Monday, November 24, 2008

Fine arts for London's young

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, calls for giving the city's youths more exposure to high culture, including opportunities to learn to play musical instruments.

"Too often, it is presumed that young people will only like art that they can immediately relate to. . . . There's been a kind of inverse snobbery about culture," Munira Mirza, Johnson's chief of arts and culture strategy, tells The Guardian: