Author: Desmond Bullen
Much like Dorothy, Bolton Octagon has been cast adrift from its moorings, although in a manner less dramatic than cyclonic updraft.Read the full story..
Appearances can be deceptive.Read the full story..
Ambitious in the best sense of the word, These Northern Types is nothing less than a frequently discursive disquisition on the nature of Northernness as unapologetically contrary as the North itself.Read the full story..
Martin Parr has the subtle knack of locating the delightful in the mundane, the unlikely in the familiar, inviting us to look twice where we might long since have failed to notice.Read the full story..
Review – A Celebration of Muriel Spark: Jackie Kay, Alan Taylor & Louise Welsh, Manchester Literature Festival
It’s cosily disorientating.Read the full story..
Over the past decade, there’s been a parabolic swell of a very particular appreciation for modernist architecture, best exemplified by Manchester’s (and now Sheffield’s) Modernist Society.Read the full story..
Crossing the threshold into William Kentridge’s puzzle box of a touring exhibition, presently awaiting discovery at the edges of Manchester’s Whitworth, is a subtly, if pleasurably, disorientating experience, as though its terrain was the lens of a kaleidoscope at the moment a determined shift of the instrument brings the same fragments into a different focus.Read the full story..
Ben Webster finds himself in a curious position.Read the full story..
Viewed decades later, the sleeve of Unknown Pleasures anticipates the after-effects of the vinyl it enfolds: its image the radiation signature of a star long dead, its transmissions still detectable by those with ears to hear.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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