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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

On Stage With Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on On Stage With Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo

To write about Emily Barker and & The Red Clay Halo is to dispense with the measured use of superlatives.

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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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A Highland Romance

October 17, 2013 Comments Off on A Highland Romance

The first thing that strikes you about this intriguing exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery is the darkness of Gallery 6, its Farrow & Ball-painted dark purple walls contrasting with the brightness of the preceding permanent exhibition rooms.

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Athelstan’s Dream An exhibition of photographs by Robert George Common, Northern Quarter, Manchester Until 26th September

Athelstan’s Dream

September 6, 2013 Comments Off on Athelstan’s Dream

To Common, that bohemian watering hole and eatery in Manchester’s Northern Quarter – the Left Bank of the North – and an exhibition of photography by 27-year-old Robert George, currently on display in the Kestrel Suite.

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Brian Clarke: Born Oldham 1953

August 20, 2013 Comments Off on Brian Clarke: Born Oldham 1953

There can’t be many people who know that the world’s foremost stained glass artist is from Oldham.

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Art Everywhere, Matthew J Graham, copyright 2013

Art for Everyone?

August 17, 2013 Comments Off on Art for Everyone?

There’s a good chance that sometime during the next week you will encounter something beautiful at a bus stop. That may be a fervent wish harboured by all of us as we wait for the number 7, but in this case it might just be true: Art Everywhere has finally arrived.

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Art for All: Thomas Horsfall’s Gift to Manchester

July 4, 2013 Comments Off on Art for All: Thomas Horsfall’s Gift to Manchester

Once upon a Victorian time, Manchester was a city of cotton mills.

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Environmental Photographer of the Year - 2013 exhibition

Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Cumbria

June 19, 2013 Comments Off on Environmental Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Cumbria

If you want to see some moving, environmentally-conscious, high-quality photography, the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition is for you.

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Intervention Talk at Islington Mill Studios, Salford

May 29, 2013 Comments Off on Intervention Talk at Islington Mill Studios, Salford

Ten minutes walk from Manchester city centre is Islington Mill Studios, a former cotton-spinning mill which has been rehabilitated as the ultimate bohemian art space, thanks to the not inconsiderable efforts of ex-Central St. Martin’s fashion student and Salfordian Bill Campbell.

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After Phoenix

May 7, 2013 Comments Off on After Phoenix

After the success of her first novel, I Have Waited, and You Have Come, a troubling account of the impact of rising sea levels on a northern English county, author Martine McDonagh (who, by the by, once managed legendary Manchester band James) has gone back in time to the England of early 1974 in After Phoenix, a heart-warming tale of family unity and the conquering of grief.

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