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'Emil and the Detectives' by Red Earth Theatre. Photo © Red Earth Theatre / Robert Day.
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New culture white paper

Today, the Government has published The Culture White Paper which sets out their vision for the cultural sectors over the coming years

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Coming to a pub near you

Top quality theatre and performance art will be touring pubs, clubs and neighbourhoods across the country, in round 26 of our Strategic Touring Programme

Artist performing, Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth 2010

Coasters to transform arts experiences

SeaChange Arts is to transform the way people living and visiting coastal towns experience the arts, thanks to nearly £1 million from the Arts Council

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bOing! Festival 2016

bOing! returns to Kent this August for its third instalment, boasting two days packed with great arts activities for all the family – including three world premieres, a co-commission and the exciting ART31 stage.

Feel the fear with art installation

Hampshire-born artist Beth Davis-Hofbauer has created an immersive installation that she hopes will reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems.

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New experts appointed

Read about the five experts joining our Designation Scheme Panel to help us identify and celebrate England’s most significant cultural collections.

ADP Riot Tour in Plymouth

A surreal model village experience arrives at Devonport Guildhall, the latest stop on a six-month national tour supported through Grants for the arts

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Funding for integrated circus

An award from our Ambition for Excellence programme will support Extraordinary Bodies’ vision of becoming the national integrated circus company of the UK, based in the South West.

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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. Picnic at Longton Park in Stoke-on-Trent, 2013. Photo © Appetite / Andrew Billington 5. Bow Arts Open Studios '13. Photo © Ollie Harrop / Bow Arts Trust. 6. Shay Hooray, Rubberband Boy. Photo Kieron © Tovell 7. bOing! Festival 2016. RIDE © ZoieLogic Dance Theatre 8. No Credit Displaying 9. Image © Dan Salter Photography for Compton Verney 10. ADP McDonalds Drive Thru (c) Thomas Mayer 11. No Credit Displaying 12. Extraordinary Bodies, Weighting in Southwark 2015. Photo © Richard Davenport 13. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 14. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - 15. David Glowacki's 'Hidden Fields'. Photo © Paul Blakemore / Interactive Scientific Ltd. 16. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 17. Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Chris Parkes 18. Travelling Light Youth Theatre end of term summer sharing 2015. Photo: Camilla Adams / Travelling Light Theatre Company. 19. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford