Friday, July 24, 2015

ropewalks...a time capsule oozing our very own utopia

...or is it? liverpool's ropewalks area...heritage led regeneration has worked...now it's a lively mix and continues to be work in progress...crap development threatens but the spirit is strong. I'll be covering it in England's Northwest - Place Matters 




 



Monday, July 13, 2015

whitworth galley is magnificent

...in its delightful parkland setting an urban retreat from the congestion and air quality failure of manchester's oxford road...the whitworth reached new heights at the weekend with the electrifying richter / partt collaboration... further icing on the cake of museum of the year 2015 award...all that's needed now is to replace the shambolic cafe management an inexcusable failure when so many visitors are in MCR for MIF and visiting the new Whitworth for the first time



Saturday, May 02, 2015

margate is the new st ives...days

margate is the new st ives
with the elegant turner contemporary and cheery  glimmerings of cultural regeneration



grim down south...islington




...including the marvellous parasol unit gallery with its water garden http://parasol-unit.org