The Government has announced a 25 million pound scheme to take disadvantaged children to the opera, symphony, ballet, theatre, art galleries and give them a wider access to instrumental lessons. This is an absolutely fantastic idea one I support wholeheartedly. As most of you who know me I am a bit of a culture freak especially with reference classical music.
I mention this on the Blog because this news item has come just days after baroness Varsi launched out community arts programme which would bring culture to many deprived areas. I wonder why labour’s idea gets front page of the BBC and ours is not mentioned? Perhaps I am being cynical.
Access to “high culture” is something our schools are failing to do and it is an essential tenant of a rounded education so I am pleased both sides of the house are recognising it.