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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.

Our North area covers North East, North West and Yorkshire.

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Kiara Flavin & Filippo di Vilio in Elves & the Shoemaker

Strategic touring awards of £1.8 million announced in the North

Seven organisations in the North have been successful in the latest round of the Arts Council's Strategic touring programme with funding totalling £1,843,834. The Strategic touring programme aims to give people better access to quality work across a range of venues to more people across the country, targeting places with …

Dance City in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Organisations in the North to benefit from £2.5 million in Capital funding

Twelve organisations across the North will benefit from the last round of the Arts Council's …

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay with their Silver Bear awards

Film based on Comma Press short story triumphs at the Berlinale

45 Years, a feature film based on a short story published by Manchester -based Comma …

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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  • Tel: 0845 300 6200
  • Fax: 0161 934 4426
  • Textphone: 020 7973 6564

The Hive
49 Lever Street
M1 1FN

53.483207, -2.233241


21 Bond Street
WF13 1AX

53.691662, -1.62998


Central Square
Forth Street, Newcastle

54.967579, -1.61316

Press and media

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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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