70 years celebrating art and culture

In summer 2016 we turned 70! We’re marking the occasion with #70things: a list of arts and culture activities anyone can do.

Join in on the hashtag: share what you get up to and tell us what you would add to the list.


See the list of surprising, fun and affordable activities

Get stuck in
Artonik’s The Colour of Time - performed in Luton. Image © Ben Hodson
A young child reaches for bubbles at A Musical Rumpus, part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival.

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Image captions
Top left to bottom right: 1. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford 2. A Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival. Photo © James Berry & Spitalfields Music 3. Yorkshire Festival. Photo © Yorkshire Festival