Some experiences simply make you smile. If you’re lucky that smile won’t have been raised at someone else’s expense or require cynicism or guile to be unlocked.Read the full story..
If you want to see some moving, environmentally-conscious, high-quality photography, the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition is for you.Read the full story..
As an inner-city Mancunian child of the 70s, the end of the school year meant three things to me: no homework for a couple of months, getting shouted at for popping tar bubbles in the street and the annual pilgrimage to North Wales.Read the full story..
I couldn’t make the actual performance of Linder Sterling’s The Ultimate Form at The Hepworth in Wakefield last Saturday as my daughter was making her debut at a professional theatre in our home town, some distance away.Read the full story..
Red Saunders is a political artist. In 1976 he was one of the founders of Rock Against Racism, an organisation based on the simple premise that racism was wrong and that, through music, good people could come together to oppose it.Read the full story..
Ah, if only everything I wrote began with Alan Bennett. Alan, I wish you were my dad. Well, maybe not my dad. A kindly uncle perhaps, with a penchant for farce and swearing.Read the full story..
Looking at contemporary art is very often to subject oneself to a riddle. With a thoughtful or bemused expression, we may fumble inwardly for understanding: grasping the artist’s concept is often key to appreciating the piece.Read the full story..
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Northen Soul Awards 2017
Congratulations to all the winners at the Northern Soul Awards 2017. It was a cracking night. For the full list, click here http://awards.northernsoul.me.uk/2017-winners
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