The craze for “Year of Culture” designation seemed to have got out of hand after Brexit when we lost qualification for the European City of Culture, so famously and successfully celebrated for the UK by Glasgow and then Liverpool.
Gallerist Ann Petherick on the crisis facing commercial art galleries
How can your neighbourhood’s ambitions for a cultural presence be realised, with the conventional sources of help - local authorities facing bankruptcy and central government turning a blind eye - unavailable?
Baby Feet by Roger Bamber, 18th February 1993, The Guardian.
DSYF! is the text message issuing from the postings of Idris Elba and his supporters, short for “Don’t Stop Your Future!” Their message is, of course, against knife crime which has reached epidemic proportions, particularly in London, Elba’s home.
Salvador Dali by George Elam, 5th May 1959, The Daily Mail
Shane MacGowan by John Voos, 14th October 1991, The Independent
Natasha Grande on the pitfalls for divorcing artists and how to avoid them
The Imperial War Museum’s newest permanent exhibition could hardly be more timely with war splitting the Middle East and the world frantic for news of what is happening beyond the bombing and the barriers. On the front line, as ever, are the journalists, photographers and cameraman whose heroism largely goes unrecorded. In World War Two 69 journalists were killed, in the 20-year Vietnam War 63 died. Since October 7, 48 journalists have died in Gaza, three more are missing.
Jim Hutchison , '”Have a heart, Ref”, Manchester United v Nottingham Forest, 18th January 1986, Daily Mail, by Jim Hutchison
When the Heritage Lottery Fund first emerged from the National Lottery bonanza 30 years ago its first chairman, Lord Jacob Rothschild, had lunch with a group of arts journalists who asked him what the new fund would do. “That’s what I was hoping you would be able to tell me” he joked.
Samantha Lindley, creative director of Threshold Studios and the Frequency International Festival of Digital Culture, on creative digital placemaking