Alex has welcomed news that he Government through the Arts Council, has agreed to invest a further two million pounds into Cheltenham’s cultural sector.
Cheltenham Festivals, the Everyman and Create Gloucestershire will all share in cash which is designed to target support to the regions of the UK, rather than the traditional destination of London.
The money comes on top of the £4 million-plus that we received from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund during and after lockdown, without which much of our best loved organisations would likely have collapsed.
Alex said: "The performing arts are not a 'nice to have'; they are an essential pillar of our country's economy, and help underpin the UK's economic, political and cultural influence abroad.
"The funding means greater opportunity for children from all across Cheltenham to benefit from the great gifts of art, theatre, music and literature. Long may that continue."