News from Arts Specialist *Jennifer Greenbury* working hard behind the scenes for the Shadow Arts Team Boris is chairing a seminar on current related arts issues at The National Gallery on Monday 15th November. The seminar - kindly hosted and sponsored by solicitors, Farrer & Co, and accountants, haysmacintyre - will focus on the Conservative Party's ideas; particularly in the arena of taxation, where effective funding of the Arts could be significantly improved. The seminar is being introduced by Baroness Buscombe, Shadow Arts Minister in the Lords. The speakers are John Whittingdale OBE MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who will speak on "The Conservatives and the Arts", and Partners from Farrer & Co and haysmacintyre who will focus on a range of relevant and topical taxation issues. Howard Flight MP, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party (Special Envoy to the City of London), will join the panel to answer questions and contribute to what should be a lively and productive discussion. After the seminar there will be a drinks reception followed by a private viewing of The National Gallery's forthcoming Raphael Exhibition. Enquiries to Seminar Organisers: Jennifer Greenbury or Olly.