Arts Council England
Reconnect with culture outdoors across London
Are you looking to get back outdoors and enjoy culture again? London’s annual leading outdoor theatre and performing arts festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), is back for 2021 with a programme of free events to keep you inspired.
Following periods of lockdown, in which the outdoors has offered a place to unwind, reflect and connect with nature, GDIF puts outdoor creativity centre-stage, shining a spotlight on the spectacle and accessibility of art in public spaces.
Each year, the festival brings together a phenomenal array of local and international artists and behind the scenes creatives, technicians, volunteers and partners to create an inspiring programme.
Supported by Arts Council England and the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, this year’s GDIF reflects on the challenges we all faced over the last 16 months and what we’ve learnt. Healing Together is this year’s festival theme, placing the great outdoors at the heart of 16 invigorating days of free and accessible art and celebration.
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The South West Culture Digest - Spring 202226/05/2022 13:10:00
For this Spring’s South West Culture Digest, we reflect on the last few months – from our recent funding announcements, to the magical Green Space Dark Skies events as part of UNBOXED Festival, and our recent visit to the Isles of Scilly; a significant place in our commitment to bringing more cultural experiences to communities that have been underserved in the past.
Over £2.9 million invested in South West projects from Capital Investment Fund11/05/2022 10:20:00
Creative and cultural organisations from the Isles of Scilly to Gloucester, up to Swindon, and over to Gosport, will benefit from a share of £22.7 million, as part of the Capital Investment Programme set out to help more than 60 organisations across the country.
£4.58million invested for Platinum Jubilee celebrations11/04/2022 16:20:00
We’ve just announced £4.58million for 704 voluntary and community organisations to put creativity at the heart of their celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
Treasured memories sparkle thanks to Derby artist07/04/2022 09:15:00
With support from Arts Council, a Derby-based artist is helping people unlock and share stories of their family and heritage – inspired by jewellery.
£10 million Cézanne painting at risk of leaving UK04/04/2022 10:07:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on Ferme Normande, Été (Hattenville) by Paul Cézanne
More vital support given to over 300 cultural organisations to survive beyond pandemic and protect jobs31/03/2022 12:27:00
£35 million from final round of Culture Recovery Fund has gone to 340 organisations across England
Angelica Kauffman paintings worth £1.5 million at risk of leaving UK28/03/2022 13:22:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on A Pair of Group Portraits of Mr and Mrs Joseph May and their Children by Angelica Kauffman.
Lute music anthologies at risk of leaving UK15/03/2022 10:07:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on an early 17th century manuscript of lute music, containing almost 100 never-seen-before pieces