One of the reasons I love London is its amazing cultural offer. To my mind there’s nowhere else quite like it. During my time as an arts student in Yorkshire, many a Megabus journey was made to see blockbuster exhibitions at the Tate and such like over the years, and it was widely accepted that if you wanted to work in the arts, London was THE place to be.
The exodus of artists seemingly leaving the capital is a sign that the times are perhaps a-changin'. Given that artists play a vital role in regeneration, it can only be a good thing to have a rising artistic presence in other UK towns and cities. That said, there’s little to celebrate about artistic talent being priced out of an area, and this is fast becoming one of London’s major failings.
What I am pleased to see, however, is iconic art which has wowed the capital, and indeed world, making its way up the M1 to be enjoyed by the rest of the country.