Culture and Entertainment

Michael Atherton

Government advice to retrain left photographer and film-maker feeling ‘unwanted’

The past week has seen a storm of controversy around apparent Government ‘contempt’ for the UK’s arts and creative industries (A&CI). First, Chancellor Rishi Sunak provoked anger with comments which, while mis-reported, created the perception that ministers saw careers in A&CI as somehow ‘disposable’. But then came a government advert […]

The Cultural Springs: How the arts have brought the community closer together during lockdown

The Cultural Springs: How the arts have brought the community closer together during lockdown

The past few days have seen a storm of controversy around apparent Government ‘contempt’ for the UK’s arts and creative industries (A&CI). First, Chancellor Rishi Sunak provoked anger with comments which, while mis-reported, created the perception that ministers saw careers in A&CI as somehow ‘disposable’. But then came a government […]