Imogen Clark looks at the phenomenon of NIMBYism and asks whether it hinders progress, or if it vital to preserving the physical character of Britain.
Revolution and war
Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum
The British Museum’s Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition opened to considerable fanfare at the end of March. A number of prime-time TV documentaries heralded its coming and the Mayor of London, no doubt enchanted with the subject he studied at university, waxed lyrical at the press opening. Neil MacGregor, Pontifex Maximus of the cultural establishment, had Continue Reading
Women, migration and Britishness at the Manchester Art Gallery
The Manchester Art Gallery’s In Translation is a new collaborative exhibition displaying selected works from the Empire Marketing Board alongside new commentaries and pieces derived from the artists’ collective Ultimate Holding Company’s workshops with foreign female immigrants to the North West. The Empire Marketing Board existed in the interwar period between the years 1926 to Continue Reading
Young, shameless meat
Manchester University may have produced more Nobel Prize winners than any other non-Oxbridge city, yet we can also make a claim no less necessary in retaining the peace and happiness of the human race; the university has produced a veritable bundle of comedy greats over the last 30 years. Where would TV comedy be without Continue Reading