Cultural Playing Field

Getting young people involved in arts and culture in London by Robin Simpson
December 3, 2010, 8:01 am
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Later on Monday I took part in a workshop at McKinsey & Company to help Lizzie Noel, the Mayor of London’s Advisor on Volunteering to develop a volunteering strategy for London. In particular we were looking at ways to expand opportunities for young people to become involved in arts and culture.

Robin Simpson.


Arts Council England and the Big Society by Robin Simpson
December 3, 2010, 7:59 am
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I was at Arts Council England on Monday afternoon for a second meeting to discuss ways in which the amateur arts sector could work with ACE in relation to the Government’s Big Society agenda. We looked in detail at the idea of developing a model of local networks to better link voluntary arts groups with each other and with other community groups, using a professional arts organisation as a local hub.

Robin Simpson.


Stagetext and the voluntary arts by Robin Simpson
December 3, 2010, 7:58 am
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On Monday I was in London to meet Tabitha Allum and Lissy Lovett at Stagetext. Stagetext promotes captioning and subtitling in entertainment, educational, training and cultural venues to increase accessibility for people with a hearing loss. We discussed the possibility of training people within voluntary arts groups to provide live captioning of their performances and agreed to look at developing a few pilot projects.

Robin Simpson.