cultural desert

cultural desert

Any place that is characterized by having a distinct lack of complexity, vibrancy, vitality, or interest in intellectual and artistic activity. After living in New York City for seven years, this little town is something of a cultural desert by comparison. Once considered a cultural desert, the country is now teeming with new museums, extravagant theater productions, and a truly vibrant and eclectic music scene.
See also: desert
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A THINK Tank has been branded thoughtless after claiming a corner of Tyneside is a cultural desert.
At a time when the funding for orchestral concerts has been withdrawn, when the borough organist has been made redundant, when there is talk of museum closures and entrance charges, when the budget for arts development and promotions has been decimated, if we sell glorious works of art from the collections where they feed the soul and provide inspiration, we risk becoming a cultural desert.
She said: "The worry is we may have good schools, we may have education, social services and such, but what we don't want in Denbighshire is a cultural desert, that people give up, they have no aspiration, no idea of culture.
This move will create a cultural desert in Britain's second city, the most culturally diverse in the nation after London.
The combination are represented at Windsor by Cultural Desert (7.
They will find themselves stranded in the same cultural desert.
Becky Bell, Rosie's executive director, told the Cultural Desert blog, "These students learn music, but beyond that they learn discipline, confidence, teamwork, creative thinking, goal setting and achievement.
We want to explode the myth that Rhyl is a cultural desert as it is perceived to be.
He takes issue with the modern popular image of British India as a cultural desert and of Anglo-Indian society as unremittingly philistine.
Only then we will know if the trade-off at least made sense, even if for many it was unacceptable: authentic social justice and progress in exchange for authoritarian rule, international ostracism, and a cultural desert.
It is not a cultural desert - go to the fantastic new Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the best transport museum in the country, the wonderful Belgrade Theatre, the host of terrific amateur dramatic and arts-based groups.
However, the Four Seasons is an oasis of civilised behaviour in a cultural desert, because everywhere else I look, good manners are in decline.
The Pearl River Delta is "a Cultural Desert [C] where the conflicting goals of communism and the market can meet.
Anybody who sneered at Birmingham as a cultural desert certainly had to eat their words when Simon Rattle turned the CBSO into a world-class orchestra.
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