UK arts and culture sector ‘warmly welcomes’ €1.7bn COVID-19 rescue package

A man wearing a mask walks past the Sondheim Theatre, which would be showing Les Miserables, but is closed down under the COVID-19 lockdown, in London on June 11, 2020.

JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP The British government has thrown a lifeline to thousands of theatres, galleries, museums, independent cinemas, music venues and other cultural institutions, many of which had feared ruin and closure amid the coronavirus pandemic.Several have welcomed the promise of “significant” investment following the announcement of a £1.57 billion (€1.73 billion) rescue package for the arts, culture and heritage industries.A government news release described the money as “the biggest ever one-off investment in UK c
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