A Guide to Newcastle’s Improvisational Scene

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Halfway through a 2019 BBC News primer naming England’s most deprived areas appears a telling subheading: “Why are the majority all in the north of England?” That question requires a lot more than the seven lines of explanation offered by the BBC. Decades of regional funding inequality and the lack of a meaningful successor to the North’s industrial and manufacturing sectors after their state-aided decline are two partial answers to a complicated question, one that’s wrapped up in politics, policy, and people.