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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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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

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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 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 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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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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Katy Taylor at QHA Box Office

“It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

March 30, 2021 Comments Off on “It is a privilege to work in the arts.” Katy Taylor, Artistic Director at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham

COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone. Nothing and no one has remained untouched, not least our theatres. UK-wide, venues have been forced to make crucial decisions about how to deal with the crisis. The UK’s creative industries, which bring in £120 billion a year for the economy, have played a vital role in keeping us going during lockdown, with theatres making a significant contribution.

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Melanie Goemans Hawthorn (triptych)

Review: John Moores Painting Prize Virtual Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

March 29, 2021 Comments Off on Review: John Moores Painting Prize Virtual Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The John Moores Painting Prize brings together the best in contemporary British painting. 

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Sarah Tarbit

“I want to show the humanity that’s so often ignored.” Sarah Tarbit, winner of the Screen/Play Award

March 28, 2021 Comments Off on “I want to show the humanity that’s so often ignored.” Sarah Tarbit, winner of the Screen/Play Award

It’s quite an achievement. A Northumberland-based writer has racked up a major career milestone after beating nearly 350 entries in an open call-out for plays.

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Dream

Online Theatre Review: Dream, The Audience of The Future Consortium

March 20, 2021 Comments Off on Online Theatre Review: Dream, The Audience of The Future Consortium

Last night I dreamt I went to watch live theatre again.

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