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I’m an Apprentice….

As part of an apprenticeship programme,   24 year old Chloe Koffler from Prestatyn had the experience of working on the 21st series of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here - which has inspired her to follow a career path in Film and TV.

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£5.25m Cultural Winter Stability Fund established

The Welsh Government is making £5.25m available to assist Wales' arts organisations, museums, libraries and independent cinemas through the winter months, the Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden has announced today.

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Museum, Archive, and Library staff in Wales offered LGBTQ+ training

A new initiative is being launched in Wales to help local museums, archives and libraries showcase, share and celebrate local LGBTQ+ history and culture in their collections, Welsh Government ministers have announced today.

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Welsh Government issues direction for the closure of Cinema & Co in Swansea

The Welsh Government has issued a direction for the closure of Cinema & Co in Swansea on public health grounds.

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Concern over process to select next Chair of Ofcom

Profound concerns have been jointly expressed by the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government over the process to select the next Chair of Ofcom, and how it could have a detrimental impact on public service broadcasting in the UK.

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Extension of COVID Pass to help keep Wales open this winter

COVID Passes will now be needed to enter cinemas, theatres and concert halls in Wales from today (Monday 15 November 2021).

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“I’m passionate about ensuring that the next generation views the creative industries as an accessible and rewarding career choice” – Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden.

The Creative Industries make a significant contribution to the culture and economy of Wales, with pre-COVID turnover and employment levels of £2.2billion and 56,000 people.

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Behind the scenes of the boom in TV production in Wales& His Dark Materials 3

With an ever-increasing number of TV productions choosing to be based in Wales over the summer, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden recently had a behind the scenes tour of Wolf Studios Wales – and saw first-hand the benefits to the Welsh economy, and growth in local employment, that the surge in TV production has brought to the creative sector in Cardiff and beyond.

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Welsh Government seeks new President for the National Library of Wales

The Welsh Government has opened the recruitment for the role of President of the National Library of Wales from January 2022

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New international Augmented Reality Experience comes to Wales

On Friday 20 August, a team of creatives, including partners from Wales, will launch ‘Fix Up The City’ - the first ever city-scale, immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experience based on the iconic duo Wallace & Gromit – which can be experienced in Cardiff, San Francisco and Bristol.

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Deputy Minister thanks team effort ahead of UNESCO decision

As the UNESCO World Heritage Committee convenes in in Fuzhou, China and virtually  on-line for the first time in its history,  the decision on whether the bid for the slate landscape of north-west Wales  will be  awarded World Heritage Site Status will be made this week. 

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Cultural Recovery Fund – gives life line to heritage sector

During visits to north Wales this week, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden met with recipients of the Welsh Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund – to see how funding has helped keep organisations afloat and safeguard jobs during a challenging time for the sector.