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Everything is Green, Ruth Murray

Exhibitions: Everything is Green by Ruth Murray and Edge Collection by Harry Grundy, The Whitaker

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: Everything is Green by Ruth Murray and Edge Collection by Harry Grundy, The Whitaker

Less than a year after reopening, The Whitaker in Rossendale continues to showcase the best emerging and established contemporary artists locally, nationally and internationally in its visual arts programme.

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Untitled (Orange) by Nat Quinn, winner of the first New Lights Arts Prize in 2011

Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

January 27, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

A new retrospective exhibition, Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, will be unveiled at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester on March 26, 2022.

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Nick Blackburn. credit: Christa Holka

Into the Zone: Nick Blackburn writes about his debut memoir, The Reactor

January 25, 2022 Comments Off on Into the Zone: Nick Blackburn writes about his debut memoir, The Reactor

Last year, I used to come home to the North. This year I’m working in London mostly, and I miss it.

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Helen Peyton artwork North York Moors

Exhibition: Starscapes / Reflections, Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park

January 20, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Starscapes / Reflections, Inspired by… gallery, North York Moors National Park

While artificial light may have transformed life on Earth, it has also had a detrimental effect on nature and our health.

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“An enduring and unique legacy.” Jason Wood writes about Derek Jarman ahead of a retrospective at Manchester’s HOME

January 19, 2022 Comments Off on “An enduring and unique legacy.” Jason Wood writes about Derek Jarman ahead of a retrospective at Manchester’s HOME

Jarman at HOME is part of a collaboration with Manchester Art Gallery and its Protest! exhibition. Ahead of launch at the end of January, Jason Wood, artistic director: film & culture at HOME (soon to be executive director public programmes and audiences at the BFI), writes for Northern Soul about the extraordinary legacy of Derek Jarman.

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Hew Locke, Armada 2019. Installation view from Here’s the Thing 2019 at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham UK. Courtesy the artist and Ikon. Photo by Tom Bird.

Exhibitions: The Port and Migrations / Global Encounters, Tate Liverpool

January 14, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibitions: The Port and Migrations / Global Encounters, Tate Liverpool

In February 2022, Tate Liverpool will unveil two new displays of works from the Tate collection which consider the impact of the global movement of people on artists and art movements throughout the 20th century and beyond.

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Aqualux. Photo: Visit Blackpool.

Photo Gallery: New Dawn, Knowsley

January 11, 2022 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: New Dawn, Knowsley

Knowsley is kicking off its year as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture with New Dawn, a spectacular programme of light installations.

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Withington Against the Poll Tax banner, 1990. Image courtesy People's History Museum

Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

January 11, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

The People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is preparing to launch its Banner Exhibition for 2022.

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The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz

The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2021

December 28, 2021 Comments Off on The Northern Soul End of Year Quiz: 2021

As it’s the season of goodwill, and it’s been an incredibly testing year to say the least, we’re bringing back the annual Northern Soul End Of Year Quiz. Is your Northern knowledge up to scratch? No prizes, just a lovely feeling of smugness when you get them all right (answers are at the bottom…).

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Max Dunbar (front centre) with the design team behind the new Manchester Jewish Museum

“I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

December 22, 2021 Comments Off on “I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

Ten years ago, I was offered the job of chief executive at Manchester Jewish Museum.

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