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Preserving our history: Lancashire Museum of Mining, Astley Green

November 4, 2019 No Comments

As you approach the Lancashire Museum of Mining (formerly the Astley Green Colliery), you can’t miss the Grade II listed pit headgear which, like a huge Meccano construction, dominates the skyline.

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Second Nature – what is nature anyway?

Photo Gallery: Second Nature – what is nature anyway? The Portico Library, Manchester

November 4, 2019 No Comments

Did you know there’s a secret garden tucked away in an historic Manchester Library within walking distance from Piccadilly Gardens?

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Photo Gallery: Strip! How Football Got Shirty, National Football Museum, Manchester

November 4, 2019 No Comments

Do you consider yourself a football fan?

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Yemen: Inside a Crisis. Credit: Giles

Yemen: Inside a Crisis, Imperial War Museum North

October 14, 2019 Comments Off on Yemen: Inside a Crisis, Imperial War Museum North

Described by the UN as the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis, the on-going conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 80 per cent of the country’s men, women and children in desperate need of assistance.

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Peterloo 2019, June-August 2019

Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

June 26, 2019 Comments Off on Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

This summer Manchester will mark the anniversary of a public pro-democracy demonstration on August 16, 1819, and its now infamous and bloody response from the authorities.

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Suffragette City: People’s History Museum, Manchester

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on Suffragette City: People’s History Museum, Manchester

A new exhibit at the People’s History Museum in Manchester offers a stark reminder of what women went through to secure the vote. 

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oppies: Wave outside IWM North by Artist Paul Cummins and Designer Tom Piper.Photographed 7th September 2018.

Review: Wave, Imperial War Museum North, Trafford

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Wave, Imperial War Museum North, Trafford

Ah ceramic poppies, you never fail to disappoint.

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Playing for a Draw, National Football Museum, Manchester

Review: Playing For A Draw, National Football Museum, Manchester

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Playing For A Draw, National Football Museum, Manchester

A minnow with ambitions.

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Lest We Forget, Imperial War Museum North

Lest We Forget? IWM North stages exhibition exploring how First World War shaped society

July 23, 2018 Comments Off on Lest We Forget? IWM North stages exhibition exploring how First World War shaped society

Lest We Forget? Imperial War Museum North stages exhibition exploring how the First World War has shaped society. 

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Review: Mary Shelley – The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein, Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

May 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Mary Shelley – The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein, Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Her mother, the pioneer radical and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, died after giving birth to her and young Mary Godwin grew up having to pass the room she died in every day.

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