It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
Local authorities don’t always appreciate the potential of special exhibitions to develop tourism – as well as the opportunities for schools and colleges.
The EU’s petulant announcement that the UK is no longer eligible to compete for European Capital of Culture makes the national award all the more important.
There is little evidence in May’s key speeches to date that her interest and imagination are gripped by the consequences of breakup and poor parenting.
The director of the Old Vic’s musical adaptation of the 1993 film indulges in leftwing cliché.
Culture blossoms when independent of the state.
The sector is good for the economy, as well as for the soul.
The Arts Minister defends Tracey Emin, but is most proud of leaving the Arts Council alone.
Education equips you to be able to learn – so that you can do so for yourself.
The sensible response to a time of austerity is for us to move away from unaccountable quangos and towards an entrepreneurial approach.
The Union’s election postcard reads like a Labour/SNP press release. And we have an appearance from Sam West (Alleyn’s, Lady Margaret Hall Oxford, Socialist Alliance).
The Arts Council should be abolished – funding should be devolved to the regions including to the Mayor of London.
Some of our best-known artists lean to the left. But there’s a strong case for the claim that we are the real party of culture.