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Photo Gallery: Love of Leeds

January 20, 2020 No Comments

A new photographic project aims to capture the life of Leeds in a stunning year-long photo essay.

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Moody Blues, 2019

Photo Gallery: Forget Me Not, pARTners, The Exchange, North Tyneside

January 20, 2020 No Comments

Forget Me Not, a new exhibition at The Exchange in North Shields, will showcase the work of pARTners which provides art classes for people living with dementia in North Tyneside.

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Sanitary Street later Anita Street 1898

Exhibition Review: 100 Years of Council Housing, Manchester Central Library

January 15, 2020 No Comments

Manchester, a city which likes to tell itself it has always led the laggards elsewhere, was building municipal housing long before the introduction of the Addison Act in 1919.

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Review: Untameable – Barry Hines, Sheffield University

December 19, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Untameable – Barry Hines, Sheffield University

Incredibly (how?) it is 50 years since the release of Kes, Ken Loach’s classic film about a rough and tumble working class kid, neglected at home and school, who finds, only fleetingly alas, beauty and purpose through the experience of training a hawk.

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Residents of June Street, Salford, 1973

Photo Gallery: Lived-In Rooms by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Lived-In Rooms by Daniel Meadows and Martin Parr

In 1973, June Street in Salford was an archetypal northern terraced street used for exterior shots on Coronation Street.

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Photo Gallery: Keith Haring – New Wave, RedHouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Keith Haring – New Wave, RedHouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate

Calling all art fans.

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

December 3, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

If Christmas really is all about the children, then there can’t be any quibbles about this year’s iteration of The Lanterns at Chester Zoo.

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Exhibition Review – Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

November 30, 2019 Comments Off on Exhibition Review – Eric Tucker: The Unseen Artist, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

He’s been called the ‘secret Lowry of Warrington’ but, in truth, Eric Tucker has more in common with the painter Edward Burra than the chronicler of the industrial north west.

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Review: The Art of the Brick, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester

November 30, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Art of the Brick, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester

It’s LEGO-tastic at Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse.

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Strip! How Football Got Shirty. Credit: Chris Payne

Exhibition Review: Strip! How Football Got Shirty, National Football Museum, Manchester

November 27, 2019 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Strip! How Football Got Shirty, National Football Museum, Manchester

Much like my recent attempt at bowling with the Editor of Northern Soul, I failed miserably at ‘guess the football shirt from the 1891/2 season’ at the National Football Museum’s new exhibition.

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