UK

Anton Howes on the Royal Society of Arts

Anton Howes is historian in residence at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Oliver Double on Alternative Comedy: 1979 and the Reinvention of British Stand-Up

Oliver Double is a former professional comedian who is now a Reader in Drama at the University of Kent.

Katy Shaw on New Writing North

Professor Katy Shaw leads research into twenty-first century writings at Northumbria University.

Recalling community

Using material culture and digital archives in Salford

‘The Wall’ cemented Pink Floyd’s fame – but destroyed the band

It marked the last time the four members of the band would record an album together

Tory and Labour cultural policies leave arts organisations squeezed

Neither party’s pledges offer much hope to organisations that actually produce art

Beatles: Abbey Road at 50 is a marker of how pop music grew up in the 1960s

Even at the end, they continued to point the way forward

Steff Humm on the UK Comics Industry

Steff Humm is completing a PhD on value in the UK comics industry with University of Nottingham.