Thursday, 4 March 2010

meeting Mick Elliott

I am currently getting ready for a meeting with Mick Elliot, Director of Culture at DCMS, on Monday. Remember Sir Humphrey from yes minister? We don't expect Mick Elliot will be anything like the famous fictional civil servant but if we are to get traditional crafts recognised and supported as part of our cultural heritage Mick Elliot could help oil the cogs of government. We feel traditional crafts must fit under DCMS remit but we don't fit comfortably under the two current categories of Art (which focuses on the inovative and new) or Heritage (which means buildings and museum collections) We hope to get recognition that living traditions and skills are part of our cultural heritage too.

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