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Blog - Arts, culture and film

  1. National Lottery funded films selected for the BFI London Film Festival

    10th Medi 2021

    Discover our top five feature film highlights heading to the big screen this Autumn, thanks to National Lottery players.

  2. The Story Behind the Camera - World Photography Day

    19th Awst 2021

    Taking a look at the story behind the image, for World Photography Day.

  3. Love Literature? The Leeds LGBT+ Lit Fest is coming!

    21st Mehefin 2021

  4. Dancer finds her feet in Wales

    1st Mawrth 2021

  5. Celebrating the life of Ridley Road

    20th Ionawr 2021

    National Lottery funded project Future Hackney unveils its Ridley Road Stories exhibition to rave reviews.

  6. National Lottery funded film 'THE REASON I JUMP' is a hit!

    13th Ionawr 2021

    A closer look at National Lottery supported film 'THE REASON I JUMP'.

  7. Mother Tongues

    2nd Tachwedd 2020

    Shamim is also a poet in residence at Apples and Snakes, a project funded by the players of The National Lottery which has worked with renowned artists including Billy Bragg, Lemn Sissay, Kae Tempest and Benjamin Zephaniah.

  8. I Met The Sea At The Bus Stop

    2nd Tachwedd 2020

    Open Book is a charity that runs shared reading and creative writing sessions in communities across Scotland. It uses literature to connect people, build communities and to amplify voices that often go unheard.

  9. A 50 Person Zoom Disco

    2nd Tachwedd 2020

    KMAdotcom is a working art studio that bills itself as a space of originality, collaboration and imagination. It is managed by four artists from Monday to Friday but is open and flexible to suit the needs of people who come to the workshop.

  10. “The Benefits We’ve Seen Are Huge”

    2nd Tachwedd 2020

    Arts Care is a uniquely original health care organisation founded on the idea of giving patients, families, staff and visitors a better quality of experience through participation and access to the arts. Every week it delivers a weekly programme of art of all kinds, including visual art, dance, art, music, film-making, creative writing, and even clown doctors across five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland.

  11. Music Is The Great Leveller

    2nd Tachwedd 2020

    Preludes works in areas of Bristol that are experiencing high levels of economic disadvantage and aims to put music at the heart of every child’s education. It is run by manager Penny Rawlings, one of a group of dedicated music professionals, whose work aims to put enjoyment, confidence, coordination, speech and language skills into children’s education.

  12. Bringing Together Those Who Feel Most Apart

    2nd Tachwedd 2020

    The lockdown period proved especially challenging for Beth James, who runs a theatre company for children, young people and adults with disabilities and autism. While millions of people were struggling with establishing new routines the world over, for those with autism the changes proved exceptionally daunting.