When I attended the opening of the Library of Birmingham last year it was hard not to get caught up in the excitement. I had... Read more
Former culture minister Ed Vaizey has criticised the British arts establishment for its “relentlessly left-wing groupthink”, and argued that campaigners should think up "radical ideas"... Read more
Minister for civil society Rob Wilson has been given responsibility for public libraries at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Former culture minister Ed Vaizey and CILIP c.e.o. Nick Poole have engaged in a Twitter row about the former’s perceived lack of leadership over library... Read more
Creative exports can grow to £31bn by 2020 following Brexit, the Creative Industries Council (CIC) has claimed.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has said “the arts can bring us together” as a nation following the “uncertainty and division” caused by the EU Referendum.... Read more
Government minister Ed Vaizey has said "the library service is not in crisis”, whilst criticising the library closure figures claimed by campaigners and the BBC.... Read more
Booksellers have been criticised for not featuring books by black, Asian and minority ethnic authors prominently enough in their stores.
The use of volunteers in libraries is a “win-win” situation but they should not replace paid staff, culture minister Ed Vaizey has said.
Widespread library closures across the UK have resulted in the loss of almost 8,000 jobs in the last six years, according to a report by... Read more