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The lifelines for the arts are good news

08 April, 2021

• SURELY we must all be thankful for the excellent work of the chancellor and culture secretary, who have proven their commitment to Camden art lovers, and our borough’s marvellous heritage, upon which so many residents’ livelihoods depend.

The Cultural Recovery Fund has been a lifeline to so many local venues during this year of Covid-19.

Last Friday the second round of grants was unveiled, with over £9million for our borough from the Arts Council, including £58,000 for Camden Arts Centre, £111,000 for the Charles Dickens Museum, £49,000 for the Jewish Museum London, £125,000 for the National Youth Orchestra, and £1.5million for the Roundhouse.

Also announced on Good Friday was £203,000 of grants in Camden from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England, including £15,000 for our beautiful St Pancras Church, which reopened in time for Easter, as did so many other places of worship across the country.

PIERRE ANDREWS, WC1

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