This is the transcript and presentation with notes from my talk at Panda (The Performing Arts Network) in Manchester on 28th March 2018. The event was a celebration of the network’s 15 years working with artists and communities but it was also tinged with sadness as they announced that they were unable to continue to operate due to the toxic arts funding environment and local council cuts.READ MORE

This is my attempt to reflect upon the closure of libraries in the UK under a rainbow cloak of austerity provided by propaganda from the Arts Council England…  Rough and straight off the page…


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SHHH, BE QUIET!

 

Books.

Tattered, battered,

Drawn upon.

Pages infuriatingly missing.

 

Plastic armour

Protected them.READ MORE