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'Emil and the Detectives' by Red Earth Theatre. Photo © Red Earth Theatre / Robert Day
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Sharing joy

For people living with Dementia, daily life can become increasingly isolated. But we believe everyone should have the chance to benefit from the joy art and culture can bring which is why we’re supporting Vamos Theatre’s latest tour.

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Ambition for Excellence

We’re investing £1.6 million in three organisations in the latest rounds of Ambition for Excellence.

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Beyond my Brain

The London Brain Project uses art to explore brain injury in children, with beautiful results

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Museum Accreditation review

During 2017, the Arts Council and our UK Accreditation Partners will be undertaking a light-touch review of certain aspects of the Museum Accreditation scheme.

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A taste of home

The culinary tastes of a Black Country town are going on tour as a new exhibition by photographer Liz Hingley goes on display.

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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. Finding Joy by Vamos Theatre. Image © Graeme Braidwood. 5. Wysing Arts Centre: The Fish Police performing at Space-Time: The Multiverse festival, Wysing Arts Centre, 2015. Photo © Sylvain Deleu. 6. Beyond my Brain artwork by Holly Birtles © London Brain Project 7. Live Late at Millennium Gallery. Photo © Museums Sheffield. 8. Hanging Zebra, sculpted clay by Marieke Ringel. Image © Marieke Ringel 9. Lipie bread, a Romanian recipe, Home Made in Smethwick © Liz Hingley, 2014 to 2016. Commissioned and produced by Multistory. 10. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 11. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - informationisbeautiful.net 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