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Culture: Havering

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what cultural events her Department is (a) organising and (b) helping to fund in the London borough of Havering in the next 12 months. (134590)

The DCMS is helping to fund cultural events in Havering through its NDPBs. Arts Council England (ACE) funds the Queens Theatre and a number of poetry events through the Spread The Word Literature Development Agency. ACE is also supporting the development of the Thames Gateway Dance Partnership, the Thames Gateway Arts Framework and 2012 planning for the Gateway boroughs.

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council are supporting the Libraries for Learners project and are working with the London borough of Havering on the Thames Gateway Cultural Strategy and advising on the establishment of a new museum service for the borough.

The UK Film Council operates two funds, the London Borough Film Fund Challenge and Film London's EAST project, which Havering could directly benefit from, dependent on successful application.

In addition, Havering has received £200,113 in Lottery funding from Arts Council England and £505,265 from the Heritage Lottery Fund since the Lottery began in 1995.