Pendle Council has created its first ever arts strategy to get more of its residents engaged with arts events.
The move comes after a national survey revealed Pendle was among the worst areas in the country for attending art events.Oh, disaster! This cannot possibly be allowed to continue!
Quick, throw wheelbarrows full of public money at it! It's what you are used to doing, after all...
Adam Pearson, of Pendle Council’s research and policy team, said: “Whilst there is a great deal happening in Pendle in terms of entertainment and the arts, the latest engagement figures published by the Arts Council shows that Pendle is in the lowest 20 per cent of local authorities nationally for arts engagement.
“Just 38.3 per cent of respondents had attended an arts event or participated in an arts activity at least three times in the last 12 months.”Oh, fetch the smelling salts! I’m having an attack of the vapours at the thought of such a cultural wasteland!
In November last year an arts network was formed to develop and deliver a partnership strategy to enhance the entertainment and arts on offer in Pendle.
The network has a vision to provide opportunities for residents and visitors to experience and participate in high quality activities, with the aim of Pendle becoming a place where entertainment and arts makes life better for everybody.Yes, well, you've clearly tried this before and it didn't work out so well, eh?