Tourism Minister John Penrose reflects on the newly published Tourism Strategy and the view from the top of Europe’s soon-to-be tallest hotel and tourist attraction.
With less than 500 days until London 2012, it is not just the athletes themselves who are gearing up for the competition – the sport science and medical support teams are also preparing for next summer. Dr Ken van Someren, Director of Sport Science at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), explains more about the…
VisitBritain Chief Executive Sandie Dawe takes the reins on the DCMS blog today, with a guest post on British Tourism Week, partying on piers and warming up Britain’s ‘welcome’.
Paralympic gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, chair of the Commission on the Future of Women’s Sport, explains why sports governing bodies would benefit from opening their doors to more women.
The excitement for London 2012 is really building as next week we hit one of the biggest milestones before the opening ceremony. On Tuesday 15 March we’ll celebrate 500 days to go until the games begin with tickets going on sale.
Arts graduates are working in a variety of organisations across the sector on placements funded by the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme and many have been tracking their progress on their employers’ blogs. Here is a round up of some of the best, offering a further insight into careers in the arts.
Mixed doubles badminton champion Nathan Robertson, who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, counts down to next year’s London Games and the chance to take home the coveted gold medal.
On International Women’s Day, guest blogger Jude Kelly – Director of Southbank Centre and WOW – Women of the World, a new festival celebrating and promoting women – gives us her independent viewpoint on the fight for equality.
In the latest instalment of the Bursary Blog, Lucie Sheppard fills us in on her placement at Siobhan Davies Dance and how it is giving her vital experience of working in an arts organisation and the chance to re-establish herself as a dancer.
Jo Morrison, Digital Projects Director at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, explains how her institution and the other colleges that make up the University of the Arts London are embracing the creative and cultural opportunities offered by next year’s Olympic Games in London.