Part One in a series of articles looking at we how we must create culture for ourselves, and what the future, post-pandemic, holds for culture as an essential part of living in the 21st Century.
It is funny how opinions change based on situations. Not for any reason other than sometimes things happen that allow people to take a different perspective. A recent poll in The Times suggests an interesting viewpoint on what is considered useful during a pandemic. The top five non-essential jobs ran
The stillness of a pandemic night is unnerving having spent seventeen of my twenty years in Leeds ‘On The Corner’ of Tunstall and Dewsbury Road. Where once the sound of car engines being gunned at the junction, bowel juddering bass from others sat with engines idling outside the garage, arguing
Over the last twelve months BasementArtsProject has been working with four artists whose ages range from 21 – 61. The project has been an educational experience for everyone involved, including myself as curator and project manager, and is still ongoing. On The Corner is a project that involves five individual
The corner was our Rock of Gibraltar, our Stonehenge Our Taj Mahal, our monument Our testimonial to freedom, to peace, and to love Down on the corner The Corner | Common & The Last Poets Songwriters: Abiodun Oyewole / Kanye Omari West / Leon Moore / Lonnie Rashid Lynn /
Having opened my previous article for South Leeds Life with a latin phrase this time I turn my attention to the French phrase avant-garde, or in English the Advance Guard. The origin of the term is a military one indicating a body of soldiers preceding and making preparations for the
Parum Potentes Glandes Quercus (From Little Acorns Mighty Oaks grow) Much art is presented as a fait accompli. It is no coincidence that in the world of music we are only shown the making process once the finished article has been accepted as seminal. In this way we are encouraged