Attractions industry news

05 Jul 2017

DCMS adds digital to name in rebranding

As its remit evolves, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has changed its name, now to be known as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Still referred to as the DCMS, digital has been added to the department’s name to acknowledge the ever-increasing impact of digital on core areas including arts, culture, the creative industries, sport, tourism, heritage and gambling.

“DCMS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and it is fitting now to include Digital in the name,” said culture secretary Karen Bradley.

“The department has taken on significant new responsibilities in recent years, so that half of its policy and delivery work now covers the digital sectors – telecommunications, data protection, internet safety, cyber skills and parts of media and the creative industries.”

The DCMS underwent a shakeup recently when Rob Wilson, former minister for civil society, lost his seat during the general election.

As a result John Glen was handed the role of parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism, while Tracey Crouch took over the duties of Wilson as parliamentary undersecretary for sport and civil society. Former minister for culture and digital Matt Hancock narrowed his remit, which now focuses purely on digital, with arts and culture now falling under the watch of Glen.

<< Back

News powered by attractionsmanagement.com

HLF considers change to funding methods

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is changing the way it hands out finances for British projects, with the organisation considering the introduction of loans and corporate funding objectives starting next year. [more...]

Liverpool creates action plan as Unesco threatens removal of historic city from World Heritage list

In a bid to protect its World Heritage status, the City of Liverpool and Historic England have drawn up a heritage action plan, created to navigate the threat posed by a proposed development of the city’s waterfront, which could see it struck from the Unesco register. [more...]

Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier up for sale

The RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier, designed by architecture studio dRMM, has been put up for sale. [more...]

Thorpe Park announces plans for world first Walking Dead rollercoaster

After bringing global IP The Walking Dead to its popular Fright Night events last October, Thorpe Park has upped the ante yet again, utilising the popular brand as part of a world-first rollercoaster currently under development at the British theme park and resort. [more...]

Ecsite: How shopping malls can drive attendance in science centres

Ecsite – the European Network of Science Centers and Museums – has looked at how shopping centres and retail areas can be used to drive attendance at science centres, specifically through tailored edutainment experiences. [more...]

UK's longest treetop walkway wins planning permission

Architects Cullinan Studio and multidisciplinary firm Arup have received planning permission for the UK’s longest aerial walkway: a 400m-long (1,312ft) ribbon “floating through the treetops” of the Conkers visitor attraction in Leicestershire. [more...]

In brief:

Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part here. #Apprentice #Apprenticeships #Apprentices [more...]
Esme Ward becomes first female director of Manchester Museum @McrMuseum @WhitworthArt @ward_esme [more...]
'Lates' events generate £10m a year for British museums and galleries @Culture24 @MuseumsAtNight [more...]
Bear Grylls plans to 'bring adventure to the millions' with new survival attraction @BearGrylls [more...]
Madison Square Garden Company reveal plans for London Sphere – 'the future of live entertainment' @MSGLondon @MayorofLondon [more...]
Public feedback sought for 'iconic' Old Street gateway designs [more...]
'A meeting of material and historical inspirations': Frida Escobedo to design 2018 Serpentine Pavilion @SerpentineUK @dadjaye [more...]
Increase in dementia-friendly tourist attractions could boost Scottish tourism [more...]
Southwest Wales holiday resort gets green light for £7m SkyDome [more...]
More news from attractionsmanagement.com>>
<< Back