Madani Younis is to leave his role as Creative Director at the Southbank Centre after just 10 months in post. Wow. Something’s not quite right is it?… Read more “Creative Direction”
I heard a live preview of Natacha Atlas’s album STRANGE DAYS at an intimate gig in Blackheath earlier this summer. It was an extraordinary experience, hypnotic, transporting,… Read more “Natacha Atlas – Strange Days”
As someone who works in the Cultural Industry, I’m fascinated by the ongoing evolution of audiences: the way that some stick to what they know, detest change… Read more “Developing Audiences”
Happiness (below) is a short film made by Steve Cutts. It’s a masterpiece.
We live in a society where the focus on wellbeing, wellness, and mindfulness is in the ascendant. It’s the natural corollary to lives lived in the shadow of an exploitative system. I’m not championing being workshy here, far from it. I am talking about the myths we are sold – about the true path to happiness being just ‘x’ or ‘y’ and hang the consequences.
Perhaps the true path to happiness doesn’t lie in unrestrained consumption, but rather in developing yourself and your own resilience?
Clarion Call was a large scale sonic artwork along Ipswich Waterfront in October 2018.
Working with cultural organisations and institutions, universities, academics and the wider landscape of cultural producers in the performing arts is exciting and demanding. Find out a little about what’s involved.