“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
At the highest level, it doesn't seem like there's much we'll miss about 2019. Politically, socially, environmentally... things have seemed bleak. And yet, once again the arts, culture and heritage community has fought adversity with passion, integrity and hope. In the face of ever shrinking funds and growing uncertainty, creativity has continued to bring audiences laughter and good humour. So, as the year draws to a close, we're celebrating some of the fun and festivity that's kept us smiling.