UK

‘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.

Scott Walker: singer turned avant-garde composer spanned pop and classical music

Very few artists have achieved the commercial success of Walker and also achieved enormous acclaim from critics

Remnants of Britain’s button industry offer three important lessons for the future of manufacturing

The north of England was once the production centre of the world during the industrial revolution