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‘This penny-pinching decision smacks of ignorance’: We need career development loans in the performing arts

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Professional and Career Development Loans were a lifeline for students like these. Now that such loans have gone many of them will simply not be able to pursue the career they want – irrespective of how talented they are. There are a few scholarships about but “few” is the operative word.

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It’s never too late to play music for pleasure…

In Classical music, Concerts, Features, Inspiring people, Opinion by Susan ElkinLeave a Comment

I write a lot about the performing arts I watch other people engaging in. Last week, for a change, it was my turn. I went to Benslow Music in Hitchin for three days – for the sixth or seventh time and immersed myself in string quartets for three days. It was my birthday on the […]

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