Pick of the Week – 22 January

What’s been happening in the arts this week? As part of our blog series, Pick of the Week, we’ve picked our favourite stories, interesting exhibitions and most thought-provoking debates we’ve seen and heard this week.

Why should becoming a parent curb your cultural life?

Is art which is created specifically for children worse than other art? (We don’t think so!) What can we do in the arts to ensure that parents and children have access to the best on offer?

London has a new roaming orchestra

This week we’ve been in Birmingham for the Association of British Orchestras’ annual conference. Once of our favourite topics was that of place making. On that note, here is the new Street Orchestra of London, inspired by Amsterdam’s Ricciotti Ensemble

How a YouTuber hoaxed the world media

We’re finishing on something light this week. An amateur visual effects artist accidentally caused global intrigue earlier this year by posting a video of “strange lights” in the sky over Canberra. Journalists and scientists jumped on the story, believing it to be real, so the creator of the video stepped in to show just how he did it.

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