City of Culture

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    dongonzalos Well-Known Member

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    The first thing I think of when I go to the Ricoh is culture :D
     
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    Yeah...

    I could think of all kinds of conspiracy theories over this but... had better not.
     
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    Coventry really has become a placid and passive city.
     
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    You must find peace to be a city of culture
     
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    How do you mean?
     
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    Maybe he means flaccid and possessive.
     
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    City of Culture goes to highest bidder shock.

    Its only right wasps back the bid seeing as they could use all the money they saved when Lucas sold them a stadium on the cheap. Still they would be the ideal company to back the bid seeing as they have a long distinguished presence in the City, their heritage being second to none. ;)
     
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    In a general sense, this is what fills me with despair.

    Even before the Wasps announcement, the reports are always about how much cash winning the bid can bring into the city. Culture is not about money. Culture is about preserving and building on what makes up a local identity, the intangible benefits to good feeling, and goodwill.

    The Labour government tried to open culture and heritage up to more by making entry into certain museums free, and that was a welcome step to making it accessible. It shouldn't be commidified and packaged however, it shouldn't be about who spends more.

    And that's not some snobby way of looking at it either. There is a place for the Warwick Castle approach to culture and heritage. But it shouldn't be all-encompassing. Just because something doesn't bring money in doesn't make it insignificant in the state of a place. Things we take for granted as always there add to our sense of self, our sense of place and that happens away from the big McDonald's sign across the street. The old cinema buildings show a brave new world, an entrance into a time of technology, light, simulations - the ruined castles show the legacy of barons, bloodshed... beauty. The timber framed houses in Spon End show a way of life that is no more but they all echo into making up what should be a dynamic, vibrant city taking elements from all. The follies lost in woods show man's place in not only his current life, but his awareness of how he fits into the past.

    Don't reduce it to a balance sheet.

    And it's sad, so sad, that a city of culture tag is all about the money!
     
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    Are they still considering closing Herbert Art Gallery or did I get that wrong? Seems strange to bid for city of culture but consider closing an art gallery.
     
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    Ann Lucas would be too stupid to miss the irony of that.

    Perhaps she will offer it to Wasps to open as a homage to their long heritage in the City. :facepalm:
     
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    The while situation is an utter farce; the city will have a franchise rugby club helping it's bid and the local media supporting them at every turn.

    There is no respect for the city's history or tradition, can you really imagine fans of many other clubs welcoming them so much? How many do you think would suggest working with them?

    The whole situation is majorly embarrassing, even more so when you have ccfc fans praising them and trying to put the football club down at every opportunity.

    Still, in 20 years when SISU have gone and we are knocking around in the lower leagues as the second sports club in the city, who cares? At least we can always say we got one over on them!
     
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    For once I agree with you
    It's a great place
     
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    Is that what we are now?
     

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