Birmingham’s official arts and culture orgs and venues “in crisis”

“according to a council report seen by the Birmingham Post […] The mac [Birmingham’s Midlands Arts Centre] is one of many arts organisations facing a severe financial crisis as city council and Government spending cuts begin to bite. [and] the crown jewels in Birmingham’s cultural offer – Symphony Hall, the Town Hall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Ex Cathedra choir – are struggling to convince the council that they can work together to deliver efficiencies and have been refused a two-year funding package.”