Issue 82: news and comment

National decisions, international consequences

The Leisure Review editorial
The UK has taken some momentous decisions in recent months but we still have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to consider a few more about what sort of nation we would like to be.

News in Brief
Edition 92. Once more unto the breach, summoning up our blood to take on the news agenda on behalf of the sport, leisure and culture sector.

La Flamme Rouge
The Leisure Review diary
Edition 14 .We know, of course, that in peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. However, these are tumultuous times so the boys and girls in the La Flamme Rouge office are determined to meet fire with fire, turmoil with turmoil. They are not, we surmise, happy.

The letters page
The Leisure Review letters page: a determinedly old-fashioned approach, bringing thoughtfulness and discernment into the process of debate. Of course it will never be popular but we beat on, a boat against the current.

The story behind the Leisure Review badge
The editor explains the thinking behind the Leisure Review's paid subscription offer and why you might like to sign up.

The Leisure Manager's library
The Leisure Manager's Library
Your guide to leisure-related literature. Start with Dracula and work your way back along the shelf.

Highlights from the TLR archive

King in a car park: the power of culture examined
The discovery of the remains of Richard III focused international attention on Leicester. Martyn Allison explains some of the challenges that the city council faced and explores some of the lessons that have been learned.

Blinding success: is winning worth the cost?
In recent years British sport has amassed medals, trophies and titles at an unprecedented rate but with the gleaming light of reflected glory now being used to read reports of falling participation rates, Jonathan Ives has begun to wonder it may be time to think the unthinkable: is winning all it’s cracked up to be?

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Could the sentiment of Rio derail an active nation?
Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games was a cause for celebration but there is a risk that the weight of gold could have a damaging effect on community sport and the pursuit of a more active nation. Martyn Allison, Chris Cutforth and Steve Wood explain why so much is at stake

Upping our game: facilities for sport and physical activity

When it comes to the state of our sport and leisure facilities, Tim Dent sees much to applaud but fears that the scale of the challenge has been underestimated. Here he explains why future success is at risk and what should be done about it

How to train a police horse
A long face in a match-day crowd led Richard Cheetham to explore a new source of inspiration for sports coaching and consider the real impact of purposeful practice.

A new Tate Modern for a new age
Having been a regular visitor to Bankside long before it became a gallery, Jonathan Ives visits the new Tate Modern and wonders whether Serota’s palace of glittering delights can live up to the promise of the press release.

Cultural capital: a mayor’s vision for London
Speaking at the opening of a new era for Tate Modern, Sadiq Khan explained why he will be putting culture at the centre of his term as London’s mayor and what it will mean for the city.

Building a city: the Leisure Review study tour
Jonathan Ives reports on the Leisure Review’s recent architectural event which brought together a group of experts, enthusiasts and innocents to discuss current trends affecting the public realm.

Roles and responsibilities: what direction for county sports partnerships?
The launch of an independent appraisal of county sports partnerships prompted many to reassess the structures that make up the UK’s sporting landscape. Wayne Allsopp explains why CSPs should remain central to the future for sport.

recent features from The Leisure Review

Carrots and sticks: a new understanding of sport
The new government strategy for sport presents some significant challenges along with real opportunities. Carl Bennett assesses the size of the carrot being offered but fears that for some organisations only a really big stick will do the trick.

The why, what and how of workplace resilience

The Leading Learning Programme is offering a masterclass series of workshops exploring the issues of workplace resilience. The Leisure Review spoke to Steve Wood about resilience and what it means in current working environments.

IHRSA 2016: are you square fit?
When the Leisure Review found out that David Minton was on his way to Orlando to take part in the IHRSA 2016 event we asked whether he would mind putting in a shift as our roving reporter. He was happy to oblige.

Strange and Familiar: a nation revealed
A new exhibition at the Barbican collects images of Britain created from an overseas perspective. Jonathan Ives wandered the walls to see what is revealed of Britain by those who came to visit.

The impact of legionella infections

Robbie Phillips and Richard Lamburn offer a reminder of the risks posed by legionella and the management procedures required to combat them

Back to the future: a new strategy for sport
Martyn Allison was pleasantly surprised by the contents of the government’s new sports strategy but here he explains why we must not achieve financial sustainability to the detriment of access for all.

Where we ride: the essentials of growing a sport
Continuing its conversation with John Mills, the Leisure Review discussed the thinking behind British Cycling’s facilities strategy and why it’s about a bit more than just the bike.

Leisure’s hall of fame: who’s next?
Julian Leybourne remembers the inspirational figures who shaped the nascent sport, leisure and culture sector and wonders how the next generation of leaders will emerge.

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