Northern Soul

Author: Helen Nugent

Pomona. Martin Grimes

Exhibitions: Martin Grimes’ Fault Lines and Paula Chambers’ Working Girls, The Whitaker, Rossendale

April 17, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: Martin Grimes’ Fault Lines and Paula Chambers’ Working Girls, The Whitaker, Rossendale

As The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in Rossendale approaches its first birthday since reopening, it continues to share the best emerging and established contemporary artists in its visual arts programme.

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The Hara. Credit: Scruff of the Neck Records

“The vibes were sick.” The Hara talk to Northern Soul

April 15, 2022 Comments Off on “The vibes were sick.” The Hara talk to Northern Soul

I first met the three-piece heavy rock outfit known as The Hara during Storm Eunice. It was one of the worst UK storms in recent memory and a day where, between the four of us, no one had thought to bring an umbrella.

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Food Review: Northcote, Langho, Blackburn

April 10, 2022 Comments Off on Food Review: Northcote, Langho, Blackburn

I am many things but I am not a good cook.

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Nein! Nein! Nein! The Covid Covers exhibition, The White Hotel, Salford

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Nein! Nein! Nein! The Covid Covers exhibition, The White Hotel, Salford

A new exhibition has invited visitors to muse over memorable headlines from the Daily Star, including Carry On Chaos, Stick It Up Yer Virus, The Dukes Of Biohazard and Psycho Seagulls Corona Rampage.

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Rachel Goodyear, Concentration, copyright the artist. Photo Michael Pollard

Exhibition: Stirrings, Rachel Goodyear, Grundy Art Gallery / Salford Museum and Art Gallery

April 7, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Stirrings, Rachel Goodyear, Grundy Art Gallery / Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Co-commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool and the University of Salford Art CollectionStirrings is the first major solo exhibition by artist Rachel Goodyear in a museum and art gallery in the North West of England and will include new large-scale drawings and a new animation.

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Sean McMenemy, founder of Ark Wildlife,

Save our baby birds this spring by building ‘love nests’, says UK wildlife expert Sean McMenemy

April 2, 2022 Comments Off on Save our baby birds this spring by building ‘love nests’, says UK wildlife expert Sean McMenemy

The odds are stacked against baby birds.

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Chaman Yanomami en rituel avant la montee vers le Pico da Neblina, Etat d'Amazonas, Bresil, 2014 © Sebastiao Salgado/nbpictures

Exhibition: Amazônia, Sebastião Salgado, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

April 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Amazônia, Sebastião Salgado, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

From May 13, Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum will welcome Amazônia, a critically acclaimed major exhibition exploring the work of world-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, with free tickets available now for its 12-week run.

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The Portico Library. Image: Marge Bradshaw Photography_-28

A celebration of Northern writing: The Portico Library launches Rewriting the North 2022

April 1, 2022 Comments Off on A celebration of Northern writing: The Portico Library launches Rewriting the North 2022

The Portico Library has announced the relaunch of Rewriting the North, a programme of events celebrating writers and writing connected with the North of England.

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Mini-mural Artist: Julie Colclough

Mini-Mural Art Trail: Chester Designed by Nature, Destination Chester

March 24, 2022 Comments Off on Mini-Mural Art Trail: Chester Designed by Nature, Destination Chester

As part of the Chester Designed By Nature campaign launched by Destination Chester, ten BT cabinets have been transformed into colourful murals within the city centre.

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(L to R) Sam Walsh, Arthur Ballard, Jim Weston, Peter Mousdale, John Baum, Maurice Cockrill. Taken in Colomendy, Wales. (Thanks to Colin Simpson.)

Exhibition: The Likeness of Things, Baum-Cockrill-Henri–Walsh, Prescot Museum & Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley

March 22, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: The Likeness of Things, Baum-Cockrill-Henri–Walsh, Prescot Museum & Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley

A new exhibition at Knowsley’s Kirkby Galley aims to celebrate the work of four major artists who lived and worked in Liverpool from the 1960s and whose legacy lives on today.

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