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Yeah, but there's money in sport.

John

At 18:47 02/07/2003 +0100, you wrote:

>Actually, figures regularly show that far more people are
>interested/participate in culture & heritage than are interested/participate
>in sport. Just because newspapers think that (mostly male) sports are
>important enough to have their own daily section of newspapers, and tv
>programme schedulers put them above and beyond all other programming doesn't
>mean that sports evoke more interest or participation. More councillors must
>be taken in by the high profile sports and sports stars get than bother to
>take notice of statistics that show culture & heritage are more important!
>Some Local Authorities are beginning to get the idea that culture & heritage
>are good for a healthy local economy - but they haven't yet connected that
>with the basics of having enough long-term posts to carry out the essential
>tasks of conserving, researching, displaying, educating and carrying out
>outreach work.
>Janet Davis