Well, apparently he’s both in front of and behind the plan. In fact, Mayor Boris Johnson is clearly excited by this project.
There are many local music services,orchestras, arts organisations, charities and schools which do excellent work. This strategy sets out how we will champion them, help them to grow and reach out to more Londoners.
It is great to see such a plan put together, that clearly has the sort of real deal buy-in from the grass tops and the grass roots, led by the Mayor of London. The plan does fall short on financial commitment, by just about any measure of school funding. That being said, it has promise to jump-start something provided that this plan can be supported and is used a the platform for growth.
This plan and the support behind it reminds me of this plan below, from 1996, which had the same top down and bottom up city-wide support that doesn’t come along all that often: