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125-years-old and still going strong: Blackpool Grand Theatre

April 18, 2019 No Comments

Set back from the Golden Mile, whose sand-blasted buildings break the winds that sweep in from the Irish Sea with the fury of banshees, the Grand Theatre has weathered much in its 125 years.

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Meersbrook Hall future vision painting

Beautiful, fruitful, peaceful: discovering Ruskin in Sheffield

April 18, 2019 No Comments

Back in mid-80s Sheffield, I was heading towards A levels, my cranium crammed with a hair-gel-scented hotchpotch of concerns both large and small: reggae, The Stranglers, communism and females galore.

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Julian Bovis (foreground) Nigel Durkan (behind counter) by Carl Gibson

Art, heritage and looking to the future: the Weavers Factory opens in Uppermill

April 17, 2019 No Comments

Accomplishment isn’t a steady set of milestones for those committed to a life in art.

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Longborough Festival Opera is a 500-seat theatre set in the scenic Cotswolds. The 2019 Festival runs from June 5 to Aug 3, and includes Wagner's Das Rheingold, Donizetti's Anna Bolena and Mozart's Don Giovanni. We're delighted to be handling the ad sales for this event. @lfotweet

Manchester’s markets: “Finding out about the heritage of places helps people to strengthen their connections to where they live.”

April 14, 2019 No Comments

In the past, daily and weekly markets were routinely held in towns and villages up and down the country. Fast forward to 2019 and it’s a different picture.

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