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#LocalCharitiesDay: The inspirational work of Remap

David Martin

, November 21, 2017 — Civil Society

Chief Executive at Remap

Linda teaches piano and singing, so was devastated when treatment for breast cancer left her unable to support her left arm or move it sufficiently to play the piano, even though her fingers were unaffected. She was unable to work and was left feeling very frustrated.Fortunately, Linda’s occupational therapist had heard of Remap, a charity…

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…

Take Pride

Sue Owen

, July 8, 2017 — Uncategorized

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

You may have noticed the rainbow flags flying high above 100 Parliament Street, one on each side of the building. I hope so. There have been too many tragic reasons for our flags to fly at half-mast in recent months. We should welcome any chance to celebrate. There are two occasions when we fly the…

Culture of Innovation

Hasan Bakhshi

, April 19, 2017 — Culture

Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta

As a foundation with a mission to seek out, spark and shape powerful new ideas, we spend a lot of time at Nesta thinking about how innovation happens. A recurrent theme is “recombinant innovation” – the idea that information pooled from disparate practices, not eureka moments in the minds of lone geniuses, lie behind most…

#CultureIsDigital

Matt Hancock

, April 3, 2017 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

So today I am launching our new Culture is Digital project with a conversation between Government and both tech and the cultural world about how we push this natural synergy further.

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…

Future Worlds brings best of British startups to #CES2017

Reuben Wilcock

, January 7, 2017 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director of Future Worlds, University of Southampton

I’m writing this perched on a crowded sofa in Las Vegas watching over the Future Worlds incubator stand at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As a serial entrepreneur, I launched Future Worlds in December 2015 at the University of Southampton to help aspiring innovators change the world with their ideas. Ever envious of US…

Celebrating a successful year for British music in a global market

Chris Green

, January 6, 2017 — Media, broadband and creative industries

BPI Director of Research

The latest Official Charts Company data released by the BPI – the UK record labels’ association that promotes British music – gives a number of good reasons to be optimistic about the future of the British music industry. Music has been widely acknowledged to have been the canary in the coalmine of digital disruption, having…