Twitter
Linkedin
Blogspot

Blog Archives

Five A Week 17: Some Things to Read and Think About

    1.     Cultural Democracy in Practice Picking up the theme from my last blog, out of the CPP conference, of changing the cultural landscape by, you know, involving wider sets of people than usual, Arts Council England have just published Cultural … Continue Reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Five A Week 17: Some Things to Read and Think About

‘Changing the cultural landscape isn’t too mighty a task’ (Jess Thom)

Creative People and Places have just published my ‘reflection’ on their recent conference in Wolverhampton, alongside several other responses and a really good video featuring some of the CPP participants who attended. (The conference took place at the rather lovely Lighthouse, which is … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Comments Off on ‘Changing the cultural landscape isn’t too mighty a task’ (Jess Thom)

Five A Week 16: Some Things to Read & Think About

1. Contradicting data In my last blog I shared the Panic! Report, which gave some data-perspective to the debate about diversity and social background in the arts. Debbie Geraghty gives another perspective on that, one which really resonated for me … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Five A Week 16: Some Things to Read & Think About

Five a Week 15: Some Things to Read and Think About

  Aiming for 5 a week or 5 a day doesn’t mean you necessarily have the time and energy every week… Never apologise, never explain etc etc, so here we go, better late than never… 1. PANIC! DON’T PANIC! NO, … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Five a Week 15: Some Things to Read and Think About

Some reading for you….

Seems like my mojo has mainly been working on other things than blogging recently. Here’s a little catch up of some recently published things that might be of interest. 1. Experimental Culture I was interviewed as part of NESTA’s ‘Horizon … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Some reading for you….

BACK TO SCHOOL BUMPER BAKER’S DOZEN +1 FIVE A WEEK 14: LOTS OF THINGS TO READ & THINK ABOUT

1. IS THIS JAPANESECONCEPT THE SECRET TO A LONG, HAPPY, MEANINGFUL LIFE? I don’t want to get too touchy feely on you, I promise. But the picture above struck me as a useful summary of the kinds of trade-offs/hunt for … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on BACK TO SCHOOL BUMPER BAKER’S DOZEN +1 FIVE A WEEK 14: LOTS OF THINGS TO READ & THINK ABOUT

Five a Week 12: Some Things to Read & Think About

I decided against linking to any of the coverage of last week’s election. There’s some good stuff out there, and I’d dearly love an excuse to use the picture of my former MP losing his seat, but who knows what … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Five a Week 12: Some Things to Read & Think About

Five a Week 11: Some Things to Read & Think About

1. CZESLAW MILOSZ’S SPACE TRAVELS I’ve just read Andrzej Franaszek’s big biography of Czeslaw Milosz, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets. I’d like you all to read it, obviously, but this review might do for most, for now. Why … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Five a Week 11: Some Things to Read & Think About

Unstrained Quality

Over the last year I’ve been helping Culture Bridge North East with two phases of a project called EQiIPP (Exploring Quality in Peer Practice, and no, the recruitment slogan wasn’t ‘All we need is a You’.) The first phase paired … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Unstrained Quality

Five a Week 10: Some Things to Read & Think About

I could not find the perfect article to link to relating to the awful events in Manchester last week so am sharing this photo, taken over an unexpectedly al fresco breakfast last Thursday. (Still under a fiver too, gentrification not … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Five a Week 10: Some Things to Read & Think About