Category Archives: Art

Coronaclassical 26: Counting the Cost

What was the typical financial impact of lockdown on a freelance performing artist? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 25: Levelling Down

Deep down, is 21st-Century Britain actually fairly comfortable with the idea that the performing arts should be just a rich kid’s hobby? Continue reading

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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 19: No Longer Viable

Freelance artists left to contemplate their own extinction. 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

“So where did I get that nonsensical example? Say hello, ladies and gentlemen, to the fairytale world of classical music.” 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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