These attempts at damage-limitation fool no one, but confirm an attitude of contempt towards artists which was being consolidated in the new regime at the Arts Council when I left the Council earlier this year.
Ms Moore is upset; Mr Robinson has charm. Would it not be sensible for him to deal with this matter personally?
Though not present at his lecture, I have now read it. Mr Robinson addresses with vigour a number of issues that concern us all. If he made a mistake about who deserves credit for orchestras' educational programmes, why not admit it? He has clearly shown where his heart is. Mr Murphy's bureaucratic swipes make one suspect he has a heart of stone, or none at all.
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