The Express & Star website is already reporting today that The Public arts centre in West Bromwich could be fed up to another £3million, despite the fact we have no confirmation as to when (and if!) the main gallery will open.
The national Arts Council met yesterday to decide whether funding should be increased or axed entirely, and a decision was expected today. This first report from West Bromwich’s local paper (the full story is not yet online) suggests that taxpayers’ have been dealt a blow, with yet another huge cash injection going to fund the colossal white elephant. We can only assume that our public bodies are now committed to seeing this project out come what may, and no matter how much more of our money it takes.