As the world tries to make sense of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists, writers and musicians are continuing to create meaningful work.
In early summer 2019, Anita Sethi was sitting in a packed carriage on the TransPennine Express train from Liverpool to Newcastle when she was racially abused by a man who, among other abhorrent things, told her to “go back to where you are from”.
“These are rare paintings.” Steve Swallow, owner of Castlegate Gallery, talks about abstract painter, Bob Crossley
“The 1950s is of particular interest to us because it was a significant time in British painting,” says Steve Swallow, co-owner of Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth, Cumbria.
“MIF has always been a festival like no other, with almost all the work being created especially for us in the months and years leading up to each festival edition. But who would have guessed two years ago what a changed world the artists making work for our 2021 festival would be working in?’
Northern Soul Writes
- Image Gallery: The Quarantine Paintings, Schoph, RedHouse Originals
- Book Review: I Belong Here by Anita Sethi
- “These are rare paintings.” Steve Swallow, owner of Castlegate Gallery, talks about abstract painter, Bob Crossley
- “A unique snapshot of these unprecedented times.” Manchester International Festival 2021
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