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Illuminating Northampton

Northampton’s historic Market Square has been transformed with state-of-the-art colour change LED lighting, creating a more vibrant, welcoming and safer space in the town centre.

Our Midlands office covers Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Dudley, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, part of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, and Worcestershire.

Our Nottingham telephone numbers are currently unavailable. Please contact Enquiries on 0845 300 6200, the relevant staff member's mobile telephone number or email, which remains the same.

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News from the area

Pectoral Cross from the Staffordshire Hoard at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

UK’s largest Staffordshire Hoard display gets a new home in Birmingham

A bespoke new gallery showcasing the treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard will open in Birmingham this October, supported by investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston and Arts Council England. 

Image from the new Jackfield Tile Museum of Whimsical ship panel by William de Morganc (1880) from the John Scott Collection

New gallery opens at Jackfield Tile Museum in Ironbridge

A new gallery is set to open at Jackfield Tile Museum near Ironbridge in Shropshire …

From Derwent Pulse - testing the lights for the spectrum across Ladyboer

Major digital artwork will light up River Derwent this autumn

An ambitious arts project commissioned by the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site will see …

Latest publications

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands

This year's Igniting Ambition Legacy Trust UK programme is greater in scope and reach than ever before. It has received significant support from Arts Council England and the ERDF. Major contributions have also been made by Arts Council England to strands such as Artists Taking the Lead, Unlimited, Stories of …

Front page of Arts Council Plan 2011-15

Arts Council Plan 2011-15

This Plan sets out what we will do to deliver our Achieving great art for …

Front page of Igniting Ambition Festival 2011

Igniting Ambition Festival 2011

Igniting Ambition Festival 2011 - Connecting Communities showcases a diverse range of projects that are …

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The Foundry
82 Granville Street, Birmingham
B1 2LH

52.474949, -1.90865


Rooms 005 & 005A, Arkwright Building, Nottingham Trent University
Burton Street, Nottingham

52.956039, -1.15046

Press and media

Sharon Joinson
Senior Communications Officer
Phone: 0121 631 5771
Mobile: 07872 416649

Esther Rush
Communications Officer
Phone: 0121 631 5707
Mobile: 07872416626

Duty Press Officer 
(Out of hours contact) 
Phone: 07595 091 334  

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