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Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, image by Stephen Slack

Photo Gallery: International ceramics festival returns to Stoke-on-Trent

November 13, 2017 No Comments

Northern Soul’s Steve Slack headed to the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) as it returned to Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British ceramics, for its fifth edition.

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The Spanking Roger, Store Street Manchester

Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

When you check into a hotel in Manchester and they tell you their bar is themed around local history, you can imagine the usual suspects: cotton, trains, bees, football, the Haçienda.

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Leeds Art Gallery exterior, image courtesy Leeds Museums and Galleries

Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

October 9, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

I’m looking at a piece of contemporary sculpture.

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Acropolis Museum, Athens 3 - This is Athens

On the trail of galloping horses: Northern Soul heads to Athens

August 23, 2017 Comments Off on On the trail of galloping horses: Northern Soul heads to Athens

Standing in the central hall of Manchester Art Gallery looking up at the decoration on the walls, a row of sculptures of men riding on horses caught my eye.

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Paris: Northern Soul visits the city of death

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Paris: Northern Soul visits the city of death

Forget ideas of strolling hand-in-hand through the city of romance. Paris is not the city of love. It’s a city of the dead.

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Ken Simons_Magritte Install © Roger Sinek

Redefining the role of the curator: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

July 26, 2017 Comments Off on Redefining the role of the curator: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool celebrates its 30th birthday next year.

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Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

The first two objects in Manchester Museum’s new exhibition Extinction or Survival? are a model of a dodo and a stuffed panda. One is extinct, of course. And the other has been brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the efforts of conservationists across the globe.

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Wonder Materials, glittering graphene, Angela Moore for Museum of Science and Industry

Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at MSI, Manchester

July 26, 2016 Comments Off on Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at MSI, Manchester

“We are at the dawn of a new age of material science. And we have a whole new Lego set to play with.”

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The winners of the Wilmot Cup in 1950, Benny Casofsky, Leslie Cohen and Hymie Lurie.

Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

July 9, 2016 Comments Off on Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

“We tried to make it look like your mum putting on a celebratory show in her living room cabinet,” says Alexandra Cropper, curator of Chess in Shorts – Table Tennis and Growing Up in Jewish Manchester

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Carving stone in the shadow of Henry Moore at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

July 7, 2016 Comments Off on Carving stone in the shadow of Henry Moore at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I’m standing in woodland near Wakefield, mallet in hand, looking at a piece of stone and wondering what on earth I’m supposed to do with it. It’s not your average Saturday: I’m on a stone-carving course at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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