Community Arts goes global…

I have recently been lucky enough to attend three major outdoor arts events – Luton International Carnival (LIC) on 30th May; Alicante’s ‘Hogueras’ (a summer solstice festival); and Rutland’s performance of ‘The Way the Wind Blows’ (26th June). All three were immensely impressive – involving hundreds (if not thousands) of performers from local communities; producing …

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From North-South to Labour’s South-South debate

Andrew Rawnsley’s article in today’s Guardian is a strong restatement of the North/South debates that have dominated English regional policy for at least a generation. It succinctly differentiates between the last and current government approaches to tackling these challenges – namely Labour made significant public investment in key ‘northern’ cities; the Coalition doesn’t really have an …

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