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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Singing Across Generations

    2nd November 2020

    Jennifer Hill is using music to demystify dementia with a project funded by National Lottery players

  4. The Show Must Go On

    2nd November 2020

    An award-winning freelance actress and writer living in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland she was due to premiere her new play Conversations with Angels before the complete disruption of coronavirus. Undeterred, Maria set up 1 Eleven Theatre Company earlier this year, going on to write, produce, direct and act in another play – The Broads.

  5. Breaking The Code

    2nd November 2020

    “Arts, culture and heritage are the three things that bring us together,” says Anouar Kassim MBE. The 52-year-old father of two received the Queen’s Jubilee Award in 2018 for founding the Milton Keynes Islamic Arts, Heritage and Culture (MKIAHC) – an organisation established in 2002 to deliver art workshops, seminars and events that explore the themes of architecture, geometry, arabesque and garden design.

  6. Telling Stories Through Tailoring

    2nd November 2020

    Evolving from his 2016 National Lottery Arts Council Wales funded project ‘Telling a Story Through Tailoring’, Patrick created the Mask Makers in April, a group comprised of friends and local volunteers looking to both learn how to sew and help frontline workers in need.

  7. Helping Aspiring Artists Take Off

    2nd November 2020

    New Urban Era is an arts project that is successfully drawing in a strong youth following with everything from outdoor murals to beatboxing and breakdancing. This year, the Tamworth based project celebrates its 10th anniversary, but it also meant pivoting quickly to host live virtual events as community restrictions took effect.

  8. National Lottery funded films selected for this year's BFI London Film Festival

    30th September 2020

    The programme for the BFI London Film Festival, which takes place from 7-18 October, features a whopping14 films that have received National Lottery funding. Read on to find out our top three feature and short film highlights, all headed to the big screen thanks to the players.

  9. National Lottery funded film 'ROCKS' is 5*!

    25th September 2020

    National Lottery funded film ROCKS has received outstanding reviews since it opened in cinemas last Friday

  10. Beautiful noise

    12th August 2020

    The chance to play an instrument is changing lives in Scotland with the help of The National Lottery

  11. The dance charity taking steps to change lives

    18th June 2020

    DanceSyndrome is a truly inclusive place where people of all abilities work together to create inspiring performances.

  12. National Lottery players back Cannes Film Festival winners!

    10th June 2020

    We are thrilled that National Lottery funded films Ammonite, Limbo and After Love have been selected for this year's Cannes Film Festival