➤ All kinds of cultural fall-out . . .
1980 ➤ The Comic Strip throws up Alexei Sayle and the next generation of LAUGHTER-MAKERs
The satire boom of the Sixties chose as its targets politicians, church, unions. The world moves on, and in 1980 so-called “alternative cabaret” is gunning for rock entrepreneurs, media manipulators and a pre-packaged youth culture inherited at second hand . . .
1983 ➤ David Hockney, Britain’s favourite painter, discovers a truer way of seeing
“Have you been to the cubism exhibition at the Tate?” David Hockney enthuses during a trip to London. “I’ve been seven times!” An impromptu tutorial ensues in which the painter tests his new ideas
1983 ➤ Caught on camera: the day the King and Queen of Outrage realised the end was nigh
An Evening Standard exclusive breaks the news
of a parting of the ways
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