"We are missing so much by not nicking the best ideas from working-class culture – the texture, the glow – and adding it to how our arts venues work. I am delighted to live in the cultureverse, but it needs to be a multi- not uni- verse. It needs to be the cake, not just the icing. It needs to mix its metaphors, as I’ve just done. It needs to make sure that arts venues aren’t just places that taxi drivers drop people off at. Right, I’m off to Edinburgh’s Summerhall, one of the world’s great arts venues. But I’m having my beans on toast before I go."
(via Middle-class rules deaden too many arts venues. Let’s fill them with life and noise | Mark Cousins | Comment is free | The Observer)