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Manchester Town Hall by Drew Wilby

Photo Gallery: Manchester Town Hall Open Day

January 15, 2018 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Manchester Town Hall Open Day

Northern Soul photographer, Drew Wilby, heads to Manchester’s iconic Town Hall building ahead of its temporary closure for work to safeguard, repair and partially restore it.

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Mann Island & RIBA North designed by Matt Brook of Broadway Malyan ©Paul McMullin (5)

Architecture for Life: A New Home for RIBA North

June 28, 2017 Comments Off on Architecture for Life: A New Home for RIBA North

When the architectural historian, Joseph Sharples, first visited Liverpool as a student in the 1980s, the city made an indelible impression.

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Manchester Town Hall ceiling, image by Manchester Town Hall press office

Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul goes behind the scenes of Manchester’s iconic Town Hall ahead of its closure

If you’ve never experienced Manchester Town Hall beyond seeing it as a fancy backdrop to a boozy visit to the Christmas markets then it’s well worth a proper visit – but you will need to be quick about it.

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John Rylands Library by Chris Payne

A Gothic Gem: John Rylands Library in Manchester

January 22, 2016 Comments Off on A Gothic Gem: John Rylands Library in Manchester

Deansgate is one of the most well-heeled areas of Manchester city centre. It’s home to large department stores, major shopping developments and the Beetham Tower. But it wasn’t always this way.

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Rievaulx Abbey

Photo Gallery: Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire

September 3, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire

Situated in the wooded River Rye valley near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Rievaulx Abbey enjoys an enviable position, surrounded by abundant woods and fields.

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Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Johnny Marr on Manchester, architecture and his autobiography

Of The Smiths’ many fine attributes, there’s one which sometimes tends to get overlooked: their strong sense of place.

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Carlo Scarpa, Vitrine (1956) with Twenty Laboratory Tests for the Brion Tomb (1969-78)

Behind the scenes at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on Behind the scenes at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Lisa Le Feuvre, head of sculpture studies at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, about its current show by Carol Bove and Carlo Scarpa.

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Picture of the architectural model taken by Alfred Searls

Liverpool: The Cathedral That Never Was

January 17, 2015 Comments Off on Liverpool: The Cathedral That Never Was

The thought of what might have been exerts a powerful hold on the imagination. To support our boundless appetite for the game of ‘what if’ we build elaborate castles in the air; castles erected purely on foundations of conjecture, and constructed from materials found in our minds.

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