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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Untitled (Orange) by Nat Quinn, winner of the first New Lights Arts Prize in 2011

Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

January 27, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

A new retrospective exhibition, Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, will be unveiled at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester on March 26, 2022.

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Nick Blackburn. credit: Christa Holka

Into the Zone: Nick Blackburn writes about his debut memoir, The Reactor

January 25, 2022 Comments Off on Into the Zone: Nick Blackburn writes about his debut memoir, The Reactor

Last year, I used to come home to the North. This year I’m working in London mostly, and I miss it.

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The Stasi Poetry Circle

Book Review: The Stasi Poetry Circle by Philip Oltermann

January 25, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: The Stasi Poetry Circle by Philip Oltermann

If the past is, in L.P. Hartley’s endlessly quoted observation, a foreign country, then how much more disorientating must it be to attempt to find one’s bearings doubly lost, adrift both in the past and a foreign country?

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Helen Peyton artwork North York Moors

Exhibition: Starscapes / Reflections, Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park

January 20, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Starscapes / Reflections, Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park

While artificial light may have transformed life on Earth, it has also had a detrimental effect on nature and our health.

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Right Good Reads

Book Club: Northern Soul’s Right Good Reads

January 19, 2022 Comments Off on Book Club: Northern Soul’s Right Good Reads

At Northern Soul, we can often be found with our nose buried in a book. As a team, we are notorious bookworms and are passionate about championing all things literary. 

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“An enduring and unique legacy.” Jason Wood writes about Derek Jarman ahead of a retrospective at Manchester’s HOME

January 19, 2022 Comments Off on “An enduring and unique legacy.” Jason Wood writes about Derek Jarman ahead of a retrospective at Manchester’s HOME

Jarman at HOME is part of a collaboration with Manchester Art Gallery and its Protest! exhibition. Ahead of launch at the end of January, Jason Wood, artistic director: film & culture at HOME (soon to be executive director public programmes and audiences at the BFI), writes for Northern Soul about the extraordinary legacy of Derek Jarman.

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Earthshot: How to Save Our Planet by Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes.

Book Review: Earthshot – How to Save Our Planet by Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes

January 18, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: Earthshot – How to Save Our Planet by Colin Butfield and Jonnie Hughes

We’re at the start of a critical decade that will determine the future of our planet.

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Hew Locke, Armada 2019. Installation view from Here’s the Thing 2019 at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham UK. Courtesy the artist and Ikon. Photo by Tom Bird.

Exhibitions: The Port and Migrations / Global Encounters, Tate Liverpool

January 14, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: The Port and Migrations / Global Encounters, Tate Liverpool

In February 2022, Tate Liverpool will unveil two new displays of works from the Tate collection which consider the impact of the global movement of people on artists and art movements throughout the 20th century and beyond.

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Aqualux. Photo: Visit Blackpool.

Photo Gallery: New Dawn, Knowsley

January 11, 2022 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: New Dawn, Knowsley

Knowsley is kicking off its year as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture with New Dawn, a spectacular programme of light installations.

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Withington Against the Poll Tax banner, 1990. Image courtesy People's History Museum

Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

January 11, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

The People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is preparing to launch its Banner Exhibition for 2022.

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