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Sleaford, Lincolnshire – Walking trail

A unique trail of cast bronze roundels maps out a walking route past public artworks, landmarks and points of interest in the Lincolnshire town of Sleaford.  

Camerata in the Community programme, Manchester

Manchester Camerata, one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, works within health and social care to make music with community groups across Greater Manchester.   

Music education hub - Brighton & Hove City Council

SoundCity is a music education hub led by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Music and Arts Service, which brings together all the city’s leading music organisations.

'Experience Barnsley' - a museum and archives discovery centre

Effective community engagement has been key to the success of a new museum which celebrates Barnsley’s past, present and future.

The role of heritage in the regeneration of Margate

Historic environment and character can play an integral role in the success of a place, and this has been the focus of work by Historic England and its partners in Margate.

‘Mapping Suffolk’s Stories’ - highlighting the national and global relevance of Suffolk's collections

‘Mapping Suffolk’s Stories’ is a community engagement project helping people to explore their shared history through historic maps and records.

Pop-up museums in Blackpool - a heritage resource

In Blackpool, 128 local residents worked with professional artists to create the Blackpool Treasure Trove, a heritage resource of seven pop-up museums.

Refurbishing leisure centres through community engagement in North Kesteven

Community engagement through art and celebrating local heritage have been critical to the success of a £7m leisure refurbishment programme in North Kesteven.

Cultural investment - Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council is investing in a range of culture capital projects to support local economies, attract visitors and strengthen the creative sector.

Dismaland by Banksy hosted by North Somerset Council

Hosting a major exhibition by the street artist Banksy has been a catalyst for cultural renaissance and economic regeneration in the coastal town of Weston-super-Mare.