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Call for investment in British arts

Razia Iqbal | 10:46 UK time, Tuesday, 16 June 2009

From last night's News at Ten: Some of the biggest names in stage, screen and design are calling for greater recognition of the key role played by Britain's creative industries.

The National Campaign for the Arts met in London today and called for greater investment in one of Britain's big business success stories.

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  • Comment number 1.

    Not sure about that. This kind of thinking has recently landed us with Mrs Alistair Darling(!) hosting think ins at No 11 on funding the arts in recessionary times. Mrs Alistair Darling! I'm sorry but I am one of Mr Darling's constituents and as far as I am aware no own voted him in to help his journalist wife scale the Arts establishment greasy pole. I'm a song writer looking to complete a second album and I would rather not complete it than take a penny piece from the Arts Council. Keep hand outs out of the arts and the creative industries is what I say. That kind of patronage just leads to jobs for the boys in Kinnochio land.


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