Prior to the event there was a fair bit of media build-up to the Arts Council funded series of “cultural interventions” that were going to take place in the city centre courtesy of the “internationally-acclaimed artist film-makers”, the Quay brothers.
Nothing on the Guardian’s Northerner blog.
Nothing on the radio that I’ve heard, nothing on the telly.
Why should that be? Is it just a further example of our media taking up comfy PR opportunities and endlessly trailing events … but then not bothering to actually cover them?
Or is it because they don’t know what to say?
At least there were a couple of reviews of the £500,000 Cultural Olympiad project (£1.2m if you count the in-kind contributions) posted on the city’s leading arts blog. But even there the feedback has been part muted, part satirical.
Anyone care to explain?