Concert News Online English creativity in 60 seconds
Banksy and Arctic Monkeys feature in a new video which celebrates centuries of English creativity in 60 seconds - and why England’s creative sector is the envy of the world.
Banksy, Anish Kapoor, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner, The Beatles, William Shakespeare and The Bronte sisters all appear in the film which was developed by Arts Council England, the national development agency for the arts, to celebrate how art and culture has helped to shape communities, broadened horizons and enrich people’s lives. Museums, galleries, music, dance and theatre are also featured for their role in positively influencing society for generations.
The UK’s creative sector is a rare and real British success story which contributes more than £71bn a year to the UK economy – a figure that has grown by almost 10 per cent since 2011, more than any other sector – and which employs over 1.71 million people.