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How our UK startup is tackling the cyber skills shortage

September 18, 2020 — Digital

Capslock was founded by a team of UK cyber security experts. We are a revolutionary education institution, created to re-skill UK adults, kick-starting their new careers in cyber security.As the UK continues to lead global innovation, the skills we need as an economy are subject to rapid change. For DCMS and Government as a whole,…

Reshaping the Hailsham Festival – #CommunitiesCan

September 4, 2020 — #CommunitiesCan

In early 2020 Hailsham Festival – an annual celebration of creativity, talent and imagination – was gearing up for its most ambitious year ever – not only were plans well advanced for the ‘normal’ festival fortnight in September but also for ‘String’ – a newly commissioned community musical, rooted in Hailsham, its surrounding villages and…

EFL Football Clubs: Tackling loneliness together – #CommunitiesCan

August 28, 2020 — #CommunitiesCan

How EFL football clubs are bringing people together and connecting older people at risk of lonelinessCOVID-19 and the lockdown restrictions brought loneliness into sharp focus. In these troubled times it filled me with a great sense of pride to see how EFL football clubs and their community organisations stepped up to provide a vital lifeline…

Re-opening the Natural History Museum

August 21, 2020 — Enjoy Summer Safely

You’d have thought re-opening the Museum would be a simple task, switch everything back on and open the doors and they’ll come rushing back. That is where the issue lies. With the new normal comes new responsibilities. Without dwelling on the finer details of how we can keep everyone safe when they visit, I’d just…

Libraries: A place to learn to love culture

‘I always thought art was not for people like me, how wrong I was.’ Library art club memberLibraries are often the first place people experience art and culture. Whether it is a crafts session with an emerging artist or a live music concert in a city centre library – libraries know how to create a…

Stonehenge: Meeting new challenges at the ancient monument

August 20, 2020 — Enjoy Summer Safely

On 18 March, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic began to be felt, Stonehenge closed its doors to the public, along with more than 400 English Heritage sites. In an ordinary year, the celebrated ancient monument welcomes 1.6 million visitors, but overnight the numbers of people on site was reduced to just a handful…

Reopening success for independent museums 

August 19, 2020 — Enjoy Summer Safely

AIM, the Association for Independent Museums, is a thriving membership network for independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations across the UK. Here, Director of AIM, Emma Chaplin, shares highlights on how members are facing the challenge of reopening and making the most of the opportunities this presents.  Covid-19 has been a challenge like no other for…

Monkstown Boxing Club – #CommunitiesCan

August 13, 2020 — #CommunitiesCan

Monkstown Boxing Club, in Northern Ireland, is delivering 300 meals every week to people most affected by coronavirus in its community.From the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Monkstown Boxing Club knew that its local community would be heavily affected – with pensioners, families and those suffering from poor health all needing urgent help. With its usual…