Light a spark for the Arts.

Ben Howlett, MP for Bath.

Ben Howlett, MP for Bath.

Bath’s new MP Ben Howlett met up with the Virtual Museum of Bath today to explain why he thought investing in the Arts would pay dividends for the local economy.

He also gave his support to the many art and creative bodies and individuals calling for a proper Centre for the Arts in the city.

I met up with Ben in Queen Square – the day after he had attended a Cultural Forum meeting to discuss art provision in Bath.

A meeting in which he called for a big spark to ignite a real desire to show we – as a city – mean business as far as the Arts are concerned.