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The Pride, Hope Mill Theatre

Theatre Review: The Pride, Hope Mill, Manchester

October 22, 2018 No Comments

What it means to be gay has been dissected and analysed every which way in theatre over the past 30-odd years.

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Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018) Photo by Paradox 2

Film Review: Utøya: July 22 Dir Erik Poppe (Norway, 2018)

October 22, 2018 No Comments

Two premieres were held at HOME in Manchester recently showcasing films about massacres.

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Theatre Review: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, Liverpool Playhouse

October 22, 2018 No Comments

It is barely 70 minutes long and its constituent parts are a trio of women with white-painted faces, an unseen piano and some cartoons.

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Manchester G-Mex, Contemporary Six Gallery

Picture Gallery: This is Manchester – a Michael Ashcroft exhibition at Contemporary Six

October 22, 2018 No Comments

A collection of highly-regarded paintings of Manchester’s cityscape by artist Michael Ashcroft, entitled This is Manchester, are coming to Manchester’s Contemporary Six in November.

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Little Girl with Toy Pram in Large Shoes, Manchester 1966. Photograph by Shirley Baker (1932-2014)

Painting the North: Autumn Exhibition, Colourfield Gallery, Poynton

October 22, 2018 No Comments

In the latest instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England. As the weeks progress, Ant will bring you his image or exhibition of the week from the popular social media page. This week it’s the Mixed Autumn Exhibition at Colourfield Gallery in Poynton.

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Review: Room 103 – a tribute to George Orwell, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

October 19, 2018 No Comments

George Orwell had relatively little comment on the subject of the visual arts save to say that he didn’t much care for Salvador Dali whose autobiography he described as “simply a strip-tease act conducted in pink limelight”.

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The Egyptian Collection, Bolton Museum

Review: Bolton’s Egypt, Bolton Museum

October 19, 2018 No Comments

I have visited Bolton museum many times in the past 30 years. So when I learned about its £3.8 million refurb I was expecting the usual neat display cases.

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Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman, Royal Exchange, Manchester

October 17, 2018 No Comments

Written in 1949, Death of a Salesman remains as relevant and fresh as ever.

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Disney on Ice

Review: Disney on Ice, Manchester Arena

October 17, 2018 No Comments

The mission was simple: survive.

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Post Fine Art

Painting the North: 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition, Post Fine Art, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

October 17, 2018 Comments Off on Painting the North: 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition, Post Fine Art, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

In the latest instalment of Painting the North, Ant Cosgrove, the man behind The Northern Art Page on Facebook, shares striking works of art, sketches and drawings from around The North of England. As the weeks progress, Ant will bring you his image or exhibition of the week from the popular social media page. This week it’s the 1st Year Anniversary Exhibition at Post Fine Art in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. 

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