Adult education in England & Wales has apparently lost 1.5 million course places in the last two years — effectively a ‘sideways’ cut to the arts, especially if you count the wages paid to creative teachers. A new campaign to preserve what’s left of adult education, at a time of increasing crisis in government spending, will be launched on 30th September 08 in London…

“The meeting will feature speeches from a range of practitioners, policy experts and campaigners on the issues effecting adult education in England. An agenda will be posted here soon. Registrations are filling up fast so register now. You can either: complete the online registration form, or download the hard copy form (PDF, 52Kb) and send by post to the following address: CALL Conference, 27 Britannia St, London, WC1X 9JP.”

CALL seems to be led by what’s left of the left, but at least they’re the sort of political bruisers who might run an effective campaign behind the Labour trenches.