Voices

These letters were published in the 26th December edition of the Independent

Who are you calling MOR?

Monday's Independent ran an attack on the Royal Festival Hall's programme. Here, the South Bank Centre's chief executive, Michael Lynch, hits back

Andrew Forge

Erudite painter and critic

Fischerspooner, The Bridge, London

The Emperor's latest clothes

A sad letter of apology for a wasted life

Shalom Bomb: scenes from my life by Bernard Kops (Oberon Books, £15.99)

More than enough to Cope with

Cornucopia | South Bank Centre, London

Gerry Robinson laments `underfunding' of the arts in England

GERRY ROBINSON, chairman of the Arts Council, appeared to be going native yesterday when he declared that the arts in England remain "dramatically underfunded". The Government funded the arts, he said, "to half the degree of what would be reasonable".

Letter: The price of art

Sir: David Lister asserts that 12 of the "trendiest art galleries in the country" are "in revolt" ("Art galleries say lack of funding may lead to cuts", 9 December).

What about a little democracy in the arts?

`The man in charge of the country's arts doesn't actually fund a single theatre or gallery'

Lottery gives pounds 78m to Royal Opera: young singers get nothing

THE NATIONAL training centre for Britain's most talented young opera singers is at risk of closure over a funding crisis. As the Royal Opera House reopens after a pounds 214m redevelopment, which included pounds 78.5m lottery money, the future of the National Opera Studio is in doubt after its own pounds 1.9m lottery application was rejected.
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