in the North East to receive funding from DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund. The redevelopment project will help Arbeia Roman Fort to greatly improve our visitor offer as it will better connect the…

DCMS Wolfson: Green light for the Royal Cornwall Museum

Ian Wall

, — Culture

Royal Cornwall Museum Director

As Director of the Royal Cornwall Museum I’m delighted that our application for the ‘Shining A Light On The Heritage of Cornwall’ project has been awarded a £50,000 grant.This project will see the full scale revamp of our museum’s lighting which we believe will help revitalise the Museum. This funding will be used to apply…

Building a Creative Economy for all

Helen Warren

, January 13, 2017 — Culture

Head of Creative Industries at DCMS

Today I spoke to the Westminster Media Forum in Manchester about harnessing the creative economy in the North of England. What I said in my speech is that to do this, we need to join up creative activity across the North of England and indeed the whole of the UK.After all, collaborating and connecting is…