Too often councillors are cheerleaders-in-chief for incongruous cultural blots on our landscapes.
Posts Tagged: Art
It has a constructive role to play, supporting artistic creativity without interfering with content.
David Skelton and Sam Bowman: Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth should be replaced with a Commonwealth hero
For too long the space has played host to ugly and vacuous ‘public art’. This is a much, much better use for it.
Thousands have signed rival petitions to save, or remove, an early 19th century, Grade II* listed, pub sign in a Derbyshire town.
The average value of collections for each council is around £7 million.
Richard Ritchie: We all benefit from the oil and gas industry. Why is this Government, in thrall to a moral panic, unwilling to say so?
If artists are so unwilling to accept the support of industrial companies, perhaps they should be prepared to live off box office receipts alone.
Jesse Norman: Conservatism, the party leadership, and the future of our country. Why I am considering standing.
If you believe in this idea of conservatism; if you want new faces at the table; if you share these ambitions, then please say so.
The noise that he picks up, with an almost clairvoyant sense, is not that of a queue waiting to vote but of a mob pitching the mighty from their seats.
‘The Fallen’ has become synonymous with the act of remembrance, but the origins of the poem are less well-known.
Unlike statues of Confederates in the US, the memorials to these icons of British history should stay.
The art treasures must be put on display.
It is kept in a vault – as it is too valuable to display.
This week, a stone bearing his name will be added to Westminster Abbey’s Poet’s Corner.
In Ipswich we have a wonderful collection of Chinese porcelain which has never seen the light of day.
Bulging state cellars are not in the interests of taxpayers or art lovers.