This is a low-resolution copy of Bill Tidy's cartoon with the caption:
"Well, lads, what are we going to do wi' rest of Arts Council grant?"
The birth of the Cloggies!
At my French class on Thursday, we read a couple of press items referring to patrimoine, which I take to be the French way of looking at what we call heritage.
One item identified the target of populist politicians as a group which feared the loss of their material heritage of high living standards and the immaterial heritage of their way of life. Immigrants can be demonised as threats to both.
The other item reported that bullfighting in South-West France had been registered as an item of heritage.
But what really shocked me was our teacher's assertion that we in Britain don't have any items of cultural heritage because nothing has been registered with UNESCO.
So, what is heritage?