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SDLP Delegation meets with Arts Council

SDLP MLA’s Patsy McGlone and Pat Catney, alongside Cllr Malachy Quinn, recently met with the Arts Council to discuss the extreme cuts facing the sector.

Mr McGlone commented:

“We addressed the severe cuts made to the Arts partners of Mid Ulster Council that amounted to a loss in £20,000 of funding per year.

Cllr Quinn said:

“It is extremely worrying that groups such as Craic threatre in Coalisland and Bardic Threatre in Donaghmore will be disproportionately affected by this loss of funding. Both groups offer a range of unique activities for the local community which will now be in jeopardy.

“The Arts are extremely important and have a role to play in developing life skills, language and communication. These cuts are shortsighted and those implementing them should reconsider the long-term impacts they will have on our communities.”

Cllr Malachy Quinn

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