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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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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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Oceans Apart No.20 thin ice skating by Nancy Collantine

Art: Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges, Nancy Collantine, The World of Glass, St Helens

September 21, 2021 Comments Off on Art: Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges, Nancy Collantine, The World of Glass, St Helens

A new solo exhibition, Lazy Gazes, Tense Edges by artist Nancy Collantine (who also happens to be one of Northern Soul’s writers), is showcasing at The World of Glass in St Helens.

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The Stretford End Lads by Sefton Samuels

Photo Gallery – When Football Was Football: The Photography of Sefton Samuels 1960s-1980s, National Football Museum, Manchester

September 15, 2021 Comments Off on Photo Gallery – When Football Was Football: The Photography of Sefton Samuels 1960s-1980s, National Football Museum, Manchester

Calling all football fans.

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Lucian Freud, The Painter's Mother 1982 © Tate

Review: Lucian Freud – Real Lives, Tate Liverpool

September 12, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Lucian Freud – Real Lives, Tate Liverpool

Is it possible, or desirable, to truly distinguish your appreciation of an artist’s talent from your misgivings about their private conduct?

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Through the wire northern landscape © Beverley Hicks

Image Gallery: Peter and Beverley Hicks – Reflections on Landscape, Inspired by… gallery, Danby

September 1, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Peter and Beverley Hicks – Reflections on Landscape, Inspired by… gallery, Danby

A father-and-daughter exhibition of work reflecting on the landscapes of the North York Moors opens at the Inspired by… gallery in October.

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Harrogate by the Sea

Review: Harrogate By Sea, Emma Holliday and Andrew Morris, Watermark Gallery, Harrogate

August 25, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Harrogate By Sea, Emma Holliday and Andrew Morris, Watermark Gallery, Harrogate

If you live in Harrogate and fancy a paddle in the sea, you have a bit of a trek.

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Deansgate and Bridge Street crossover Manchester. 18 x 50.

Image Gallery: From Manchester to New York, Contemporary Six, Manchester

August 25, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: From Manchester to New York, Contemporary Six, Manchester

Have you ever wandered through a city and marvelled at its character? Did you pause to look at the backstreets and landmarks?

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