#Arts & Entertainment
Greenwich Council
United Kingdom

Greenwich Council is currently proposing to withdraw the whole of the Blackheath Halls’ annual grant effective from April 2011.

Blackheath Halls is in the process of appealing this decision and plans to make representations to the Council at a meeting later this month.

In addition to its vibrant programme of jazz, rock, folk, classical and world music, comedy, cabaret, literary events, opera, dance, exhibitions, children’s theatre and family concerts, the Halls offers a diverse range of activities and participatory events to cater for all ages, and all levels of ability.

These include a community orchestra and chorus, a youth orchestra, an annual community opera, workshops for children and adults and tea dances. The Halls also works very closely with local schools and community groups, with well over 1,500 children and young people from right across Greenwich and the local area getting the opportunity to perform in the Halls last year, including young people with special needs.

The Greenwich Council grant has specifically been used to support these areas of activity, and its withdrawal will remove the Halls’ ability to continue to deliver such a programme of work for the local community.

We, the undersigned, call on Greenwich Council not to withdraw its annual grant to the Blackheath Halls.

The Stop the cuts to Blackheath Halls petition to Greenwich Council was written by Lydia Brookes and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.

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