The Danish artist Artpusher is the candy girl that will give you a bitter-sweet caramel. Flashy colours and pretty girls are the promise of a Disney experience.
England's largest arts festival, arrived this weekend with a record 3,584 performances of 784 shows at 171 venues across the city for the entire month of May. Ticket sales are already 15% up on last year, meaning that we should be expecting audiences of close to 290,000 people.
As much as we're all fed up of the election campaigns, these will be the rosy, perfumed days of contentment we look back on when the screaming about who has a right to form a government really takes up in earnest in about two days' time...
We have the largest creative sector in the EU which contributes over £76.9billion a year and, relative to GDP, is probably the largest in the world. In an odd sort of reversal of fortunes, the problem we now face is that we become too comfortable - convincing ourselves that our creative sector is so brilliant and innovative that we can wipe the floor with the rest of the world.