Issue 296: Cultural leadership

  • Cultural leadership

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    31 Aug 2016

    Northern Ireland cannot escape its past, but its cultural leaders can work together to help it reach a new future, says Kevin Murphy.

    There is a wonderful paradox contained in today’s neo-liberal dogma. It has been undermining the broader value of culture since my early career in 1980s London and has reached a heightened sense of entitlement in 2016, grabbing much of what many of us believe is our common heritage. And yet, through sheer neglect, it seems to be unwittingly inspiring a new form of cultural leadership.

    What you don’t see are the many leaders who are forging a new Northern Ireland from its long history... more

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