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Untitled (Orange) by Nat Quinn, winner of the first New Lights Arts Prize in 2011

Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

January 27, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

A new retrospective exhibition, Northern Lights – New Light, a 10-year retrospective, will be unveiled at Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester on March 26, 2022.

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Withington Against the Poll Tax banner, 1990. Image courtesy People's History Museum

Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

January 11, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: People’s History Museum’s 2022 Banner Exhibition, Manchester

The People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is preparing to launch its Banner Exhibition for 2022.

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Into the Unknown: Nigel Kneale at HOME

January 5, 2022 Comments Off on Into the Unknown: Nigel Kneale at HOME

It’s often remarked that we’re living in a golden age of television, one where the intermingling of the TV and film industries is widespread and fruitful.

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Max Dunbar (front centre) with the design team behind the new Manchester Jewish Museum

“I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

December 22, 2021 Comments Off on “I knew it was a challenge worth taking on.” Max Dunbar reflects on 10 years as Manchester Jewish Museum’s Chief Executive

Ten years ago, I was offered the job of chief executive at Manchester Jewish Museum.

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Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

Review: Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Polish Wine Tasting, The Spärrows, Manchester

Everyone I mentioned this event to reacted with the same quizzical raised eyebrow. “Polish wines?” “Yes,” I said. “Polish wines”.

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10 Tib Lane, Manchester

Food Review: 10 Tib Lane, Manchester

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Food Review: 10 Tib Lane, Manchester

There is a great moment in The Wizard of Oz when, as it starts to snow, the Cowardly Lion remarks: “Unusual weather we’re having, ain’t it?”

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The Roof is on Fire What Kind of City? by Suzanne Levy

Exhibition Review: What Kind of City? by Suzanne Lacy, The Whitworth, Manchester

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: What Kind of City? by Suzanne Lacy, The Whitworth, Manchester

Major gallery exhibitions tend to have one artist’s name over the door. Right now, at The Whitworth in Manchester, that name is Suzanne Lacy.

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Piccadilly Rats. Image by Martin Green.

The Rats’ Tales: The extraordinary life stories of Manchester buskers, The Piccadilly Rats

December 9, 2021 Comments Off on The Rats’ Tales: The extraordinary life stories of Manchester buskers, The Piccadilly Rats

If you’ve ever meandered past the corner of Lever Street and Piccadilly Gardens in the heart of Manchester, you’ve probably witnessed the unabated joy that is beloved busking collective, The Piccadilly Rats.

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Review: Sipsmith Tasting, Mecanica, Manchester

November 30, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Sipsmith Tasting, Mecanica, Manchester

It’s been a while since I posted as Hamiltonic. I kind of went into retirement over lockdown and confined myself to drinking only Aldi gin.

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The Lemon Table, Ian Mcdiarmid c. Marc Brenner

Review: The Lemon Table, HOME, Manchester

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on Review: The Lemon Table, HOME, Manchester

Ian McDiarmid is magnificent in the two pieces which make up The Lemon Table, taken from Julian Barnes’s 2004 collection of short stories of the same name.

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