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.
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I appeal to all concerned citizens, who might see the connection between health and the arts, as distinct from a cultural desert, to voice their horror at this latest abhorrent proposal.
She rang up London's RISEgallery -- known for transforming the South London borough of Croydon from a cultural desert to a hub of street art -- and asked director Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison to bring his vibrant art scene to Lebanon, not just Beirut.
In this day of increasing confessions of spirituality without religiosity this book will be of enormous help to prevent spirituality that is disaffected from institutional and traditional religion from becoming a wandering in the cultural desert or a pooling of mutual ignorance.
WISDOM "The weighing room is something of a cultural desert.
to the The the GAMBLING WISDOM "The weighing room is something of a cultural desert.
In the name of "reducing the deficit", Tory ministers are reducing vast areas to a cultural desert.
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At a time when the funding for orchestral concerts has been withdrawn, when the borough organist has been made redundant, when there is talk of museum closures and entrance charges, when the budget for arts development and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.
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.
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