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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Lobster Mac'n'Cheese by The Cook’s Place

Yorkshire Recipes: Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese by The Cook’s Place, Malton

April 29, 2021 Comments Off on Yorkshire Recipes: Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese by The Cook’s Place, Malton

The coronavirus pandemic lockdown has seen a rise in home cooking, with many people learning new culinary skills and rekindling their love affair with their kitchens.

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Patti Smith by Edward Mapplethorpe

“A unique snapshot of these unprecedented times.” Manchester International Festival 2021

April 28, 2021 Comments Off on “A unique snapshot of these unprecedented times.” Manchester International Festival 2021

“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?’

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A Dark Pool , c.1917 (oil on canvas) by Laura Knight (1877-1970) / Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK / © Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums © Reproduced with permission of The Estate of Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2020. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images

Image Gallery: Challenging Convention, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

April 28, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Challenging Convention, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Before the 20th century, the canon of western art was dominated by male artists.

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Courtesy of Discovery Museum, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’

Image Gallery: The Female Form Through Time, Discovery Museum, Newcastle

April 21, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: The Female Form Through Time, Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Instagram filters are not the first tool to be used to distort and manipulate the female form.

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Bowdon Rooms Space 1

“Our first night is bound to be emotional.” Anthony Prophet, co-owner of The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham

April 20, 2021 Comments Off on “Our first night is bound to be emotional.” Anthony Prophet, co-owner of The Bowdon Rooms in Altrincham

It was two weeks before the first national COVID-19 lockdown came into force.

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This is How we come back stronger

Book Review: This Is How We Come Back Stronger – Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change

April 20, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: This Is How We Come Back Stronger – Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change

Women across the world are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis.

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One-Eyed Rebel Rum

Competition: Win a bottle of One-Eyed Rebel Spiced Rum from The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

April 20, 2021 Comments Off on Competition: Win a bottle of One-Eyed Rebel Spiced Rum from The Spirit of Manchester Distillery

Competition: Win a bottle of One-Eyed Rebel Spiced Rum from The Spirit of Manchester Distillery.

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Happy Shopper, Jade Magenta Williams

Image Gallery: Jade Magenta Williams, A Smart Price way of life, PAPER, Manchester

April 13, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Jade Magenta Williams, A Smart Price way of life, PAPER, Manchester

With lockdown restrictions being eased across the country, Manchester’s PAPER gallery is preparing to reopen its doors to the public.

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Carlos Ferg

Image Gallery: In Manchester, Cotton On MCR, Saul Hay Gallery

April 12, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: In Manchester, Cotton On MCR, Saul Hay Gallery

While it’s been a difficult year for many sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has proved especially tough for the art industry. Now, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, galleries can once again prepare to open their doors. 

In Manchester is an open call exhibition created after Cotton On MCR identified a lack of opportunities for emerging talent and lesser-known artists in gallery spaces across the city. The exhibition will be Saul Hay Gallery’s re-opening exhibition. Alongside Saul Hay Gallery, Cotton On MCR wants to encourage everyone to get back to exploring the city’s amazing art scene.

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The Occupation, houses

Exploring the North via video games

April 6, 2021 Comments Off on Exploring the North via video games

I have a unique sense of kinship with my home town of Manchester, mainly through the music of bands like The Stone Roses and The Smiths. Every time I listen to these artists, I’m reminded of where I’m from and how that’s shaped me into who I am today. 

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