Nancy Durrant, arts commissioning editor for The Times, picks her favourite galleries outside the capital. Read her assesment of the state of art in the British regions here


PUBLIC GALLERIES

Arnolfini, Bristol

Baltic, Gateshead

Hepworth Wakefield…


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by TOAST ( 25.04.11 )

For years Britain has lagged behind Europe in arts funding outside the capital, but is now forging ahead with shows by the world’s biggest artists in the UK’s smallest galleries. But will it stay that way? Nancy Durrant, arts commissioning editor at The Times, finds out.

As visual arts editor at a national newspaper, one of the pet peeves I’ve heard from readers over the years is that sometimes, reading it, they’d be forgiven for thinking that there was no art going on anywhere in Britain except in London. And that possibly only at Tate. This is, of course, entirely wrong. This may be a small island, but Britain punches well above its weight in artistic matters, everywhere…


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by TOAST ( 25.04.11 )

Kim Trethowan.

As producers of a handmade, unpasteurised product, slow food is not a concept for us, but a way of life and working. This does not mean we are backward looking; indeed it places Gorwydd Farm at the centre of a modern, yet traditional, community of slow food devotees, made up of interwoven and ever increasing circles. What community actually is provokes significant debate, but for us it represents all the people and groups who have contributed in some way to who we are, what we do and why we do it…


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by TOAST ( 18.04.11 )

We talk to Alastair Sawday, founder of the Special Places to Stay guidebooks and the new luxury camping website Canopy & Stars, about his childhood spent in trees.

We’ve heard that you liked building inventive tree houses as a young boy… My first ‘tree house’ was actually more of a den – a few planks up in the canopy with a rope ladder for my friends and me to scramble up and down…


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by TOAST ( 01.04.11 )
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