Tony Blair and the arts

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Former UK Prime Minister and recent Roman Catholic convert, Tony Blair, is slated to arrive at Yale next year to teach a seminar on faith and globalization as the latest Howland Distinguished Fellow.

Blair to teach in the US on faith BBCNEWS 3/7/08

What does Tony Blair have to do with art? Here’s an excerpt from a lengthy Guardian article:

“What is Blair’s legacy to the arts? One dead ice-cream flavour, one problematic lump on a swamp, a lot of public money and few other certainties. When Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her performance in Stephen Frears’ The Queen this year, actors, writers and directors hailed it as a marvellous testimony to the achievements of subsidised arts.”

What did Tony Blair do for the arts? Stuart Jeffries The Guardian 5/2/07

And click here to read about Tony Blair, the rat who sculpts avocados.

Posted by Chris


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