November 16, 2011
Liverpool spending cuts threaten Beatles-themed Mathew Street festival
International festival and inward investment agency Liverpool Vision face axe as council slashes £102m from budget.
Spending cuts in Liverpool could lead to the cancellation of an internationally renowned music festival and funding being withdrawn for the inward investment agency, Liverpool Vision.Only three years after its triumphant Capital of Culture year, the most deprived city in England is being hard hit by local authority cuts, with savings of £102m needed over the next three years. Both public and private sectors are feeling the pain. Councillor Joe Anderson, leader of Liverpool city council, said he had suffered many sleepless nights contemplating the cuts, including proposals to ditch the Beatles-themed Mathew Street music festival.http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/nov/16/liverpool-cuts-beatles-mathew-street-festival?newsfeed=true