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A Carnival performer in pink in front of Police Officers

Podcast: The arts of Carnival

As Notting Hill Carnival celebrates its 50th year, we talk to three authorities in the sector about where this unique spectacle came from, why it’s so popular, and how it can secure a more stable future.

audience watching light sculptures

Post Brexit funding

Richard Russell explains the Treasury’s guarantee on EU funding and looks at the future implications of Brexit

A woman in a green top poses for the camera with a baby wrapped against her back

Dig a little deeper

Post Brexit, Mahtab Hussain and Skinder Hundal blog about how art makes space for empathy

Exterior shot of Dean Heritage Centre - an old building on the edge of a forest in front of a lake

Waving not drowning

John Orna-Ornstein blogs about how we’re investing in strategic thinking in museums through our Museum Resilience Fund

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service, Mosaic Activity at Colchester Castle, Feb 2016 2. Notting Hill Carnival 2014 © Steve Shaw 3. Garden of Light, TILT 4. 'Mother with child' - from The Commonality of Strangers. Image © Mahtab Hussain 5. Yorkshire Festival. Photo © Yorkshire Festival 6. Dean Heritage Centre. Photo © Eye Shut Photography 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