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Picture Gallery: Colin Taylor ‘New Lines in Space’ at Manchester’s Contemporary Six Gallery

June 27, 2017 No Comments

New Lines in Space, a solo exhibition by artist Colin Taylor, is being held in the heart of Manchester at the independent gallery Contemporary Six.

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Ship Canal, Barton Lock and Bridge, by Colin Taylor

Painting the North: Ship Canal, Lock and Bridge by Colin Taylor

June 19, 2017 No Comments

In the first of a new series entitled Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, will be sharing striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North.

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Anatomical heart by Sophie King

Northern Soul chats to artist Sarah-Joy Ford about feminism, LGBT narratives and Cut Cloth

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to artist Sarah-Joy Ford about feminism, LGBT narratives and Cut Cloth

I can’t knit for toffee.

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Naomi Kashiwagi at John Rylands Library for Manchester After Hours by Ben Williams - Copy

One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

It’s Thursday night and I’m taking myself out on the town.

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MCR Library, by Don Stewart at Manchester Sketch Book

Picture Gallery: Manchester Sketch Book

May 17, 2017 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: Manchester Sketch Book

Sketch artist Don Stewart captures stunning and iconic architecture and scenery around the city in his collection, Manchester Sketch Book.

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Getting away with it: Northern Soul takes a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

May 6, 2017 Comments Off on Getting away with it: Northern Soul takes a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I’m of the opinion that, on admission, art gallery attendants should inconspicuously hand over matchbox-sized flyers which say ‘don’t worry if you don’t like all (or indeed any) of it’.

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Gallery: Sketching Northern Life

April 11, 2017 Comments Off on Gallery: Sketching Northern Life

In her series Liz’s Scribbles, reportage illustrator Liz Ackerley captures stunning sketches of Northern life. Check out her amazing images in our gallery below.

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OK – The Musical: Northern Soul meets Christopher Kline, creator of Tate Liverpool’s new show

April 11, 2017 Comments Off on OK – The Musical: Northern Soul meets Christopher Kline, creator of Tate Liverpool’s new show

Back in a time before touchscreens and Tinder, there was Tiswas. Innocent, inexplicable Tiswas. At the turn of the 1980s, this Saturday morning TV chaos-fest was the hectic, hydrophilic yang to Multicoloured Swap Shop’s somewhat less water-logged yin.

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Youth unemployment in the 80s: remembering Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Youth unemployment in the 80s: remembering Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha

Amid the clouds of smoke, dust and ash of the photograph are two partially obscured figures.

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Julie McCarthy, Creative Producer at 42nd Street, Manchester (image by Paul Husband)

The team at 42nd Street talk mental wellbeing, The Horsfall and Ancoats

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on The team at 42nd Street talk mental wellbeing, The Horsfall and Ancoats

I once set up a creative writing class at a youth centre. I went armed with Berol handwriting pens and my own teenage experience. Only two lads turned up. They laughed, teasing me and each other.

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