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Review: A Drunk Pandemic, Manchester International Festival, Victoria Station

July 12, 2019 No Comments

Even by the wild and woolly standards of Manchester International Festival, the Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s might be considered an unlikely inspiration for a project, let alone one for the first major UK project from a Tokyo-based art collective.

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Barbara Barbara Nicholls, The Turnpike, Leigh

Art Review: Barbara Nicholls, The Turnpike, Leigh

July 3, 2019 Comments Off on Art Review: Barbara Nicholls, The Turnpike, Leigh

Watercolours can get a bad press. For me they conjure up an image of legions of Sunday painters out in the field with their Windsor & Newtons.

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Brassica oleracea L. var capitata Marner Fruerot 'early red'. [Brassica oleracea Capitata Group]. [cabbage; Savoy cabbage, red cabbage]. Watercolour on paper. Grenfell Gold Medal, 2010.

Photo Gallery: RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks

Fan of all things flora and fauna? Then why not take a look at this new release from ACC publishers called RHS Botanical Illustration, The Gold Medal Winners by Charlotte Brooks.

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The Hepworth Wakefield. © Hufton + Crow.6

What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on What’s On: The Hepworth Wakefield

Since opening its magnificent doors to the public in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has been at the forefront of supporting artists, as was its predecessor, The Wakefield Art Gallery.

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Photo Gallery: Landlines, Ian Mitchell, Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

June 3, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Landlines, Ian Mitchell, Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Landlines, an exhibition of unique landscapes depicting the Yorkshire coast and countryside by Staithes-based artist and printmaker, Ian Mitchell, has gone on display at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

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The Turnpike, Relief by William Mitchell

“It’s absolutely bonkers.” How a Brutalist building is leading Wigan’s cultural revival

May 26, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s absolutely bonkers.” How a Brutalist building is leading Wigan’s cultural revival

So, what’s going on at The Turnpike in Leigh? The answer: loads.

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L-R Kirsty Holtby, Simon Hedges, Andrew Clay in Scarborough Art Gallery ©Tony Bartholomew

Reinventing Scarborough’s cultural offering

May 19, 2019 Comments Off on Reinventing Scarborough’s cultural offering

Scarborough’s Crescent is at the heart of the town’s cultural quarter, the location for its historic Art Gallery and creative centre Woodend. A short walk through the surrounding gardens takes you to one of the world’s earliest purpose-built museums, the iconic circular Rotunda. It completes a trio of buildings overseen by a new team which has big ideas for the North Yorkshire’s town’s cultural scene – starting with a new exhibition of work by leading contemporary British artist, Annabel McCourt.

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Tom Hughes and Dean Brocklehurst, The Talleyrand

“We’d like to make history.” The Talleyrand, Levenshulme, Manchester

May 17, 2019 Comments Off on “We’d like to make history.” The Talleyrand, Levenshulme, Manchester

Levenshulme is rising. To say it is gentrifying is perhaps too strong but it’s certainly becoming bohemian.

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Photo Gallery: Susie MacMurray, Gathering, Tatton Park

May 8, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Susie MacMurray, Gathering, Tatton Park

Does walking into a fairy tale sound right up your street?

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Auto-Destruct images from Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop. Photograph copyright Paul Tucker.

Photo Gallery: Auto – Destruct, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal

May 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Auto – Destruct, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal

Fancy checking out an art exhibition in a former Kendal Mint Cake factory? Of course you do.

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