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L-R Kirsty Holtby, Simon Hedges, Andrew Clay in Scarborough Art Gallery ©Tony Bartholomew

Reinventing Scarborough’s cultural offering

May 19, 2019 Comments Off on Reinventing Scarborough’s cultural offering

Scarborough’s Crescent is at the heart of the town’s cultural quarter, the location for its historic Art Gallery and creative centre Woodend. A short walk through the surrounding gardens takes you to one of the world’s earliest purpose-built museums, the iconic circular Rotunda. It completes a trio of buildings overseen by a new team which has big ideas for the North Yorkshire’s town’s cultural scene – starting with a new exhibition of work by leading contemporary British artist, Annabel McCourt.

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People's History Museum

To the Banner Born: Inside the People’s History Museum

March 26, 2016 Comments Off on To the Banner Born: Inside the People’s History Museum

It’s a banner you wouldn’t want to argue with.

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Amphora with Peacocks (about 1888-1898) by William De Morgan, painted Halsey Ralph Ricardo

From John Ruskin to Grayson Perry, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

January 31, 2016 Comments Off on From John Ruskin to Grayson Perry, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

A new exhibition in Sheffield brings together old and new artworks to explore the world of John Ruskin. Do modern artists have just as much to say about the role of creating beautiful things as the Victorians did?

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Lump salt

A Brine Romance: Inside the Lion Salt Works

November 30, 2015 Comments Off on A Brine Romance: Inside the Lion Salt Works

For many years, I thought I could take it or leave it. It wasn’t something I needed to discuss.

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British Drawing Pencils

A Taste of the HB Source: Inside the Cumberland Pencil Museum

October 4, 2015 1 Comment

It was summer’s end. Across the land, shop-fresh school shirts were being slipped from the cellophane and given an inaugural airing in public.

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Manchester Museum

In the Vault of the Mummies at Manchester Museum

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on In the Vault of the Mummies at Manchester Museum

Some places imprint themselves upon your consciousness, that strange relatively inexplicable netherworld of neurons and dreams.

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The Whitaker

By The People, For The People: The Whitaker

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on By The People, For The People: The Whitaker

Where can you see a tiger and python locked in a terrifying embrace, a baby African elephant and a genuine shrunken head? At The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery in Rawtenstall in the heart of the Rossendale Valley.

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Won't Beautiful Oldham Boom Sam Fitton Cartoon

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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