Bringing local arts and culture to the global audience
In defence of Terry Deary: The Horrible Author
Terry Deary, one of Britain’s best-loved children’s authors, has become possibly the best-hated author among his peers after his comments regarding cuts to library services; particularly in the north-east England, where the cuts are among the country’s most sever; and the area of Deary’s birth and residency. Yet, some of the responses to Terry … Continue reading – it’s good
There are not many things that go together worse than brown sandals and tartan socks, Cheese and jam, or peaches and soap but the worst combination has to be 37 degrees of heat and a migraine. This was the combination that laid me out in my room with my blackest … Continue reading – it’s good
Now They are Six
“Now we are six” Mima could say if they stole the words of A.A Milne .So in it’s sixth year is Mima any closer to be being Middlesbrough’s own art museum or is it still just another art museum that happens to be in Middlesbrough? The last year or two … Continue reading – it’s good
Three Years On
The Cultural Thing celebrates its third birthday in 2012. From the very beginning, the purpose of The Cultural Thing was to bring a glimmer of limelight to local arts and music; often close to the start of the artist’s professional career. We believe three years is a suitable milestone to … Continue reading – it’s good
Brisbane Music Scene
Queensland: the north east state of Australia with Brisbane as its capital, is regarded by many who live there, as the most oppressive state in Australia; citing laws prescribing on music volume and alcohol consumption, as examples of ‘strict’ rulings. Recent censoring of billboard ads, including one promoting safe … Continue reading – it’s good
The Music Thing
Music from local bands from around the world. This is the place to check out the latest sounds before they ARE the latest sounds.
The Visual Thing
Painters, fashion designers, visual artists, film-makers etc. If these local people are likely to be exhibited then they will be featured here.
The Performance Thing
Read about performers, writers and directors who create live performance anywhere in the world before they are famous.
Not everything fits into a box. For those who create in a way that doesn't fit elsewhere we put them here, as well as culture news and events.
In every corner of every part of the world, there are very talented, amazingly creative people entertaining and inspiring their local community - but they are not known elsewhere. The Cultural Thing brings that talent the global audience they deserve.