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Review: A Drunk Pandemic, Manchester International Festival, Victoria Station

July 12, 2019 No Comments

Even by the wild and woolly standards of Manchester International Festival, the Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s might be considered an unlikely inspiration for a project, let alone one for the first major UK project from a Tokyo-based art collective.

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Port Sunlight Museum

Meeting Point: Making a difference at Kelham Island Museum

July 9, 2019 No Comments

Something different is coming to Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield. Among the stories of steel, the immense power of the River Don Engine and the makers in Little Mesters lane, a new creative response to the city’s industrial collection is finding its voice.

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Barbara Barbara Nicholls, The Turnpike, Leigh

Art Review: Barbara Nicholls, The Turnpike, Leigh

July 3, 2019 Comments Off on Art Review: Barbara Nicholls, The Turnpike, Leigh

Watercolours can get a bad press. For me they conjure up an image of legions of Sunday painters out in the field with their Windsor & Newtons.

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Brassica oleracea L. var capitata Marner Fruerot 'early red'. [Brassica oleracea Capitata Group]. [cabbage; Savoy cabbage, red cabbage]. Watercolour on paper. Grenfell Gold Medal, 2010.

Photo Gallery: RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks

Fan of all things flora and fauna? Then why not take a look at this new release from ACC publishers called RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks.

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Council operated CCTV Camera, Manchester. November 2009.

Photo Gallery: Flag of Convenience, David Dunnico, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Flag of Convenience, David Dunnico, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

How do you feel when you see the Union Jack or the St George flag? Do they stir feelings of patriotism or make you feel uneasy?

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The Hepworth Wakefield. © Hufton + Crow.6

What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

Since opening its magnificent doors to the public in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has been at the forefront of supporting artists, as was its predecessor, The Wakefield Art Gallery.

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Wayne Hemmingway. Photo by Fraser Band. 

Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Blackburn’s National Festival of Making: designer Wayne Hemingway talks to Northern Soul

“I think young people genuinely understand that if you buy things from a small business, you are helping yourselves and your generation to do better than letting all the money go into the hands of the pension funds with dinosaur brands.”

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Photo Gallery: Landlines, Ian Mitchell, Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Landlines, Ian Mitchell, Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Landlines, an exhibition of unique landscapes depicting the Yorkshire coast and countryside by Staithes-based artist and printmaker, Ian Mitchell, has gone on display at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

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James Bywood Through the Forest, 2018

Photo Gallery: James Bywood, The Hepworth Café

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: James Bywood, The Hepworth Café

A selection of stunning screenprints depicting iconic and recognisable sites within Yorkshire has gone on display at The Hepworth Café at The Hepworth Wakefield.

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The Turnpike, Relief by William Mitchell

“It’s absolutely bonkers.” How a Brutalist building is leading Wigan’s cultural revival

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s absolutely bonkers.” How a Brutalist building is leading Wigan’s cultural revival

So, what’s going on at The Turnpike in Leigh? The answer: loads.

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