Last night I attended a meeting in St Albans to dicuss the possiblity of an arts froum being set up in the city. The idea would be that its not going to be council run, although funding may be available from local gov but that it is for the people by the people. There were certainly some interesting people there. Most people had very similar ideas ass to what was needed if this were a thing that could actually happen. Something was needed where there was a central database of information both for the different arts groups but also for other people wanting to find out what was going on. It was also suggested that there should be more tying up of organisations and idviduals with more people working together towards a common shared vision. It was felt that one person in overall charge leading a steering group and a committee was also needed.
It was certainly an interesting proposal and something that could prove to be very useful for St Albans' art and also for the individuals taking part.