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People on bus with musicians

What's mine is yours

As Hull enters its one hundredth day as UK City of Culture, Pete Stones tells us how it feels when the world is watching the place you call home.

Little girl mid-jump and dancing with man

Men and girls dance together

London-based cross-artform company, Fevered Sleep discuss the motivation behind their piece, Men & Girls Dance.

Miss Behave dressed in a shiny jumpsuit, with lots of multi-coloured balls and confetti falling around her.

Celebrating LGBT History Month

February was LGBT History Month – 28 days dedicated to raising awareness about equality, promoting the benefits of diversity and helping to overcome prejudice through education.

A person's hands hold an open book

Evaluation matters

Laura Venning on how we can get better at evaluating projects that encourage reading

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Back to Ours launch 2. Little girl mid-jump and dancing with man 3. Oxford Christmas Lights Festival, December 2013. Photo courtesy of Oxford City Council. All rights reserved. 4. Miss Behave's Game Show, part of SHOUT Festival 2016. Photo by 5. No Credit Displaying 6. Photo © Joao Silas 7. 'Emil and the Detectives' by Red Earth Theatre. Photo © Red Earth Theatre / Robert Day 8. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 9. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 10. Gecko Theatre: Institute. Photo © Richard Haughton 11. Illustration © Arts Council England 12. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford