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Do I have to fill in a new declaration every year?

No. The declaration will stay in place indefinitely, unless you tell us to cancel it. However, you do need to let us know if you stop being a tax payer or if you change your name or address so we can update our records.

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Develop your art skills

Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.

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Hold Still

Hold Still photography workshop

Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise. 

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Draw Like a Renaissance Master

Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.

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