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Tom Jeffers and Cornerhouse

Memories of Manchester’s Cornerhouse

April 2, 2015 Comments Off on Memories of Manchester’s Cornerhouse

I moved to Manchester in January 2001 and got my first job two months later, as a box office assistant at Cornerhouse.

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Matisse: Drawing with Scissors at The Civic, Barnsley

March 3, 2015 Comments Off on Matisse: Drawing with Scissors at The Civic, Barnsley

David Sinclair, exhibitions curator at The Civic in Barnsley, writes for Northern Soul about the venue’s stunning Matisse exhibition. 

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Leonora Carrington, The Pomps of the Subsoil, 1947

Preview: Leonora Carrington at Tate Liverpool

February 20, 2015 Comments Off on Preview: Leonora Carrington at Tate Liverpool

Athough artist Leonora Carrington was one of our own – a Northerner no less, originally from Chorley – it comes as something of a surprise to learn how much better known she is in her adopted home of Mexico.

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Review: Manchester by Phil Griffin and Jan Chlebik

January 19, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Manchester by Phil Griffin and Jan Chlebik

Phil Griffin was my favourite City Life writer – that Manchester magazine, when it was a magazine, was the first place I came across his elegant and highly personal architectural prose.

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Robinson's, by Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson: Northern Routes

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on Caroline Johnson: Northern Routes

Over the weekend I spent an hour in a regional art gallery I hadn’t visited before that turned out to be a bit of a gem.

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Derrick Greaves, Sheffield, 1953 © Derrick Greaves, courtesy James Hyman Gallery in London

Picturing Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery  

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on Picturing Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery  

You can tell a lot about a city’s self-image by looking at the pictures on sale in its gift shops.

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Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

December 3, 2014 Comments Off on Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan has never been averse to taking risks when it comes collaborating with artists in other media, including Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Sylvie Guillem and Juliette Binoche. Even Kylie Minogue.

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Naomi Kashiwagi, Swing Time, Playtime

Artist Naomi Kashiwagi writes for Northern Soul

November 26, 2014 Comments Off on Artist Naomi Kashiwagi writes for Northern Soul

Before its move to HOME in 2015, Manchester’s Cornerhouse is running its final exhibition. Using Cornerhouse’s iconic brick structure and Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece as inspiration, nine artists are exhibiting their work at Playtime. One of these artists, Naomi Kashiwagi, writes for Northern Soul about her Playtime experience.

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Tai Shan Schierenberg talks to Northern Soul

August 2, 2014 Comments Off on Tai Shan Schierenberg talks to Northern Soul

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to Tai Shan Schierenberg about his show Habitat at Cartwright Hall in Bradford

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Franz West at The Hepworth in Wakefield

July 27, 2014 Comments Off on Franz West at The Hepworth in Wakefield

Northern Soul’s Rich Jevons talks to The Hepworth Wakefield curator Dr Sam Lackey about a major exhibition of works by Franz West, initiated and co-developed with the artist before his death in July 2012.

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