Statistical Digest of Rural England

The Statistical Digest of Rural Statistics is a collection of statistics on a range of social and economic subject areas. The statistics are split by rural and urban areas, allowing for comparisons between the different rural and urban area classifications. The Digest includes high level statistics which present an overall picture for England. However, there … More

The New Creative Rural Economies

The report outlines how the rural cultural strategy and creative rural economy initiatives were initially developed as a response to two major economic shocks and related rural crises, provoked first in 2001 by the Foot and Mouth (FMD) epidemic, which cost the country c. ¬£8 billion in compensation and lost tourism revenue. And later, in … More

Rural Cultural Strategy – Independent Study Report

In July 2010 the Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) www.ruralculture.org.uk produced a report,Creative Rural Communities (CRC), that sets out why a Rural Cultural Strategy (RCS) is needed and the form it might take. The report was intended to stimulate and inform public debate and to provide the basis for RCF, statutory agencies, and other interested parties … More

Bookable – Britain on Film: Rural Life

The second programme from Britain on Film on Tour is an evocative exploration of the countryside of the UK, taking in the diverse and beautiful landscapes of all our home nations.

Rural Cinema Pilot Scheme

Our three-year rural cinema pilot scheme ran until 2013 and focused on Shropshire, Wiltshire and the Test Valley, and North Yorkshire. A nationwide consultation told us that these areas had the least access to cinema experiences.