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Betty by James Durden, c. 1926. © Keswick Museum and Art Gallery.

Exhibition: Betty’s Back!: The work of James and Betty Durden, Keswick Museum

October 27, 2021 No Comments

Keswick Museum is roaring into the 1920s with a new exhibition exploring the work of two local artists.

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Sheila Fell

Exhibition: Sheila Fell – New Discoveries, Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth

October 26, 2021 No Comments

Five ‘lost’ works from Cumbrian artist Sheila Fell have been uncovered and are set to go on display at Castlegate Gallery in Cockermouth.

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Jack Hale, Ashiya Eastwood, Gemma Parker, Eddy Rhead

“Nothing is too nerdy.” The modernist magazine celebrates 10 years and 40 issues

October 20, 2021 No Comments

The autumn edition of the modernist celebrates 10 years and 40 issues of our humble little magazine.

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Paul Holliday

Review: Paul Holliday, A Little Bit Sketchy, Polite Intervention Theatre, The Lowry Studio

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Paul Holliday, A Little Bit Sketchy, Polite Intervention Theatre, The Lowry Studio

Throughout lockdown, stand-up comedian Paul Holliday posted some of his character sketches online.

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Review: Road, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

October 19, 2021 No Comments

Road was Farnworth-born, Jim Cartwright’s first play.

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Review: British Textile Biennial 2021

October 19, 2021 No Comments

The British Textile Biennial 2021 completely inhabits East Lancashire for the entire month of October, weaving stories of the global nature of textiles and re-evaluating histories while continuing to recognise the wealth of continuing relationships.

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It's a Sin. Behind the Seams exhibition at Preston Park Museum. Image Byline: Dave Charnley Photography.

Exhibition: Behind the Seams, Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees

October 18, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition: Behind the Seams, Preston Park Museum, Stockton-on-Tees

Calling all film buffs…

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Adela Rajnovic, Riana Duce & Matt Prendergast - imitating the dog & Leeds Playhouse - Dracula The Untold Story - Photo Ed Waring

Theatre Review: Dracula – The Untold Story, imitating the dog, Leeds Playhouse

October 14, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dracula – The Untold Story, imitating the dog, Leeds Playhouse

“We have staged Dracula: The Untold Story as a live graphic novel,” says UK theatre company imitating the dog. And that is precisely what they have done.

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Heathers The Musical - UK Tour 2021 - Photos by Pamela Raith (1)

Theatre Review: Heathers the Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Heathers the Musical, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Seeing half-remembered films from the 1980s turned into feel-good theatrical musicals has been a puzzling phenomenon of theatregoing in the past few years.

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Letter to Boddah. Images courtesy of Ilkley Playhouse

Theatre Review: Letter to Boddah, Ilkley Playhouse

October 12, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Letter to Boddah, Ilkley Playhouse

This is a fine production of an extraordinary play.

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