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Arts: Greater London

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to better champion London's creative festivals. (227182)

In February this year the Government published ‘Creative Britain, New Talents for the New Economy', our strategy for the creative industries. Following discussions with representatives of the office of the Mayor of London and other partners, the strategy set out a shared aspiration to champion London's many creative festivals and forge better, mutually beneficial links with important festivals around the country.

‘Creative Britain' also expresses the Government's strong support for established London festivals such as the London Film Festival, London Fashion Week, the London Games Festival, London Design Week and the Frieze Art Fair.