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2008 Culture Culture Culture

As Wiltshire Cabinet Member for Culture, I have been talking to many fascinating people across the county, who are doing wonderful things in the arts, theatre, music and sport. It never ceases to amaze me just how much cultural activity is going on.

My aim is to harness this good work to help those most in need.

Taking part in a theatre project, for example, can reach a disaffected young person in a way than nothing else can, completely changing the way they see themselves. As a result, the life of that young person is set on a totally different, and altogether better, path.

For an elderly person, joining a local handicraft, or physical exercise, group can help them to stay in their own home within their local community for as long as possible.

On the Salisbury cultural scene, many new faces have arrived over the last year. I have met up with the new Director at Salisbury Arts Centre, the new Chairman and Director at Salisbury Museum and the new Executive Director and Artistic Director at the Playhouse.

These are all innovative people with bold and exciting ideas. We are privileged to have them working in our city and I look forward to seeing the fruit of their labour.

Finally, Salisbury Library has recently opened a new Teen Lounge. It was launched in December with great celebration and much loud live music! If you have not yet seen it, do go and have a look…