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Somerset's artless arts cuts
28 September 2010
It's hard times for all. But cutting 100% of the arts budget, as Somerset County Council is planning to, is not the way to negotiate a crisis; if anything, the arts are more important in times of austerity than ever. See what David Shrigley thinks in this video about saving the arts:
Storytelling and performance is a vital human tradition and not funding it severely affects people now and, more importantly, the next generation.
I understand that cuts need to be made, but they need to be reasonable and take a long-term view - saving a little now will have a huge effect in future.
If you live in Somerset, sign the petition to stop these cuts by 16 December.