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The Art of Libraries

Libraries in Gloucestershire will be developing the creative skills of children and young people through an ambitious new programme called the Art of Libraries.


Ambition for Excellence

Three organisations across England receive funding in round 12 of our Ambition for Excellence programme

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Fantastic Mr Fox in Southampton

A new stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox will premiere at the Nuffield Southampton this Christmas before setting off on a major UK Tour.

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Delivering Unlimited

On International Day for Disabled People we take a look at the partnership and passion behind our flagship programme for disabled artists and disability arts.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 2. Flex Dance performance. Photo © TIN Arts 3. The Arts Council of Great Britain – 47th annual report and accounts 1991–92 4. Manchester Central Library on National Library Day 2016. Photo © Graham Lucas Commons, on behalf of Arts Council England. 5. No Credit Displaying 6. The images above are not representative of the story below. Images included: 1. National Centre for Circus Arts, Photo © Bertill Nilsson. 2. Create Graphic, Photo © Arts Council England. 3. Birmingham Weekender, Photo © Andrew Fox. 4. RAMM, Photo © Matt A 7. Chris Hopkins, a Black Sabbath Fan. Image © Capsule / Katja Ogrin. 8. Greg Barnett as Mr Fox in Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton. A Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Curve co-production in association with Lyric Hammersmith 9. Cherophobia by Noëmi Lakmaier. Photo © Unlimited 10. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 11. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - 12. David Glowacki's 'Hidden Fields'. Photo © Paul Blakemore / Interactive Scientific Ltd. 13. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 14. Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Chris Parkes 15. Travelling Light Youth Theatre end of term summer sharing 2015. Photo: Camilla Adams / Travelling Light Theatre Company. 16. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford