This section includes all our latest Press Releases. Please click on the press title of your choice to download a copy of the press release.
CULTURAL SERVICES HIGHLY VALUED BY LOCAL COMMUNITY March 2006 An innovative study commissioned by Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) and MLA North West has shown that Bolton residents place real and significant value on their museums, libraries and archives services.
MLA and LSC forge new partnership February 2006 London, 24nd February 2006 - The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) have forged a landmark partnership to improve the skills of adult learners
Where we live! February 2006 Cultural agencies launch joint initiative showing why culture and sport are essential to the Sustainable Communities agenda
New Heritage Chief’s Vision to Protect Wigan's Past for the Future January 2006 Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, who are charged with protecting the value of the borough’s past and making sure it has a place in the hearts and minds of future residents, are laying down plans for a brand new vision for Wigan Borough’s Heritage Services
DARWIN'S HOME/WORKPLACE NOMINATED FOR WORLD HERITAGE SITE January 2006 Darwin at Downe - Darwin's home and workplace - has been chosen as the UK's 2006 nomination for becoming a World Heritage Site Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced today.
Library visits on the up for the third year running January 2006 London, 4 January 2006 – For the third consecutive year there has been a rise in the number of people visiting public libraries in England. Statistics released today from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy show that in 2004/05 visits to public libraries increased by just under three million. There were over 21 million more visits to libraries in 2004/05 than there were in 2001/02.
Cultural or sporting activity during the past year December 2005 NEW SURVEY SHOWS 94 PERCENT OF ADULTS LIVING IN ENGLAND ENGAGED IN AT LEAST ONE CULTURAL OR SPORTING ACTIVITY DURING THE PAST YEAR
‘Taking Part’ Tessa Jowell unveils first results of who does – and doesn’t – attend or participate in DCMS-sponsored activities