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Thread #121041 Message #2637932
Posted By: VirginiaTam
21-May-09 - 04:53 PM
Thread Name: Culture doesn't include Trad Music
Subject: RE: Culture doesn't include Trad Music
Central Government "encourages" Local Authorities to make specific provisions outlined by the National Indicators. NI 11 is engagements with the arts. The central government gives the LA money in order to meet targets outlined in the NI11 provisions. This particular pot of money was designated to create a marketing plan that creates links between Essex LA and it's internal borough and town councils and the outlying Unitary Authorities (Thurrock and Southend).
It's main focus is to get people of Essex to understand what culture is in all its various forms as well as getting them to try new things. There will be pavement lines, bus liners, beer mats, tshirts key rings, a freaking blimp and a website, dedicated to this campaign.
I know there has been some dancing around the definition of arts and culture trying to make it more inclusive, including heritage as in visiting a historic attraction, or investigating your ancestors at a record office and arts as described above. Going to the library, cinema, concert, etc.
I just don't understand why they didn't make the link between Great Britain's tradtional folk arts and heritage? Also why are folk dance from China and Africa considered cultural if a morris dance is not?