Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The Art of The Possible

There is a certain cart-before-the-horse quality to John Mann's call for more arts spending in the former coalfield areas. The Miners' Lodge Libraries, the brass bands, the male voice choirs, the pitmen poets, the pitmen painters, and so on, were all possible because of secure and well-paid employment with civilised working hours. They or their equivalents will not come back until it does.

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