The stories behind the Olympic Games and other cultural mega-events are important, says Beatriz Garcia. Now is the time to look beyond their role as catalysts for real estate growth and commercial profit and rethink why we need them.
A project bringing together theatre-makers from Hull Truck Theatre and Freetown in Sierra Leone has overcome logistical and cultural barriers to develop new insight. Alina Cretu talks to Amanda Huxtable and Adam Pownall.
Approaches to assessing cultural value are stuck in a financially reductionist ‘value = money’ orbit. We should be examining people’s experiences of culture, and the meaning that comes from those experiences, says Julian Meyrick.