Lauren Amery, West Midlands Cultural Observatory

On Wednesday in our final lecture for Creative Industries and Cultural Policy, we were given a talk by Lauren Amery from the West Midlands Cultural Observatory. ¬†Lauren (pictured below) carries out research into the social and economic role of culture in the West Midlands. Her department is a subset of the West Midlands Regional Observatory¬†whichContinue reading “Lauren Amery, West Midlands Cultural Observatory”

Education Policy

As part of the module Creative Industries and Cultural Policy that I’m currently studying for my MA (in Media and Creative Enterprise, at Birmingham City University), I have just finished reading an interesting article by David Buckingham and Ken Jones entitled New Labour’s Cultural Turn: Some Tensions in Contemporary Educational and Cultural Policy (1999, JournalContinue reading “Education Policy”