Arts Critter Archive

  • Now, the arts critter could be accused of not doing a lot of critting. I generally use these pages to bemoan the state of arts politics or audiences, or anything it enters my curmudgeonly being to bemoan. Critting, (IE criticism) isn’t really about bemoaning, so because of the aforementioned curmudgeonlyness, […]

    Arts Critter – November

    Now, the arts critter could be accused of not doing a lot of critting. I generally use these pages to bemoan the state of arts politics or audiences, or anything it enters my curmudgeonly being to bemoan. Critting, (IE criticism) isn’t really about bemoaning, so because of the aforementioned curmudgeonlyness, […]

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  • It’s October, time for the Essex Poetry Festival again. The festival always boasts an original, varied, inspiring, and exciting programme inclusive of many kinds of poetry, and also material inhabiting the intriguing mixed-media edges of poetry. Sadly, year after year the audience consists of just a few die-hards hiding in […]

    Arts Critter – October

    It’s October, time for the Essex Poetry Festival again. The festival always boasts an original, varied, inspiring, and exciting programme inclusive of many kinds of poetry, and also material inhabiting the intriguing mixed-media edges of poetry. Sadly, year after year the audience consists of just a few die-hards hiding in […]

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  • Chelmsford does not have an arts centre. Colchester does, so do Ipswich, Southend, Norwich, Cambridge, Dedham, even Basildon. Chelmsford does not have an affordable arts venue. The Cramphorn is an excellent arts venue, sadly it’s £100 an hour – unless you have a significant grant you just can’t get enough […]

    Arts Critter – September

    Chelmsford does not have an arts centre. Colchester does, so do Ipswich, Southend, Norwich, Cambridge, Dedham, even Basildon. Chelmsford does not have an affordable arts venue. The Cramphorn is an excellent arts venue, sadly it’s £100 an hour – unless you have a significant grant you just can’t get enough […]

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  • Arts Critter – August

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  • An old saying says “When merchant bankers meet they talk about art, when artists meet they talk about money.” Obviously it’s very old because now, merchant bankers would be more likely to talk about lap-dancing clubs, or how to increase their over-inflated packages at the expense of people with real […]

    Arts Critter, July

    An old saying says “When merchant bankers meet they talk about art, when artists meet they talk about money.” Obviously it’s very old because now, merchant bankers would be more likely to talk about lap-dancing clubs, or how to increase their over-inflated packages at the expense of people with real […]

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