Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 16th July 1942.

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Activities in Scotland.

Music.

Concerts are being given at an average rate of some 30 a month. Many of these are held in canteens of munition factories.

Drama.

Seven extensive tours have been given by well-known theatre companies, including the Perth Repertory Company and the Old Vic Company. These tours have included not only the large towns but also smaller towns, mining villages and the Highlands. An annual grant is given to the Scottish Community Drama Association in aid of their activities among adults.

Art.

Thirty-nine exhibitions have been held, of which 24 are of original paintings, 5 of reproductions, and 10 of Industrial Planning. A certain number of these have been held in factory canteens, and some have been available for the Army. Others have been held at public galleries and other institutions.