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Danger Mouse

That’s Where Danger Mouse Lives, That Is

June 29, 2013 Comments Off on That’s Where Danger Mouse Lives, That Is

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.

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Environmental Photographer of the Year - 2013 exhibition

Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Cumbria

June 19, 2013 Comments Off on Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Cumbria

If you want to see some moving, environmentally-conscious, high-quality photography, the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition is for you.

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North Wales Holiday Photos

North Wales Holiday Photos at The Font, Chorlton

May 18, 2013 Comments Off on North Wales Holiday Photos at The Font, Chorlton

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.

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The Ultimate Form

The Ultimate Form at The Hepworth, Wakefield

May 16, 2013 Comments Off on The Ultimate Form at The Hepworth, Wakefield

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.

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Wiiliam Cuffay and the London Chartists

Hidden by Red Saunders

April 1, 2013 Comments Off on Hidden by Red Saunders

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.

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Alan Bennett, copyright Paul Wolfgang Webster

Made in the North at The Albert Square Chop House

March 26, 2013 Comments Off on Made in the North at The Albert Square Chop House

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.

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The Deaf Institute - Caroline Johnson

There’s a rainbow in the road: Caroline Johnson

March 25, 2013 Comments Off on There’s a rainbow in the road: Caroline Johnson

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.

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