Bankrupt Britain: An atlas of social change
by Daniel Dorling
23 May 2011
Bankrupt Britain is a unique atlas giving a comprehensive picture of the effect of the recession on Britain. In detailed colour maps, it shows how economic, social and environmental fortunes have been affected in different areas in the wake of the 2007 banking crisis, 2008 economic crash and 2009 credit crunch. It is essential reading for a broad audience with detailed local level data and a national snap-shot of Britain during this time.
Daniel Dorling is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. His recent books include Injustice: Why social inequality persists and So you think you know about Britain?. He is a member of the World Health Organization’s Scientific Resource Group on Health Equity Analysis and Research.Bethan Thomas is a Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. She has researched extensively on inequalities in Britain. Her publications include Identity in Britain and The Grim Reaper’s Road Map.
Arts and Business, London
“On the 18 September 2008, The Financial Times published an article highlighting that arts sponsorship budgets are relatively safe in the short term but the longer term picture is troubling. This piece was based on a survey of businesses conducted by Arts & Business in August this year.
If you would like a snapshot of the results then please click here. If you want an in-depth analysis of the survey results, download A&B’s research on Business Investment in Culture Trends 2008 – Will the credit crunch affect this? (PDF 715KB) *Please note, this research was conducted in August 2008, before the collapse of the Lehman Brothers, the Iceland Banks and other indicators of the financial crisis unravelling in the UK and internationally.”
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The Last Days of Jack Sheppard
by Anja Kirschner & David Panos
co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery and Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
“The Last Days of Jack Sheppard is a film based on the inferred prison encounters between the 18th century criminal Jack Sheppard and Daniel Defoe, the ghostwriter of Sheppard’s ‘autobiography’, set in the wake of the South Sea Bubble of 1720 – Britain’s first recorded financial crisis.”