What’s New - West Midlands
A sonic love letter to Birmingham
9th August 2022
A unique musical project for a unique music city is what On Record and Jez Collins have created as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.
Every Memorial Has A Story To Tell
1st December 2020
With 30,000 trees planted across 150 acres and almost 300 memorials to the fallen, the National Memorial Arboretum is a place to remember the sacrifice of all those in the British Armed Forces.
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.
Footprints Is A Very Happy Place
28th October 2020
Over the lockdown period, teenager Joseph Rutherford from West Bridgford, near Nottingham decided to do something special to help others.
5 things to do at home this week (08/06/2020)
8th June 2020
This week we work out with National Lottery funded athletes, take part in exhibitions, dance the night away and listen to some wholesome podcasts... enjoy!
5 things to do at home this week (26/05/2020)
26th May 2020
In this edition, we become at home actors, explore another gallery from our living room, Redesign London transport, work out with Sport NI, and join Into film for a mega movie night!
5 things to do this week (18/05/2020)
18th May 2020
This week we are busy in the kitchen, taking a spin in some British classic cars, and much more…
Beating depression to the punch
20th January 2020
The National Lottery is helping a boxing academy deliver schemes that benefit both physical and mental health
20th December 2019
The Yes project is helping young people in the East Midlands get hired thanks to National Lottery players
Singer Tom Grennan surprises shoppers to celebrate The National Lottery's impact on Performance Art
21st October 2019
Singer-songwriter Tom Grennan delivered an impromptu, busking style performance in Coventry today as part of a thank-you moment to National Lottery players who have helped invest over £2.2billion into the performing arts over the past 25 years.
Gabby Logan hosts taster Commonwealth sports day to encourage Birmingham locals to #GetActiveBrum
26th March 2019
With Birmingham set to host the Commonwealth Games 2022, Gabby Logan today encouraged inspired locals to #GetActiveBrum at a National Lottery sports day, following the recent £10 million National Lottery grant to tackle physical inactivity in Birmingham and Solihull.
Call the midwife star celebrates millions in National Lottery funding for Coventry 2021
7th March 2019
Midlands’s actress Helen George celebrates National Lottery funding for Coventry City of Culture 2021.
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