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Blog - Arts, culture and film

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

    21st June 2021

    We spoke to Emily Metcalfe, founder and organiser of National Lottery funded Leeds LGBT+ Literature Festival.

  2. A dancer finds her feet in Wales

    1st March 2021

    Krystal Lowe, a young dancer from Bermuda, has found her feet in Wales with help from The National Lottery.

  3. Celebrating the Life of Ridley Road

    20th January 2021

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

  4. National Lottery funded film is 'rare' and 'superb'...

    13th January 2021

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

  5. Mother Tongues

    2nd November 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.

  6. I Met The Sea At The Bus Stop

    2nd November 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.

  7. A 50 Person Zoom Disco

    2nd November 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.

  8. The Benefits We’ve Seen Are Huge

    2nd November 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.

  9. Music Is The Great Leveller

    2nd November 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.

  10. Bringing Together Those Who Feel Most Apart

    2nd November 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.

  11. Theatre Is A Mirror To Society

    2nd November 2020

    Growing up in Nigeria, Moji was initially discouraged from studying for the stage and came to the craft as a mature student. Now working with artists within Sheffield and nationally, her National Lottery funded project, Utopia Theatre commissions writers and produces plays focused on telling the stories of Africans in the diaspora

  12. Clubbing Together

    2nd November 2020

    Created for children on the autistic spectrum, those with additional support needs, who are socially excluded, or have disabilities, the programmes Abbie creates for Q Club – established in 2016 after winning funding from BBC Children in Need – allows young people aged between five and eighteen to explore digital technologies in a creative art context