Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Three art initiatives that put Tate St Ives to shame

John Kampfner, who is the chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, writes in last week's Financial Times Weekend (2/3 September), that director of Hull's year as City of Culture Martin Green's 'proudest stat is that, according to audience surveys, in 2017 alone nine out of 10 residents of the city have experienced art of some sort'.

 Mr Kempfner also says that Margate's Turner Contemporary gallery (which he chaired and help found) 'has transformed the town'. The same can be said of Folkestone's contemporary art triennial.

 Can Tate St Ives claim to come anyway near these three wonderful examples of art enhancing locality. I think not.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Empty homes in Penwith

Penwith has 462 empty homes, according to statistics (2007) from the Empty Homes Agency. Properties owned by private landlords account for 409 and the rest are owned by housing associations. 239 have been empty for more than six months.

The agency says that Cornwall has a total of 6280 empty homes. ...more>

Friday, 21 November 2008

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

BNP Members: the far right map of Britain

BNP Members: interactive map

BNP in Cornwall

According to the BNP's membership list, the party has 41 members in Cornwall - in North Cornwall and in Truro, Camborne/Redruth, Hayle, Penzance, Marazion and Falmouth...

Police officers among BNP members listed on web


Monday, 17 November 2008

Dogs on beaches 8

Out of season the beaches in St Ives are becoming canine latrines. But why should dog owners bother finding a more suitable place when there's the whole of Porthmeor available? Perhaps Penwith should erect notices reserving the use of the beaches for dogs and their owners, allowing the rest of us access only at certain times of day.