At Arm's Length
Devolution to Wales and Scotland may prove to have been the most profound change in the UK in recent years. The consequences are far-reaching, and not just political. Geraint Talfan Davies, media and arts executive for more than three decades, recalls and reflects on the impact of this development for culture and civil society.
A view from well beyond the M25 – informed by Wales and the North East of England – his experiences have a resonance and a significance for all parts of ‘a lazy British union’; charting the decline of regional newspapers, the collapse of ITV’s regional mission, the London-centric nature of the media and a threat to the independence of the arts.