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    Four National Lottery funded superstars to celebrate this International Women’s Day

    7th March 2022

    International Women’s Day is celebrated around the globe every March 8th to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We’re showcasing some of the amazing National Lottery funded projects created by women, as well as individuals who are taking action for equality and making a positive difference.

  2. A woman (Stef Lauer) sitting in front of a pub.

    LGBT+ History Month: Shining a light on National Lottery funded LGBT+ projects in the UK

    24th February 2022

    This February we’re celebrating LGBT+ history month by shining a light on some of the incredible National Lottery funded projects across the UK that are helping to preserve the history of the LGBT+ community.

  3. A men standing next to a manakin in someone's kitchen.

    Celebrating National Lottery supported films at Sundance 2022

    20th January 2022

    The 2022 Sundance Film Festival begins today, running from 20-30 January, with seven incredible National Lottery supported films being premiered. Discover our top four film highlights being featured at this year’s festival, thanks to National Lottery players.

  4. Ridley Road Stories - Part Two

    29th September 2021

    Documenting and celebrating the African and Caribbean locals on Ridley Road, Hackney.

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

    10th September 2021

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

  6. A girl (Kate Jones) at  at St Fagans National Museum of History.

    The Story Behind the Camera - World Photography Day

    19th August 2021

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. A woman walking trough Ridley Road wearing a beauitiful african outfit in London, England.

    Celebrating the Life of Ridley Road

    20th January 2021

    National Lottery funded project Future Hackney unveils it's Ridley Road Stories exhibition to rave reviews.

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

    13th January 2021

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.