Swimming Blues

Splashpoint

Jim Roberts laments the state of swimming pools in this country and their adverse effect on our health, well-being and his weekends.
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Stadiums and Placemaking

Image (c) Herzog and de Meuron

Image (c) Herzog and de Meuron

In the past few months , we have seen Chelsea Football Club secure planning consent for a new stadium and Tottenham Hotspur release the first images of a future White Hart Lane. Millwall FC earned a reprieve from a threatened Compulsory Purchase Order of ‘The Den’ and City Hall announced a comprehensive review of the London Stadium deal. Amid all the excitement, Jonathan Rochwerger considers the regeneration case for new sports stadiums.  Do they really work as placemaking anchors for new destinations? Read more

DCMS Data

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The latest figures on visits to National Museums and Galleries have just been released.  If not exactly signalling a crisis, they are a cause for concern and reflection about where the sector is headed.

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Live music destinations

Live Music

We were delighted to have McGill University student Jacqueline Graham working with us recently.  In addition to some valuable work on private art galleries and collections, Jackie found the time to research music industry trends and their implications for live music destinations.  In this article, she describes what she found. Read more