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Tish Murtha 6 Youth Unemployment

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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Be Strong, Live Happy and Love: 350 years of Paradise Lost at The Portico Library, Manchester

January 18, 2017 Comments Off on Be Strong, Live Happy and Love: 350 years of Paradise Lost at The Portico Library, Manchester

This year marks the 350th anniversary of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, the story of the fall of Satan and the destruction of Paradise. With this in mind, Manchester’s Portico Library is staging an inspiring and enlightening exhibition.

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John Hyatt, HOME, Manchester

Rock Art: artist John Hyatt talks to Northern Soul about his new exhibition

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on Rock Art: artist John Hyatt talks to Northern Soul about his new exhibition

“It’s the idea that you get a solo show and you give it away.”

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Constellations: Northern Soul explores the new displays at Tate Liverpool

December 3, 2016 Comments Off on Constellations: Northern Soul explores the new displays at Tate Liverpool

As we journey around our digital world, we are well used to following links and making connections between subjects that we might not otherwise have explored. For those of us who are fatally inquisitive, even if just as a means to procrastinate, this endless hop, skip and jump from subject to subject has its dangers.

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Yves Klein at Tate Liverpool: we talk to curator Darren Pih

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Yves Klein at Tate Liverpool: we talk to curator Darren Pih

It seems obvious to me now that Yves Klein‘s Leap into the Void was a fake.

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The Walking Dead artwork by Charlie Adlard

Comics Laureate: the creators of The Walking Dead and Watchmen talk to Northern Soul

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Comics Laureate: the creators of The Walking Dead and Watchmen talk to Northern Soul

Within the field of modern comics, Watchmen and The Walking Dead loom very large indeed.

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Review: Made in Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Made in Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

We’ve all heard it said that Britain doesn’t make things any more. We’re a service economy apparently, although I’ve never been quite certain what that entails. Does it mean we’re now merely the kind of country that waits at traffic lights to wipe the world’s windscreens, then hustles for a few coins in return?

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Tracey Emin's Bed, Tate Liverpool

That Bed: Tracey Emin and William Blake, Tate Liverpool

September 30, 2016 Comments Off on That Bed: Tracey Emin and William Blake, Tate Liverpool

When you’re raising kids, it can be difficult to decide on the right moment to bring them face to face with life’s nether regions.

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The Varnished Truth: Jean Patchett by Clifford Coffin, 1951. Condé Nast Archive New York © Condé Nast Inc.

Vogue’s century of style: Northern Soul goes behind the scenes

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Vogue’s century of style: Northern Soul goes behind the scenes

Anyone who knows me will realise that any sharp intakes of breath I might elicit from passing fashionistas are considerably more likely to be gasps of horror than of approval.

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