Snub to Arts festival shows lack of insight

Music notes
Music notes

I was saddened to read Pendle councillors have not got the insight to encourage our Luther Greenwood Festival – a Colne event for more than 60 years – and would rather let it vanish into obscurity.

At the festival awards are given for taking part in music drama and dance to encourage our young people and give them life skills.

I feel this decision fails the young. This festival gives each child a chance to shine in the Arts in an age when we are bombarded by technology.

The refusal of £1,000 (used to hire The Muni from Pendle Leisure Trust) is a tip of the iceberg.

Colne has many famous people to its name: Wallace Hartley, Luther Greenwood and members of the Hartley and Birtwistle families, all accomplished in their field. What does the future hold?

Gillian Herbert