Category Archives: Politics

A vote for austerity is a vote for death

Warning – this post is quite upsetting, if you are depressed, or likely to become so, have something handy to cheer you up at the end.  Any other human being – have some tissues handy… This came into the Artists … Continue reading

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Towards a Progressive Arts Policy – cultural contracts

This week gone by has been another big week for talking about the arts and where we are headed.  I was unable to attend the RSA/Arts Council event on their proposal for a Cultural Contract.  I did however watch the … Continue reading

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Dear Labour

Dear Labour I used to love you.  I’d like us to get back together, but you’ll have to change.  It’s not me it’s you. Once, long ago, that time before, when you weren’t in power, I loved you then.  Not … Continue reading

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Hard Times

Throughout September I stood on street corners in Peckham and handed out flyers for the Peckham Fun Palace.  Well I tried to.  The first set of flyers were designed to encourage people to come forward with ideas and suggestions, or … Continue reading

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Things I’d like to see (part 1): Real diversity in the arts

I’ve been thinking a lot, a lot, a lot about this.  And, you know me, talking about it quite a bit. The thing about diversity is – it’s quite diverse and there are going to be certain barriers that are … Continue reading

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Ask the Artist

Last night I went to the first Provocation to come out of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value – it was titled ‘Are cuts to funding the greatest threat to culture?’ Now the Commission are quite clear … Continue reading

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Show me the evidence!

George and Dave may still be intent on showing us the money but I say “show me the evidence!” In the last decade, with almost global access (and input into) the internet and its many web-based resources, we have moved … Continue reading

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