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Band on the Wall

Legendary jazz and world music venue Band on the Wall, which closed for refurbishment back in 2004, reopened in September 2009 receiving £2.5 million in funding from Arts Council England.

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One of the containers for the Great North Passion

Our investment in arts and culture in the North East

The Arts Council has made significant investment in arts and cultural projects and organisations across the North East in recent months from our strategic funding programmes

The Knitted Boat

Follow the Herring project travels down the East Coast

A life size knitted boat will tour to 13 towns the length and breadth of …

The refurbished Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library reopens after £50 million revamp

Manchester Central Library reopened on 22 March after a three and a half year transformation …

Latest publications

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 everyone goals and priorities over the years 2011-15.

New Cultural Destinations

Our mission at the Arts Council is to get great art to everyone – to …

Responses to the Digital Britain interim report

In January 2009, the Government published Digital Britain, a plan to secure Britain’s place at …

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  • Fax: 0161 934 4426
  • Textphone: 020 7973 6564

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Press and media

For press and media enquiries contact:

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

Julie Leather
Senior Manager, Advocacy and Communications 
Phone: 0161 934 4464

Fiona Davidson
Communications Officer
Phone: 0161 934 4442



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