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Posted by cathedralofshit on August 22, 2011

Hard times at the Arts Council. Forced to make a 50% cut in administration costs over the next two years, Andrew ‘Twitter’ Nairne, current Executive Director for Arts at ACE, has addressed the problem by… leaving. Andrew is to be the new Director of Kettle’s Yard, a potato crisp factory in Cambridge where he began his career in the early 1980s. Andrew is taking a massive pay cut in the process but then Cambridge’s fine gothic architecture will provide better inspiration for his tweets that Stoke Newington ever did.
Keep on tweeting Andrew, keep the poetry alive.

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The Terrible Beauty of Andrew Nairne

Posted by cathedralofshit on June 7, 2011

Okay we were tipped off about this by one of our lovely readers, but who could be failed to be tremendously moved by Andrew Nairne’s tweets from Venice? In haunting haiku-like phrases the Director of Arts Strategy at ACE spake thus:

The white marble of church facades, dark cyprus trees, soft red brick and plaster walls. Devotion. Saints. Miracles.

Nelson: so serious, so determined. Catches in your throat, reveals worlds of trade, survival, belief you will never know

Dinner for 100 guests in a gorgeous palazzo, gilded candelabra reflected in vast mirros. Now more guests in courtyard below. Magical

Palanca -wonderful long lunch with BC and GLA colleagues, discussing future collaborations. Venice looking glorious in sun

An unkind reader did write in and suggest that Andrew might use his poetic muse to fashion something like:

Public money? Fuck it. Pass me another bellini. The terrible beauty. Violent, violet sunset over my luxurious pudding. Ploppety plop.

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