Culture

Here’s how cities can protect creative industries from gentification

A proposal for better funding of cultural infrastructure.

The Edinburgh Festival is suffocating a once great city

Oh good, another Cambridge sketch troupe.

Where are Gotham City and Metropolis – and what do they have to do with New York?

The second part of our exploration of the city of the superhero comics.

Look up! Among the skyscrapers! On superheroes and the American City

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s some guy out of a comic.

After a decade of austerity, councils need a new way to fund culture

The Labour leader of Cardiff council explains why he helped launch the Cultural Cities Enquiry.

Could Paisley really be the next UK City of Culture?

Land of hope and flowery shirts.

How Hull went from crap town to City of Culture

And what it says about Brexit Britain.

Where exactly are the Wombles named after? We made a map

Ironically, while one is on the Underground, no Wombles are named after Overground stations.

Podcast: Northern soul

On football and culture.

Car parks, cathedrals and canvas: Turning Salisbury into a festival stage

The director of the Salisbury International Arts Festival speaks.

Podcast: Genius loci

The sense of the place.

Podcast: Sound and vision

Art attack.

Gentrification is killing Berlin's techno scene

Techno techno techno techno.

Eight years out, preparations for a third UK city to be European Capital of Culture are already underway

So what can Leeds, Milton Keynes and Dundee learn from Liverpool?

Why London should bid to be the next City of Culture

A year of cultural excitement in Zones two to six.

What’s the role of creativity in urban development?

More than just museums and galleries.

A Detroit charity is giving writers free houses to improve city life

Create a literary scene, and the rest will follow.

Shouldn't the cities of the future be fun, too?

When lamp posts talk back.