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'Plays' not enough to ease Welsh poverty, says Michael Sheen

Hollywood star Michael Sheen has said plans to use culture to eradicate poverty in Wales do not go far enough.

In seven "Pioneer Areas" the Welsh government is to work with councils, community groups and arts organisations to bring culture to the disadvantaged.

But Mr Sheen told BBC Wales: "You can't just bring people out of poverty by putting on plays."

Deputy Culture Minister Ken Skates said involvement in arts and culture "boosts self-esteem and confidence".

Cemlyn Davies reports.

  • 28 Nov 2014
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