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The new Arts and Humanities Building at Manchester Metropolitan University on Oxford Road—home of Manchester Poetry Library.

“It helps you explore what it is to be human.” Becky Swain, Director of the new Manchester Poetry Library, talks to Northern Soul

July 24, 2020 Comments Off on “It helps you explore what it is to be human.” Becky Swain, Director of the new Manchester Poetry Library, talks to Northern Soul

When you think about a traditional library, what comes to mind? Books from floor to ceiling? Maybe a frosty librarian and a lot of dramatic shushing? Growing up I adored the library, but years spent at university, pouring over textbooks and watching the person sitting next to me sneakily wolf a smelly tuna sandwich, dampened my library-loving spirit. It’s only in recent years that I’ve rekindled the flame.

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Yelena Popova, Keepsafe (I and II), 2019 Image: Reece Straw. Courtesy of Division of Labour and l’étrangère’

Review: The Scholar Stones Project, Yelena Popova, Holden Gallery, MMU

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: The Scholar Stones Project, Yelena Popova, Holden Gallery, MMU

In order to leave its mark, art need not explode with the ferocity of the fission that catalyses both nuclear reactor and bomb.

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Day sketch for an architect's retreat Gordon Hodkinson

Review – Drawing The Modern: The Work of Gordon Hodkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Review – Drawing The Modern: The Work of Gordon Hodkinson, Manchester Metropolitan University

Over the past decade, there’s been a parabolic swell of a very particular appreciation for modernist architecture, best exemplified by Manchester’s (and now Sheffield’s) Modernist Society.

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Small Talk: North West Film Archive‏

February 9, 2015 Comments Off on Small Talk: North West Film Archive‏

Have you ever wondered how the town you live or work in has changed over the years?

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