Made In Dagenham

Do Middle Class Tastes Kill The ‘Popular’ Arts?

Here in Great Britain we are still cursed with divisions of class – perhaps more now than at any time since the Edwardian era. You only have to get on a plane to hear the new generation of privilege speaking with a powerful sense of entitlement. Like their parents they consider themselves to be positioned […]

Witty Songs: A Brief Guide (Part 2)

We came a long way from the Victorian music hall songs and monologues of stars like Stanley Holloway and Joyce Grenfell. After, we had Lonnie Donegan’s ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour On The Bedpost Overnight?’, Max Bygraves singing ‘You’re A Pink Toothbrush, I’m A Blue Toothbrush’, comedy songs like ‘When Father Papered The […]