My last blogpost was a heartfelt rant and I stand by it. However, I am aware that by sending my kids to all these classes and offering them these opportunities I am helping them build connections and jump the queue so that they can enter artistic worlds that are not accessible to huge swathes of the population. A poor kid with a passion to create art simply doesn't have the same chance to succeed as a rich kid with pushy parents like me. Therefore I feel I need to highlight the existence of Arts Emergency. It's a brilliant new(ish) charity that aims to "Give people who don’t come from privilege the chance to study what they love!"
Have a wander around their website and bung them a quid or two if you feel so inclined.