Lottery Funded - Arts Council England

Lottery Funded Arts Council

We believe that great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.

We champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

We support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Between 2015 and 2018, we will invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create art and culture experiences for everyone, everywhere.

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Woking Borough Council

Woking Borough Council

Woking Borough Council’s successful Celebrate Woking is an established programme of community events.

Since 2012, we have attracted in excess of 100,000 visitors per year to our range of free interactive, family-friendly events, including Party in the Park, Woking Food and Drink Festival, Diwali, Remembrance Sunday, to name just a few!

This year marks 150 years since the birth of H.G. Wells – a prolific English writer who was inspired to write many and some of his best known works, including War of the Worlds, whilst living in Maybury, Woking.

To commemorate Wells’ achievements, Celebrate Woking and its partners will deliver a cultural programme in his honour called Wells in Woking. Get ready for talks, walks, exhibitions and family events – all with a sci-fi twist!

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Thames Valley Housing

Thames Valley Housing

We are a medium-sized housing association based in Twickenham, South West London.

We own or manage some 15,000 homes in London, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex. These include traditional rented housing, shared ownership, key worker and student accommodation.

In order to generate a profit to help fund our social purpose, we also have a market rent business called Fizzy; and a joint venture to build housing for sale.

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Sportivate inspired by 2012


Sportivate is a £56 million Lottery funded that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport that they love.

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Ambassador Theatre Group

Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) is the global leader in live theatre and an extraordinary British success story.

Co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire OBE in 1992, ATG is the world’s number one live-theatre company with 46 venues in Britain, the US and Australia. ATG is also one of the most prolific and internationally recognised award-winning theatre producers in the world with co-productions in the UK, New York, across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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celebrate woking

Celebrate Woking

Originally inspired by the key events of 2012 (London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee), Celebrate Woking is now a well established annual programme of events across the Borough.

Funded by Woking Borough Council, the multi-cultural programme of events aims to maximise cultural, health and well-being benefits for the Borough’s community, and continue to leave positive legacies beyond 2012.

The aims of the Celebrate Woking Programme are:

  • to continue to have a portfolio of events to promote the Borough to both residents, businesses and visitors
  • to increase the number of people participating in sporting activities
  • to increase the number of people participating in cultural activities
  • to bring together Woking’s diverse communities offering a range of events and activities
  • to raise the profile and promote a positive image and develop a sense of Pride of Place in Woking
  • to maximise the economic development opportunities, including the tourism offer
  • to develop, celebrate and support a wider national programme of events and activities.

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The Other Yellow Pages

The Other Yellow Pages is a resource focusing on contemporary art practice in dance. It aims to bring all the information about what is happening in the South East and East regions into one easily searchable site.

The Other Yellow Pages is a Dance Strategy Group initiative in association with DanceEast, and is hosted by South East Dance. As this site is available for anyone to upload their events, South East Dance cannot be responsible for inaccurate information.

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Royal Opera House Links Programme

Royal Opera House Links partnerships

ROH Links is year-long partnership programme that helps people and projects to thrive, drawing on the skills, expertise and perspectives of people working at the Royal Opera House and encouraging wider networking. The programme, which has been developed in partnership with Arts Council England, is tailored to each partner’s needs.

Two new organizations have joined ROH Links, a skills sharing and capacity building programme offered by the Royal Opera House to smaller and medium-sized performing arts organizations.

Dance Woking, which offers community engagement projects in Surrey; and Revelation St Mary’s, based in Ashford, will become the newest members of the ROH Links programme. The two new organizations will join Norwich's The GarageMid Wales Opera, and Farnham’s Stopgap Dance Company for the third year of the scheme.

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