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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Happy Shopper, Jade Magenta Williams

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

April 13, 2021 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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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Film Review: Pieces of a Woman

April 2, 2021 Comments Off on Film Review: Pieces of a Woman

From the outset, Pieces of a Woman doesn’t hold back.

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Excavate!

Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

April 1, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Excavate! The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

In the preface to this new Faber compendium of essays about The Fall, co-editors Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley declare that ‘this book is not about a rock band’. They say: ‘This is not even about Mark E Smith. The book is for Mark E Smith more than it is about him.”

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