Thinking

Thinking

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

Twenty years ago, Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim released his most influential album – You’ve Come a Long Way Baby. In a recent BBC Radio 2 documentary, Cook talked intimately about the making of the album, with many references to Brighton. Ten years earlier, Cook moved to Brighton to study History of Tourism and his love affair with the city began. After DJ'ing a gig in the British Airways i360 this summer, Jim Roberts - director of Fourth Street - met up with Cook to discuss his views on Brighton, its heritage and tourism. Click here to read the interview.

From Country Estate to Council Estate

From Country Estate to Council Estate

Jim Roberts reflects on a challenging year for the National Trust and dreams up a radical idea.

Change in Museums

Change in Museums

As museums and heritage attractions prepare to relaunch in a world without tourists, many will need to find ways to engage a local market that has lapsed. Dan Anderson describes a dynamic model of the resident market which points to the importance of regular product renewal.

Swindon's Heritage Boost

Swindon's Heritage Boost

Jim Roberts watched Swindon Borough Council's locked down Cabinet come to an important decision on two of the city's most important heritage assets. This is his reaction.

Jan 2020 news round-up

Jan 2020 news round-up

Our monthly round-up of news and reports from our sectors of interest.

December round-up

December round-up

Our final round-up of 2019 news and reports from our sectors of interest (cultural, heritage, tourism and placemaking) covers December.