New resource to help councils on a tight budget invest in culture

Arts Council England and the Local Government Association have developed their first ever online resource to help councils develop innovative ways to invest in culture, even where financial resources are under pressure. The Culture Hub: good practice in cultural services highlights interesting and innovative case studies from councils across the country who have found creative ways to … Read more

Culture, history and services available six days a week

Residents will be able to read and access digital services and learn about the history of Wigan Borough six days a week as part of new opening hours across libraries, the Museum of Wigan Life and Wigan and Leigh Archives. As of Monday 21st August, libraries and the Museum will see their opening hours extended to give … Read more

St Helens recognised as the first ‘Artsmark Town’ in the region

The borough’s arts and culture scene continues to ride on the crest of a wave after St Helens became the first town in the North West to be awarded Artsmark status. Accredited by Arts Council England, Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, helping schools to evaluate, celebrate and strengthen their arts provision through … Read more

Hop to it for pots of cash

Funding available to help Happy Older People in Liverpool City Region Local organisations across Liverpool City Region are being encouraged to apply for a new wave of funding to help older people feel less isolated through the enjoyment of arts and culture, meeting new people and learning new skills. National Museums Liverpool created Happy Older … Read more

Nominations now open for Knowsley’s Sports & Culture Awards

Inspirational artists, sports stars, coaches, volunteers and teams are being sought for recognition in this year’s Knowsley Sports and Culture Awards. These prestigious awards are a celebration of the rich culture and sporting talent that exists in Knowsley, as well as those hard-working volunteers who give up their time to give others opportunities. So, if … Read more