We are writing to express our concern at the new parking policies which Westminster council are planning to introduce from January which will extend hours of parking control in the West End from 6.30pm to midnight from Monday to Saturday, and from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday. This is likely to have a serious impact on our visitors and audiences at a time when arts budgets are already being severely challenged by cuts in government spending. Westminster council states that these proposals are being introduced "on an experimental basis", and we call on them to reconsider policies which will have such a detrimental effect on the success of cultural organisations in Westminster and the economy of London in general.
V&AArtistic director, English National Opera, Director, National Portrait Gallery, CEO, Royal Opera House, Science Museum, Co-directors, Serpentine Gallery, CEO, The Society of London Theatre, Director, Tate, Director,
STEP 2: Compare the list of institutions I've put in bold above against today's news report from the BBC:
BP pledges £10m art sponsorship
Oil giant BP says it will continue to sponsor the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House and Tate Britain, pledging £10m over the next five years.il giant BP says it will continue to sponsor the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House and Tate Britain, pledging £10m over the next five years.Continue reading the main story