Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Monday, October 12, 2020
The Culture Secretary has announced £257 million to help save theatres, arts venues, museums and cultural organisations across England, protecting both jobs and our proud cultural heritage.
Britain's world-renowned arts and cultural sectors form the soul of our nation, supporting jobs and, in normal years, attracting millions of visitors to places across the country.
That’s why, as part of our £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the government will provide £257 million to more than 1,300 arts organisations in England, helping performances to restart, allowing venues to plan for reopening and protecting jobs and opportunities for freelancers.
This unprecedented investment in the arts is proof this Government is here for culture, with further support to come in the days and weeks ahead so that the culture sector can bounce back strongly.