Statement from Jimmy Fay, Executive Producer, Lyric Theatre Belfast:
“Culture is our compass, our north star, if we lose our compass we all lose our way.”
Our patron Liam Neeson has added his voice to the ongoing appeal to the NI executive for their immediate and urgent support to secure the full financial package of £33 million, allocated to Northern Ireland as a result of a UK-wide investment in the sector, announced in July.
The Arts is vital to the society and economy of Northern Ireland. It is vital to the thousands of permanent and freelance staff it employs, the organisations, the venues, the young people who hope to make a career in this amazing industry and to everyone, across Northern Ireland and beyond, who participate and engage with the Arts – at all levels.
Please take a few minutes to listen to Liam Neeson’s direct and urgent appeal to the NI executive and, if you can, support our call for immediate help.
We need action. We need support. We need it now. #SaveTheArts #SaveOurTheatres