Read this! What the BLANKety blank? by Mark Robinson

I jsut received this blog from Mark Robinson (; who used to run Northern Arts but now does this great blog – today’s hit a real chord (no pun intended) and I just want to help get it out as widely as possible:

What the BLANKety blank?
Posted: 15 Apr 2011 02:17 AM PDT

About this time last year, the Swallows Partnership was just completing a fantastic residency by 28 South African artists in North East England, which nearly didn’t happen due to difficulties obtaining visas. (I wrote about it, and the issues around movement of artists here.) This issue has not gone away.

This week I was sent a blistering piece by South African playwright Mike van Graan, which you can see here