The Arts Council – Song and Dance Routine

Elisabeth Murdock daughter of media mogul Rupert was appointed a trustee to the £750m pa Arts Council earlier this year. As part of the  governing board she joins Sir Nicholas Serota husband of Teresa Gleadowe who is a trustee of Cornubian Arts & Science Trust . Elisabeth is also trustee of Freedlands Foundation that gave a significant grant to Cornubian Arts & Science Trust. In neither of Elisabeths trusteeship reports on the Charity Commission web site does she include a reference to her other appointment as would be appropriate.

£725m is a not an insignificant sum of tax payers and lottery players money to dole out including to ‘posh’ opera an amount expected to reach £228m over the next 5 years. Let us hope Elisabeth has wider musical tastes so the cash is fairly spread around the music genres and the important UK industry.


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