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Playing Into the Night

Revolution in the Bedroom at Gallery Oldham

July 31, 2014 Comments Off on Revolution in the Bedroom at Gallery Oldham

The game was startling in its simplicity but my 12-year-old son stared at the screen as if bringing an Airbus in to land.

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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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All That is Solid Melts into Air: Jeremy Deller and the Industrial Revolution

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on All That is Solid Melts into Air: Jeremy Deller and the Industrial Revolution

There’s a strong sense of commemoration about All That is Solid Melts into Air, the latest Hayward Touring exhibition currently showing at Manchester Art Gallery.

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Stay where there are songs by Ciara Leeming

Stay Where There Are Songs

November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Stay Where There Are Songs

The British media love a good bogeyman and, among their many pet hates, Roma Gypsies come close to the top. If they also happen to be Eastern European immigrants – as opposed to indigenous Romanies – then all the better. Scapegoat bingo.

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Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator

October 22, 2013 Comments Off on Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator

Goldfrapp are one of those bands where substance meets style to an often mesmerising effect.

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Defining Me – and Defining Manchester

October 3, 2013 Comments Off on Defining Me – and Defining Manchester

Manchester has a rich, diverse musical heritage – and every right to be fiercely proud of it. But you wouldn’t envy the man who tries to tell the entire story.

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The Naked Truth

August 5, 2013 Comments Off on The Naked Truth

Naturism is much like any other hobby expect trainspotters and Goths don’t let it all hang out.

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When Cotton Was King

August 3, 2013 Comments Off on When Cotton Was King

Who had more cotton spindles turning than the combined cotton industries of France and Germany in 1913? Oldham, that’s who!

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Made in the North at The Albert Square Chop House

March 26, 2013 Comments Off on Made in the North at The Albert Square Chop House

Ah, if only everything I wrote began with Alan Bennett. Alan, I wish you were my dad. Well, maybe not my dad. A kindly uncle perhaps, with a penchant for farce and swearing.

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