Ashes to Ashes, but some dust apparently matters more than the rest...
by Samuel Jones
Sadly, a fire has destroyed some of Britain's most loved cultural products. The fire, at Bristol's Aardman Studios, means that we are left with few of the original drawings, paperwork and original sets that went into the making of films like Wallace and Gromit, and the animations such as Morph and Creature Comforts.
If a phoenix is to rise, then perhaps it is due reflection upon last year's Momart fire. To echo the words of Arts Council England's chariman, Christopher Frayling, in 'The Only Trustworty Book', the work that went up then was just that: work and cultural endeavour. Whether you like that work or not is beside the point: the fire represented the loss of cultural heritage.