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The British government has said it will strengthen planning laws to better protect music venues in the U.K.
Following a concerted campaign led by umbrella organization UK Music, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has pledged to change planning regulations to give venue owners greater protection from developers.
“Music venues play a vital role in our communities, bringing people together and contributing to the local economy and supporting the country’s grass roots music culture,” said Javid, announcing plans to establish the ‘Agent of Change’ principle in U.K. law.
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A meeting to be staged this afternoon by the British Art Market Federation in the presence of the Heritage Minister, John Glen, will attempt to draw the government’s attention to the art market’s importance to the British economy and to the opportunities that will arise to improve its contribution when Britain leaves the EU.
A founding member of the British pop art movement in the 1960s, Hockney has used photography to inform his most celebrated paintings — joyously colorful portraits and landscapes that range from photo realist to semi-abstract.But photography, according to Hockney, has its limits: It can’t capture time, has a singular point of view, and, at best, is only good for mechanical reproduction.