Friday, August 19, 2005

Give us some examples

As coming up with a definition of culture is as difficult as explaining the off-side rule in football or explaining the theory of reverse swing in cricket, I thought it might be useful to ask for examples of cultural activity in Swanage and Purbeck. (Think hard)

Talking of football and cricket I thought it might be useful to point out that opposition to the Sports Centre is not to do with being anti-sport. We will probably all use a facility like that at some time or another and, indeed, sport can be seen as a cultural activity (The Ancient Greeks certainly thought so). Its just that it seems a bit of a cheek to include it in a Cultural Strategy at the expense of all those other activities that don’t normally get a look in. By all means build a Sports Centre but make it part of a “Sport, Health and Fitness” Strategy.

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