Melting Pot is back, back, back this week, with a beezer performance from Fatlab
in the ‘offing’.
We’ve just been on and, in our humble opinion, the night promises to be either utter genius or fackin gash. Still, keeps fings exciting,
Fancy coming along? Course you bloody do. Just drop us a line and we’ll pull some strings, yeah?
Of course, the last coupla sessions are still available to listen to in our
sexy ‘downloads’ section. Choose from Supenik’s top-hole grot’n'roll, Civilian’s righteous banshee bluster or Nixon And The Burn’s ramalama rawk roustaboutery. All of em are, frankly, excellent. We shit you not.
Posted by Thin White Duke
December 4th, 2006
We are lucky here in the People’s Republic for so many reasons, and one of those reasons is that out of the five flagships museums in the South West, we have two of them, and what’s more, more people are going to them.
Yes, the cultural finger-trap that is South Devon is catching more passers by, but it’s not only down to the relics, museums have been fighting themselves out of a corner and really engaging with the public (if we have to, we’ll mention the government’s Renaissance programme).
The upshot is better exhibitions, closer ties with the other museums in the area (Teignmouth Museum is up for a massive expansion), and more people going to the places in the first place - and the people aren’t those what usually turn up to twitch around the glass cases. There has been a 25 per cent increase in new visitors from deprived social groups and minority ethnic groups.
Plymouth Museum, for one, certainly has felt the benefit, and the Renaissance thing has had a positive effect on the services it has to offer. As long as more people are going, and maybe taking something away with them (no, not the silver), you can’t complain.
Now, all we have to sort our are the libraries. . . wait a minute (darn)
Posted by Cptn
December 4th, 2006