Mike Kenny is Arts Barge Project's first patron

York Press: Mike Kenny is Arts Barge Project's first patron Mike Kenny is Arts Barge Project's first patron

THE first official patron of York’s Arts Barge Project has been announced as Mike Kenny.

The project is also now working with the Jack Raine Community Foundation (JRCF), which works with children, young people and young adults to help them meet the challenged of life through education, welfare and sport.

This week, the charity was also contacted by Lewis Gell of the JRCF, who offered the project regular use of the York Boxing Club as well as the refurbished barge.

A spokesman for the project said: “His idea is that that the two organisations can work in partnership together in a way which will benefit not only our project, but will broaden the creative experience of the young people that JCRF supports.”

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2:37pm Fri 21 Feb 14

MarkyMarkMark says...

Who?

Why?
Who? Why? MarkyMarkMark
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3:25pm Fri 21 Feb 14

meme says...

who is Mike Kenny?
Is it the M Kenny who ran an insurance brokers at Dunnington that went down the pan spectacularly some years ago under suspicious circumstances?
who is Mike Kenny? Is it the M Kenny who ran an insurance brokers at Dunnington that went down the pan spectacularly some years ago under suspicious circumstances? meme
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4:24pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Devils_advocate says...

Whereas the charitable intentions are admirable, how did the Arts Barge get such a high profile with the council (and funding from them) when there is an already established social enterprise (Bar Lane Studios) that has been crying out for support from the council to run these kinds of support schemes? Is it perhaps because this is the pet project of someone in the council in influence?
Whereas the charitable intentions are admirable, how did the Arts Barge get such a high profile with the council (and funding from them) when there is an already established social enterprise (Bar Lane Studios) that has been crying out for support from the council to run these kinds of support schemes? Is it perhaps because this is the pet project of someone in the council in influence? Devils_advocate
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4:59pm Fri 21 Feb 14

MaisieMol says...

Well these comments say everything you need to know about the people who criticise the arts barge. Hilarious! Mike Kenny LIVES IN YORK and is A WORLD FAMOUS CHILDREN'S PLAYWRIGHT. You really need to get out more. To a community arts centre maybe?
Well these comments say everything you need to know about the people who criticise the arts barge. Hilarious! Mike Kenny LIVES IN YORK and is A WORLD FAMOUS CHILDREN'S PLAYWRIGHT. You really need to get out more. To a community arts centre maybe? MaisieMol
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7:23pm Fri 21 Feb 14

CRWPROJ says...

Waste of money.
Spend our community charge on essential services first.
Waste of money. Spend our community charge on essential services first. CRWPROJ
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4:51pm Sat 22 Feb 14

eeoodares says...

There is always more worthy things to spend money on than the Arts. But art is important and the Barge is accessible to people and a unique venue. I have enjoyed it when I visited, although I do have to admit I do not know what the level of funding they have achieved amounts to. If it is in the 10's of thousands then perhaps it needs to be reviewed.
There is always more worthy things to spend money on than the Arts. But art is important and the Barge is accessible to people and a unique venue. I have enjoyed it when I visited, although I do have to admit I do not know what the level of funding they have achieved amounts to. If it is in the 10's of thousands then perhaps it needs to be reviewed. eeoodares
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