Category Archives: Art

Brexit for Musicians: An Englishman Abroad

A British musician starts work in the EU – how did he do it? Continue reading

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Brexit for Musicians: What Happened, What Next?

UK artists are in a deep hole – is there any hope of climbing out? Continue reading

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Giving It Away: Classical Music in Lockdown and other fairytales

On sale today: The Book of the Blog Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 13: The Death of British Opera

It’s the perfect storm. And any British opera singer who survives it deserves every reward they get. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 2: Giving It Away

“Had we already done the work to establish the principle of paying for getting classical music on your TV screen, this could have been a genuine boom time for the industry…” Continue reading

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Not racist but.

“Opinion was divided between whether A A Gill was a brilliant writer or a complete prick, as if the two are in some way mutually exclusive.” Continue reading

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Save Rhiwbina Library

Let’s learn to love and value all libraries, from the biggest to the smallest. Continue reading

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Interview with The Cross-Eyed Pianist

“Work hard. Learn to switch off. Remember that the work doesn’t lead to rewards – the work is the the reward.” Continue reading

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Happiness of an incompetent golfer

When I stride out purposefully in my sun visor and plus-fours, my expectation levels are near-zero. Continue reading

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Out of the Paper Bag

If there are 100 actors on stage, your eye will be drawn to the brilliant and the terrible – and you’d find it very hard to decide which is which. Continue reading

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