Great Exhibition of the North: Two acts quit in protest at sponsors BAE

Great Exhibition of the North: Two acts quit in protest at sponsors BAE
 

Two acts have pulled out of this summer's Great Exhibition of the North in protest at the event's sponsorship by defence giant BAE Systems.
Singer-songwriter Nadine Shah and ex-Chumbawamba member Boff Whalley's Commoners' Choir have withdrawn from the event in Newcastle and Gateshead.
The 11-week arts festival is being staged with £5m from the government's Northern Powerhouse fund.
BAE has been under scrutiny for selling arms to countries like Saudi Arabia.
Shah - who was named the north east's best performer at an award ceremony in 2015 - said she was "disgusted" to hear of the... read more

 
2 March 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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