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Best Before Death

Film Review: Best Before Death

September 28, 2020 No Comments

At a time when certain noted indie chart figures have proved to be a let-down, Bill Drummond is looking more and more like a proper hero.

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Summer 1929.32, Thomas Martine Ronaldson © Manchester Art Gallery, Bridgeman Images NEXTGEN GALLERY EDITDELETE

Picture Gallery: Art Deco by the Sea, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

September 28, 2020 No Comments

Longing for a holiday by the sea?

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Visit County Durham. Chris Auld Photoshoot;

Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

September 27, 2020 No Comments

The train pulls into the station, the driver gets out of the cab and switches ends to take it back to Darlington. It’s only then that I realise we’ve been travelling on a single track railway. Bishop Auckland is the end of the line in so many ways.

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Joshua Wilkinson by David Hall

“They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson

September 27, 2020 No Comments

Disaffected youth is an oft-used phrase in the media.

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Paul Robinson © Tony Bartholomew/Turnstone Media 07802 400651 /info@turnstonemedia.co.uk

“It’s about getting our audience back.” Paul Robinson, Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

September 23, 2020 No Comments

Paul Robinson is a happy man.

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Amira Taha, Still I Rise by Allie Crewe.

Photo Gallery: Still I Rise by Allie Crewe, an NHS project to celebrate Black History Month

September 21, 2020 No Comments

In recognition of Black History Month 2020 (October 1-31), NHS health and care partners in Salford have commissioned award-winning, Manchester-based artist Allie Crewe to develop a pop-up photography exhibition.

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Joanna Whittle, Sorrowing Cloth

Picture Gallery: New Light Prize Exhibition winners

September 21, 2020 No Comments

A tiny oil-on-copper painting of a tent has won a leading art prize open to artists across the North.

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Sally MacDonald, Director of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester in front of the Baby Computer.

“Science has never been more relevant.” Sally MacDonald, director of the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

September 15, 2020 Comments Off on “Science has never been more relevant.” Sally MacDonald, director of the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

It’s almost exactly six years since I became director of the Science and Industry Museum. 

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Don McCullin Liverpool 8 1961 Tate Purchased 2012 © Don McCullin

Review: Don McCullin, Tate Liverpool

September 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Don McCullin, Tate Liverpool

Three defiant Scouse lads are the first people you meet on the way into this new iteration of Tate Britain’s Don McCullin 2019 retrospective. But it’s the faces from further away that will leave with you.

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The Beatles at Brian Epstein’s home in Belgravia at the launch of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band London 1967

Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

September 7, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Linda McCartney Retrospective, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The most fascinating photograph in the opening space of the Linda McCartney Retrospective at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery is of Brian Jones and Mick Jagger from her first professional assignment.

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