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Inspiration from India

Karen Bradley

, November 17, 2017 — Digital

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Last week I travelled to India to see first hand some of the exciting events and activities taking place as part of the UK India Year of Culture that runs until next April. As well as learning more about the cultural aspects of the UK’s evolving relationship with India during my stay, I also exchanged…

#LocalCharitiesDay: MAD Weekend gets people out volunteering for Snowdonia

Claire Holmes

, November 14, 2017 — Civil Society

Events and Publicity Coordinator, Snowdonia Society

The Snowdonia Society’s 50th anniversary event, the 2017 MAD (Make a Difference) Weekend, in September saw more than 80 people take part in two days of intensive conservation activities  across Snowdonia National Park, with overnight camping and live folk music on the Craflwyn Estate.Volunteers came in all shapes and sizes, and included pupils from a local…

#CultureisDigital: A Digital Look into English Heritage

Suhair Khan

, November 7, 2017 — Culture

Google Cultural Institute at Google

If I were to ask you to give examples of English culture, it would be pretty easy wouldn’t it? Perhaps you’d talk about food: our penchant for fish and chips, beans on toast, or yorkshire puddings. Or maybe our infrastructure: the venerable NHS or the London Underground. You might even talk about our behavioural quirks:…

Celebrating the economic contribution of arts and culture

On Saturday the Centre for Economics and Business Research published it’s report into economic contribution of arts and culture, and I’m very encouraged by the results.During my first months as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, I have visited a range of arts organisations across the country. I continue to be hugely impressed by our…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Malvern Special Families celebrates the positive impact of small charities

Cassie Zoro

, — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Malvern Special Families

Malvern Special Families strives to improve lives and provides safe and engaging social opportunities for children and young people with disabilities.At Malvern Special Families (MSF) we understand that everyone is different. That is why we provide the best individual care, support and social opportunities that we can at our clubs and play schemes. Our vision…

World Heart Beat Music blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay 2017

James Gero

, October 30, 2017 — Civil Society

James Gero, Executive Director World Heart Beat Music Academy.

World Heart Beat Music Academy is a ground-breaking organisation that accelerates social change and transforms lives through music in London.  Many of our students come from a range of challenging backgrounds. Some are the main carer for parents or siblings; some come from households with a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse; some are classified…

Realising the potential of Artificial Intelligence for the UK

Professor Dame Wendy Hall

, October 17, 2017 — Digital

Regius Professor of Computing Science, University of Southampton

As one of the authors of the Independent Review into Artificial Intelligence and leading figure in the field of computer science at the University of Southampton, Professor Dame Wendy Hall, reflects on a career at the forefront of digital breakthroughs. Ever since computers were invented, people have talked about how they can help us to learn…

Why is poetry so important?

Caleb Femi

, October 13, 2017 — Civil Society

Young People’s Laureate for London

This Libraries Week and ahead of the Young People’s Laureate Tour 2017, Caleb Femi talks about his role as the Young People’s Laureate for London and the pivotal role poetry can play in young lives. Inspiring future generationsThe Young People’s Laureate is all about engaging, not only with poetry but with young people too through…

#ReadySteadyLibrary for Libraries Week

Sue Ball

, October 10, 2017 — Civil Society

Stock, Services & Activities Manager at Staffordshire County

Find out about the role Stafford Library is playing in supporting local families and vulnerable children ahead of them starting school - just one example of the many ways in which libraries are affecting change and bringing people together.

Securing our connected world

Martin Sadler

, October 6, 2017 — Digital

Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group

In the first of a series of blogs covering DCMS’s work on cyber security, Martin Sadler, Chair of DCMS’s Secure by Default Expert Advisory Group explores the Secure by Default Review, which  looks at how the Internet of Things (IoT) market has developed and what impact this has on the cyber security landscape.As we put our…