Monthly Archives: November 2019
The first time I ate Mary-Ellen McTague‘s food I was not long back in the North and nursing a bad break-up as well as a conscious uncoupling from my long-term London job.Read the full story..
He’s been called the ‘secret Lowry of Warrington’ but, in truth, Eric Tucker has more in common with the painter Edward Burra than the chronicler of the industrial north west.Read the full story..
It was Philip K. Dick, burning amphetamines and racing for deadlines, who first staked out the paranoiac territory of fiction where rabbit holes lead to competing realities, a frontier colonised further by the likes of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. Dick, however, had a parallel career, one more down to earth in all senses of that phrase, in which the dramas were firmly rooted in the incontestable every day.Read the full story..
It’s LEGO-tastic at Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse.Read the full story..
In these trying times, you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend a few years living under a big rock on a remote island.Read the full story..
Regular Everyman panto-goers could be forgiven for thinking they’re stranded in an endlessly recurring dream.Read the full story..
This is the second time I’ve been to HOME this year and cried.Read the full story..
For the past couple of decades Sir Matthew Bourne has been enthusiastically following his own enthusiasms and loves – often films – and transforming them into heart-on-sleeve, crowd-pleasing dance magic.Read the full story..
- Bishop Auckland: past, present and future
- “They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson
- “It’s about getting our audience back.” Paul Robinson, Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
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to submit festive inspired designs for the pods. Dependent on local and national Government guidelines ‘Box on the Docks at Christmas’ will launch at the end of November. Applications are now open for the next wave of creatives to put forward their design proposals. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/H4T6mqW12e
.@MediaCityUK and design studio @HemingwayDesign have launched a search for new artists to showcase at 'Box on the Docks at Christmas'. The initiative, which supports two industries hit hard by COVID-19 – hospitality and the arts, are now inviting local artists & designers (1/2)
The prize also raised more than £12,000 for mental health charity YoungMinds in the process. Works had to take the word ‘Hope’ as their inspiration. ‘Bucket List’ was the unanimous winner from the 29 finalists now being exhibited at Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth (2/2)