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Michael Sheen wants arts protected from council cuts

8 January 2014 Last updated at 14:55 GMT

Hollywood star Michael Sheen has urged Welsh councils not to cut funding for the arts as they plan how to balance their budgets.

It comes after Neath Port Talbot decided to withdraw its support for the West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company a drama group Sheen used to perform with.

The council says not-for-profit organisations cannot be immune from possible cuts as it tackles a funding gap of nearly £40m over the next four years.

Cemlyn Davies reports.