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Van Gogh Crab Cakes

If I was invisible for a day, I’d definitely start by hitting up The National Gallery pre-opening hours. There are few places in London where snailing hoards of crisp-munching backpackers actually FAIL to get my goat. 496 more words

The absurdity and the magic of borders

A few weeks after my latest visa rejection, I was invited to a meeting as a guest member of my hometown Cultural Policy Committee. The Brazilian government are trying to implement some big changes to cultural policies nationwide, and it’s meant to start locally, with each council electing a Cultural Policy Committee, which is meant to act as the midfielder between the official Cultural Secretariat and the citizens. 499 more words

Brazil

Great art everywhere

A baking July afternoon in Lincolnshire. Everything feels flattened under the heat: sheep, crops, fields. The houses I pass are quiet as if people are waiting for the cool of evening to come out of doors. 498 more words

Thinking

From What Does it Mean to Where's the Commitment: Cultural Policy in Scotland Post Devolution

Tea cake dancers Glasgow 2014

 

Policy makers are expert at posing leading questions and many in Scotland’s cultural sectors are equally expert at expressing views which go beyond narrow lines of enquiry. 1,193 more words

Cultural Policy