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Local Charities Day 2018

Mims Davies

, November 16, 2018 — Civil Society

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society Further details on gov.uk

I am delighted to announce that Local Charities Day will be returning this year on Friday 14 December 2018! It is my first Local Charities Day as Minister for Sport and Civil Society and I could not be more excited about building on the success of the last two years, where people, communities and organisations…

Safety first for sports fans

Ken Scott

, November 5, 2018 — Sport

Chief Inspector at Sports Grounds Safety Authority

Every week, millions of people visit sports grounds to see their favourite teams play.  Whether football, rugby, cricket, or any other sport, all fans are there for one reason – to enjoy the spectacle. Safety firstWhenever large numbers of people come together there will generally be safety concerns.  The safety of all people within a…

Cyber Security Month

Margot James

, October 31, 2018 — Digital

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries

October is Cyber Security Month – but what is cyber security and why is DCMS involved?The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is leading the Government’s digital agenda. Over half of our policy and delivery work now covers the digital sectors, including telecommunications, emerging technologies, data protection, internet safety and, of course, cyber security,…

VCSE Crown Representative Update: September – October

Claire Dove

, October 25, 2018 — Civil Society

VCSE Crown Representative

Summer updateIt’s been a busy summer, inputting into the Civil Society Strategy and working with colleagues in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to raise awareness of its important themes and drive implementation. In my latest blog, I wanted to capture some of the key moments from my recent work.Social Enterprise World Forum…

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace and Reconciliation 2018

Mike Sheil

, October 24, 2018 — Culture

Exhibition Photographer

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace and Reconciliation 2018 is the last in a series of exhibitions which have been held during the centenary period of the First World War and which is now the most widely viewed international exhibition about the conflict.    These exhibitions, consisting of photographs of the landscapes of the conflict as…

National Album Day: Why the global success of UK music is personal

Tracey Heyworth

, October 12, 2018 — Culture

Music and Copyright Adviser, DCMS

Music is a huge success story for the UK, contributing significantly to the creative industries and the wider economy. In 2016 alone it generated £4.4 billion for the economy, sustaining more than 142,00 jobs. It’s is also one of our most successful exports, generating £2.5 billion in export revenue in 2016 while in the same…

Good money week

Tracey Crouch

, October 5, 2018 — Civil Society

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

Now, more than ever, people want to know that their money is doing good. People value the communities in which they live, the cleanliness of the air in our cities, the quality of education that young people receive. They want those values to be reflected in the things they choose to buy, the places they…

Museums Action Plan

Neil Mendoza

, October 4, 2018 — Culture

Author, The Mendoza Review: an independent review into museums in England

In November last year, the government published my review of England’s museums, the first comprehensive look at the sector since 2001. In the last year we have seen more great examples of museums flourishing in different ways: Tate St Ives winning Art Fund Museum of the Year; museum openings such as Bristol’s Being Brunel; government…

Civil Society Strategy: a bright future for social value

Claire Dove

, August 31, 2018 — Civil Society

VCSE Crown Representative

Claire Dove OBE reflects on her first six months as VCSE Crown Representative and what the Civil Society Strategy means for the future of social value and commissioning.Reflections on the past six months As VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) Crown Representative, I want to support public service commissioners and civil society organisations working hand-in-hand…

Amiens 100: the Australians and the Tank Corps at Amiens

Dr George Hay

, August 15, 2018 — First World War

Principal Records Specialist, The National Archives

Dr George Hay, from the National Archives, outlines his research into the Battle of Amiens The 4th and 11th Australian Infantry Brigade belonged to the 3rd Australian Division. They were to be supported in the opening stages of the battle by 5th Tank Brigade on the extreme left of the main Australian-Canadian spearhead, butting up against…