Culture

Bluebell Railway: Virtual tours that take culture online, into care homes and around the world

Ruth Rowatt

Ruth Rowatt, February 26, 2021 — #HereForCulture

Marketing and Communications Manager, Bluebell Railway

A grant from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to the Bluebell Railway has enabled us to create virtual tours of our stations, locomotive shed and museum. This project is ongoing with more tours coming soon, including Kingscote Station, booking office and signal box! The link to our first tour was put on the Bluebell Railway…

The Value of Culture and Heritage

Lord Mendoza

Lord Mendoza, January 21, 2021 — Culture

Commissioner for Cultural Recovery and Renewal

When we visit a gallery or a local museum, attend a concert or dance performance, visit a Neolithic site or take a ride on a steam railway we experience cultural nourishment and joy. We experience this communally, with our families and friends. Cultural organisations also provide needed societal work for communities across the country. We…

2020 is ALL THE FEELS | Bristol’s Watershed on the impact of lockdown and the Culture Recovery Fund

Clare Reddington

Clare Reddington, October 30, 2020 — Culture

CEO, Watershed

Clare Reddington, CEO of Watershed in Bristol discusses what happened when covid closed them down, how they have been using the lockdown to do some deep thinking and how they are re-emerging wrapped in renewed values to make a sector that is representative, safe and welcoming for all.   Before lockdown, Watershed was thriving and…

Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Day 2020

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This year the annual National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph will be a closed ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.However, there are many ways you can mark the occasion safely, either outdoors, while following social distancing guidance, online or at home.  Things you can do and watch in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday and…

Military Wives Choirs: A thank you for supporting our virtual activity #CommunitiesCan

Eleanor Pullen

Eleanor Pullen, October 9, 2020 — #CommunitiesCan

Digital Engagement Officer, Military Wives Choirs

The grant funding that the Military Wives Choirs has received has enabled us to continue to bring our network together, albeit virtually, during these unprecedented times in the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 70 choirs and more than 2,000 members in British military bases across the UK and overseas, the Military Wives Choirs is a charity…

The benefits of family reading in and out of lockdown

Dr Carina Spaulding

Dr Carina Spaulding, July 16, 2020 — Culture

Research & Evaluation Manager, The Reading Agency

As a charity dedicated to working towards a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life, we at The Reading Agency have been keenly interested in the ways lockdown has affected our relationship with books and reading. We partnered with Beano Brain Omnibus to survey over 10,000 7-11-year-olds across the UK to…

Wallace Collection: Bringing life back into the galleries

Sarah Harmer

Sarah Harmer, July 14, 2020 — Culture

Director of Development, The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection reopens this week after almost exactly 17 weeks of closure. Except for the two World Wars, this period has been the first time the Collection has closed to the public since we opened in 1900. We are incredibly excited to be welcoming back staff and visitors to the Collection – bringing life back…

Interdependence, co-creation, and hope

Jacqui O’Hanlon

Jacqui O’Hanlon, July 3, 2020 — Culture

RSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning Alliance

RSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning AllianceRSC Director of Education and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance, an independent body that champions the rights of all children to arts and culture Cultural Learning Alliance.

 I am Director of Education at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair of the Cultural Learning Alliance. Both roles are fundamentally about the same things: championing the right of all children and young people to high quality arts and cultural learning. Both are driven by a mission to democratise who makes, creates, and shapes arts…

Oliver Dowden’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 30 May 2020

, May 30, 2020 — Culture

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary gave the 30 May 2020 daily press briefing on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let me begin with the latest figures: 4,171,408 tests for coronavirus have now been carried out in the UK, including 127,722 tests carried out yesterday; 272,826 people have tested positive, that’s an increase of…

Celebrating World Book Night

Caroline Dinenage MP

Caroline Dinenage MP, April 23, 2020 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

The 23rd of April is quite a big day for literary lovers across the world – it’s the UNESCO International Day of the Book, it’s (probably!) William Shakespeare’s birthday today, and it is also World Book Night – a brilliant initiative organised by the Reading Agency.Of course, this year’s World Book Night is probably more…