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Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Reformation, John Rylands Library, Manchester

“So, what exactly is the Reformation?” asks one of my fellow journalists at the press preview of John Rylands Library’s new exhibition. There’s a pause from our guide that suggests this is not a new question.

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Seat of Learning, Manchester, Gouache, 240 x 1210, 1950

Photo Gallery: Capturing a Decade of Architectural Transformation Across the City, Jean Hobson, Contemporary Six, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Capturing a Decade of Architectural Transformation Across the City, Jean Hobson, Contemporary Six, Manchester

An upcoming exhibition at Contemporary Six will present a collection of paintings, pencil drawings and limited-edition screen prints that record ten years of development across Manchester city centre.

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Photo Gallery: Savage Ink -The Cartoon & The Caricature, People’s History Museum, Manchester

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Savage Ink -The Cartoon & The Caricature, People’s History Museum, Manchester

Savage Ink looks at the development of the cartoon as an important form of visual protest and its often cruel and controversial imagery.

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A carnival queen costume. Credit David Lindsay

Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: 50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

Leeds West Indian Carnival is marking its 50th anniversary in 2017 with a spectacular series of milestone events to celebrate its golden anniversary, including a new exhibition which captures the 50-year history of Europe’s longest running Caribbean carnival parade, in photo, film, audio and costume.

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The Dinner Party (1980) – Sam Walsh, © The Walker Art Gallery and the artist estate

Review: The Dinner Party, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead

July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Dinner Party, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead

Much has been made of The Mersey Sound poetry anthology in Liverpool this year.

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Ken Simons_Magritte Install © Roger Sinek

Redefining the role of the curator: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

July 26, 2017 Comments Off on Redefining the role of the curator: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool celebrates its 30th birthday next year.

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Speed Mate-ing, Girl Gang Manchester, image by Kirsty Morrissey

How do you make friends as an adult? Northern Soul goes Speed Mate-ing

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on How do you make friends as an adult? Northern Soul goes Speed Mate-ing

Ever wished there was a Tinder app for finding mates?

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Wonder Materials, glittering graphene, Angela Moore for Museum of Science and Industry

Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at MSI, Manchester

July 26, 2016 Comments Off on Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at MSI, Manchester

“We are at the dawn of a new age of material science. And we have a whole new Lego set to play with.”

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Turn Sideways in the Wind: Romani Life in Manchester

December 8, 2015 Comments Off on Turn Sideways in the Wind: Romani Life in Manchester

It seems apt that a new, sensitive exhibition exploring the lives of three Romani immigrants should be set in what was the UK’s first free public library.

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British POWs captured in Singapore

The Forgotten Camp at St George’s Hall, Liverpool

November 10, 2015 Comments Off on The Forgotten Camp at St George’s Hall, Liverpool

As a wise philosopher once said, ‘I am not a number, I am a free man!’ 

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