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John Orna-Ornstein climbs the main mast of SS Great Britain in Bristol.

A view from the dark side

John Orna-Ornstein / 06 June 2017 / Blog

John Orna-Ornstein, our former Director for Museums, writes about his experience working with us and what the future has in store for museums in England.

People on bus with musicians

What's mine is yours

Pete Stones / 10 April 2017 / Blog

As Hull enters its one hundredth day as UK City of Culture, Pete Stones tells us how it feels when the world is watching the place you call home.

Miss Behave dressed in a shiny jumpsuit, with lots of multi-coloured balls and confetti falling around her.

Celebrating the LGBT community through arts and culture

Arts Council England / 06 March 2017 / Blog

February was LGBT History Month – 28 days dedicated to raising awareness about equality, promoting the benefits of diversity and helping to overcome prejudice through education.

A person's hands hold an open book

Evaluation matters

Laura Venning / 30 January 2017 / Blog

Laura Venning on how we can get better at evaluating projects that encourage reading

A little girl sits beaming and throwing confetti on a man's shoulders in the middle of a street parade

Goodbye to Blue Monday

Arts Council Blog Team / 16 January 2017 / Blog

How art and culture can make you happier in 2017

Primary school aged pupils taking part in a Samba drumming workshop

All our children

Richard Russell / 13 January 2017 / Blog

Richard Russell blogs about his new role at the Arts Council, addressing barriers to young people’s access to arts and culture