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The drag artist who was handed £215,000


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The body which allocates grants to venues hit hard by the pandemic has given £215,000 to a drag queen called Le Gateau Chocolat.

While snubbing popular cash-strapped venues applying for a share of its £500 million pot, Arts Council England gave the huge grant to George Ikediashi – who describes himself as ‘fat, black and bearded’.

The sum – which is more than seven times the average national salary – came despite the act never grossing even half that sum in a year. Other acts and venues, such as Manchester’s renowned comedy club, The Frog and Bucket, have had their grant applications rejected.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8870099/Drag-artist-Le-Gateau-Chocolat-handed-215k-coronavirus-culture-fund.html

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11 minutes ago, OverSword said:

The Frog and Bucket should have put on a dress.

And gained 100lb.

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He'll (or is it she?) make a dump on the scene, and will get another £215,000. (Performance "Don't dump in your pants!")

Kinda sad, when r people are treated like some geniuses, "one of the kind"... Its just.. just sad.

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46 minutes ago, Setton said:

Me too! 

No way I guessed that article would be the daily mail!

Oh I don't know, this'll probably be in the Guardian 'arts' section soon for all the wrong reasons.

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14 minutes ago, itsnotoutthere said:

Oh I don't know, this'll probably be in the Guardian 'arts' section soon for all the wrong reasons.

Those wrong reasons being....?

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3 minutes ago, Setton said:

Those wrong reasons being....?

To signal their virtue. He ticks a lot of their boxes.

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1 minute ago, itsnotoutthere said:

To signal their virtue. He ticks a lot of their boxes.

Whereas the daily mail reports on this because....

Actually, I'll wait for you to finish that.

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Perhaps because like me their readers can think of a thousand better ways to spend £215,000 of tax payers money, hundreds of real arts venues and theatres out there that actually employ people struggling at the moment.

Quote The body which allocates grants to venues hit hard by the pandemic

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25 minutes ago, itsnotoutthere said:

Perhaps because like me their readers can think of a thousand better ways to spend £215,000 of tax payers money, hundreds of real arts venues and theatres out there struggling at the moment.

What makes this not 'real arts'?

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15 minutes ago, itsnotoutthere said:

Perhaps because like me their readers can think of a thousand better ways to spend £215,000 of tax payers money, hundreds of real arts venues and theatres out there that actually employ people struggling at the moment.

bonkers. no doubt a box that HAD to was ticked.

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5 minutes ago, Setton said:

What makes this not a 'real arts venue'?

Unless I'm reading the article wrong, it looks like they gave the grant to an individual instead of an actual venue. 

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5 minutes ago, spartan max2 said:

Unless I'm reading the article wrong, it looks like they gave the grant to an individual instead of an actual venue. 

Ok, sure he doesn't constitute a venue. 

Wasn't really the key bit of that quote though, was it? Edited for clarity.

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