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A Brine Romance: Inside the Lion Salt Works

November 30, 2015 Comments Off on A Brine Romance: Inside the Lion Salt Works

For many years, I thought I could take it or leave it. It wasn’t something I needed to discuss.

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Mandy Payne - Regeneration

Brutal Beauty: the Park Hill Paintings of Mandy Payne

November 7, 2015 Comments Off on Brutal Beauty: the Park Hill Paintings of Mandy Payne

In 1981, Roy Hattersley, then Shadow Home Secretary, made a short film for Yorkshire Television about the Sheffield in which he grew up.

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British Drawing Pencils

A Taste of the HB Source: Inside the Cumberland Pencil Museum

October 4, 2015 1 Comment

It was summer’s end. Across the land, shop-fresh school shirts were being slipped from the cellophane and given an inaugural airing in public.

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Review: Café at Tate Liverpool

September 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Café at Tate Liverpool

There is a scene in the classic comedy film Carry On Up the Khyber in which a party of dignitaries from the British Raj sits down to dinner in a grand colonial residence.

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Jamie Sives - Arthur Miller's The Hook - Liverpool Everyman Theatre by Manuel Harlan

Review: The Hook, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Hook, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Just a few days ago I was sitting in the Liverpool Small Cinema watching a film called Still the Enemy WithinElegiac and accusatory, it’s the story of the 1984-85 miners’ strike from the perspective of the striking miners themselves. 

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