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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…

Amiens100: Leonard John Hall

Shaun Hall

, August 13, 2018 — First World War

Great nephew of Leonard John Hall

First World War descendant Shaun Hall pays tribute to his Great Uncle Leonard, who died on the first day of the Battle of Amiens.My connection to Leonard John Hall is through my father, also Leonard – named after his Uncle by my Grandad Victor. I recall as a boy my dad and nana telling stories about…

Amiens Remembered

Simon Bendry

, August 6, 2018 — Culture

Programme Director for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, UCL Institute of Education, London.

In August 2018, students from many of the nations which fought at the Battle of Amiens in 1918 – Australia, Canada, France, UK and USA – are coming together to commemorate the battle and as a symbol of international reconciliation.The programme, developed by UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture,…

My Cyber Discovery Journey

Jude Kelzi, a 15-year-old student, was one of the 170 individuals that made it through to the final stage of the Cyber Discovery programme CyberStart Elite. Read about Jude’s journey through the programme and her experience at the Elite camp in Manchester. What is Cyber Discovery?Cyber Discovery is a four-year learning programme for young people in…