As an enthusiast for the cultural output of the city I have some mixed feelings – if it can be shown that such a bid – and a potential win – will lead to some real support for some of those that I would think of as cultural leaders in the area then I’m all for it, but I want to be clear that what we need to do is support and nurture what we already have in a sensible and organised way – not throw money at it blindly or spend millions on advertising campaigns that dont advertise anything in particular except some new brand or other nonsense jargon.
My recommendations for the organisations that deserve any additional recognition or support coming their way are:
and of course, The Rainbow!!!!
plus, a great up and comer: Mr Elephant
and Id recommend more support for the Moseley Festival – its already strong and undergoing a renaissance – with more assistance it could be a real jewel in the cultural crown.