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66 Ripped the heart out by Mandy Payne

Precincts and high-rises: BRUTAL, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on Precincts and high-rises: BRUTAL, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

Not a single human being populates the paintings and sculpture in BRUTAL, the latest offering from Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester.

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Salford School of Arts

Photo Gallery: Harmony, Contrast & Discord, Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester

May 28, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Harmony, Contrast & Discord, Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Where did all of our arts schools go?

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“In a new world, we’ve had to make new art.” Adam Szabo, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective, writes for Northern Soul

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on “In a new world, we’ve had to make new art.” Adam Szabo, Chief Executive of Manchester Collective, writes for Northern Soul

At Manchester Collective, our work used to be about travelling around the country and performing live concerts to a large number of people packed into relatively small spaces.

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The Escape Plan, Henry Normal

Can poetry save theatres? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on Can poetry save theatres? Henry Normal writes for Northern Soul

When a theatre shuts its doors, it’s called ‘going dark’.

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‘Spilled Sunlight ‘ - Cat Moore - Reduction linocut - £350

Image Gallery: New Light Prize Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

May 19, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: New Light Prize Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

The roadmap out of lockdown is well under way in the UK with galleries beginning to reopen their doors to the public.

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Black Sesame and Chocolate Banana Loaf

Celebrate World Baking Day (every day) with tasty bakes from Wing Yip

May 18, 2021 Comments Off on Celebrate World Baking Day (every day) with tasty bakes from Wing Yip

The beginning of the week marked World Baking Day (May 17), but if you’ve still got the baking bug then Wing Yip, the UK’s largest Oriental grocer, has some tasty recipes that will have you heading for the kitchen and cracking out the mixing bowl faster than you can say ‘gingersnap biscuit’.

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Klara and the Sun

Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

May 17, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

What would happen if our ‘what-goes-on-behind-closed-doors’ was witnessed?

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Elizabeth Gaskell's House. Credit: Mark Tattersall

Review: Online tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

May 17, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Online tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

As the interactive virtual tour came to an end, our digital guide remarked that they hoped visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House would receive as authentic an experience as “it would have been in Elizabeth’s lifetime”.

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A selection of Cranford editions at Elizabeth Gaskell's House

A Love Affair with Cranford: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

May 12, 2021 Comments Off on A Love Affair with Cranford: Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester is set to reopen its doors to the public after lockdown.

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the original 'From Console to Concert Hall' performance from 2019

Online Review: From Console to Concert Hall 2.0, The Manchester Video Game Orchestra

May 5, 2021 Comments Off on Online Review: From Console to Concert Hall 2.0, The Manchester Video Game Orchestra

The first three bars of the Super Mario Bros. theme are iconic.

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