Today Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart lead a delegation of actors to protest the cutting of arts funding by the British Government. Stewart appeared with his fellow actor at 10 Downing St. to present a petition, see video below.
Patrick Stewart Petitions The PM For The Arts
Sir Patrick Stewart joined fellow actors Penelope Wilton, Samuel West and others to deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street (home of the UK Prime Minister) today calling for a "coherent" arts policy following cuts to the annual funding to Arts Council England, one of over 200 organizations to see funding cuts in the latest belt-tightening measures of Britain’s Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government.
Here is video of Sir Patrick talking to Sky News about the petition.
More Stewart’s campaign for funding at Press Association.