Proposed new concert hall for London and Rattle

More news in The Guardian on the proposed £278 million concert hall for London (17.12.16). This a prima facie case of the metropolitan cultural mafia at work. The problem with the arts in England is there is no concrete policy for the arts that distributes public funding in an equitable, structured way. Not a squeak from the Arts Council and in times of austerity monies are promptly found to conduct a self fulfilling feasibility study. What is wrong with Simon Rattle going to the Sage in Gateshead or for that matter the Fairfield Hall in Croydon? Also the crucially important factor of  the annual running cost seems to have been ignored. The bottom line is that the new hall will be at the expense of arts activity outside London and under represented, poorly funded musics such as jazz and folk music.

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