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Book review: Irreplaceable – A History of England in 100 Places by Philip Wilkinson

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Book review: Irreplaceable – A History of England in 100 Places by Philip Wilkinson

Historic England’s new book of ‘irreplaceable’ places in England locates a decent proportion of them in the North.

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Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

March 26, 2018 Comments Off on Book Review – The British Mosque: an architectural and social history by Shahed Saleem

In the North of England, the chances are you’re closer to a mosque than you think.

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Syria: A Conflict Explored. General view of Syria: Story of a Conflict

Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

February 16, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Syria: A Conflict Explored, Imperial War Musuem North

It’s unusual to go more than a few days without hearing about the war in Syria, either in the news or as part of an appeal for humanitarian assistance.

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Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent, image by Stephen Slack

Photo Gallery: International ceramics festival returns to Stoke-on-Trent

November 13, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: International ceramics festival returns to Stoke-on-Trent

Northern Soul’s Steve Slack headed to the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) as it returned to Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British ceramics, for its fifth edition.

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Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

October 21, 2017 Comments Off on Bar brawls and fighting dogs: Northern Soul samples the cocktail menu at Manchester’s Store Street

When you check into a hotel in Manchester and they tell you their bar is themed around local history, you can imagine the usual suspects: cotton, trains, bees, football, the Haçienda.

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Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

October 9, 2017 Comments Off on Leeds Art Gallery: Northern Soul has a sneak preview before it reopens to the public

I’m looking at a piece of contemporary sculpture.

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On the trail of galloping horses: Northern Soul heads to Athens

August 23, 2017 Comments Off on On the trail of galloping horses: Northern Soul heads to Athens

Standing in the central hall of Manchester Art Gallery looking up at the decoration on the walls, a row of sculptures of men riding on horses caught my eye.

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Paris: Northern Soul visits the city of death

August 15, 2017 Comments Off on Paris: Northern Soul visits the city of death

Forget ideas of strolling hand-in-hand through the city of romance. Paris is not the city of love. It’s a city of the dead.

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Redefining the role of the curator: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

July 26, 2017 Comments Off on Redefining the role of the curator: Exploring the Unseen at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool celebrates its 30th birthday next year.

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Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

October 29, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Museum, Extinction or Survival?

The first two objects in Manchester Museum’s new exhibition Extinction or Survival? are a model of a dodo and a stuffed panda. One is extinct, of course. And the other has been brought back from the brink of extinction, thanks to the efforts of conservationists across the globe.

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