The Triennial legacy: design and the delight of the random

A few years ago I found myself walking from the "entertainment zone" in Milton Keynes to my hotel near the station. It was a desolate and spooky experience. Milton Keynes, the UK's city of the future, was designed with cars in mind, with little thought apparently given to its in-between spaces, which at that time... Continue Reading →

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Brutal truths

I caught part of a recent BBC Wales profile of Karl Jenkins, perhaps the most commercially successful “classical” composer of our times. I feel I must put in these inverted commas because the genre is not an easy one to talk about: it denotes broadly a world of virtuosity and rigour, a world of demanding... Continue Reading →

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