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Rabbits, film locations, ‘Whovians’ and how pirates old and new are helping The Old Royal Naval College

John Penrose

, March 1, 2011 — Culture

John David Penrose is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare

Some of you may have read Watership Down, the children’s book by Richard Adams, which was published in the seventies, then made into an animated film in 1978, generating a No.1 hit single for Art Garfunkel, before going on to become one of those cultural icons – like the book and film Babe or the…

A turning point for talent

Paul Durrant

, February 23, 2011 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director of UK Games Talent and Finance CIC

Paul Durrant, Director of Business Development at the University of Abertay Dundee – an institution recently higlighted in an industry report as a leading light in computer games education – celebrates the 20th anniversary of the seminal computer game Lemmings and describes the university’s efforts to ensure the next generation of game developers have the…

The HLF go to the country, and Scandinavian chefs triumph as our Langoustine and caviar ‘buttons’ come 13th

John Penrose

, February 14, 2011 — Culture

John David Penrose is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Heritage Lottery Fund. One of the original good causes when the Lottery was set up more than 16 years ago, it has been quietly going about its business and, with the bare minimum of fuss and kerfuffle, has been putting money into projects and programmes that have…