There may be no votes in it, but –

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched a new strategy on music education, in and out of schools. The low-cost initiative, announced today on London’s South Bank, puts cash into new links between local authorities and grass roots music making.

Two months before a general election, the arts are low in the pecking order and music is bottom of the pile. So it’s good to applaud one politician at least who takes time out of the daily cut and thrust and puts a little song into the people’s hearts.

Read fuller reports here and here.

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