21 April 2008

Real England? Reflections on Broadway Market

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Over the years many people have tried to list the essential characteristics of Englishness, but what about the sense of threat and danger that so often serves to frame such lists? I wrote this article for Made in England, a website based on a collaboration between the BBC and Arts Council England and launched on 23 April 2008

“When I lived in East London in the early 1990s, there was one street above all that seemed beyond hope of improvement or recovery. It was spurned even by its own graffiti, which declared ‘Broadway Market is not a sinking ship. It’s a submarine.’

Recently, however, the submarine has surfaced…”

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