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Book Review: Manchester – Something Rich and Strange

January 29, 2021 Comments Off on Book Review: Manchester – Something Rich and Strange

Attempting to sum up the city of Manchester in one book is no small task.

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Interpreting Heritage - a guide to planning and practice by Steve Slack (2020)

Online Book Launch: Interpreting Heritage – A Guide to Planning and Practice by Steve Slack

January 19, 2021 Comments Off on Online Book Launch: Interpreting Heritage – A Guide to Planning and Practice by Steve Slack

Whenever people working in the heritage sector asked Steve Slack for advice on the planning and delivery of interpretation, he couldn’t put his hands on any useful guides.

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The Walker

Book Review: The Walker – On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

November 14, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: The Walker – On Losing and Finding Yourself in the Modern City by Matthew Beaumont

Cancel your 2020 winter getaway. Holidays are off. In fact, with lockdown 2.0 now in force, you can’t even go on a city break in the UK.

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Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

September 27, 2020 Comments Off on Bishop Auckland: past, present and future

The train pulls into the station, the driver gets out of the cab and switches ends to take it back to Darlington. It’s only then that I realise we’ve been travelling on a single track railway. Bishop Auckland is the end of the line in so many ways.

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Untitled, Chan Yang Kim

Online exhibition: Talking Sense, The Portico Library, Manchester

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on Online exhibition: Talking Sense, The Portico Library, Manchester

Museums, art galleries and libraries across the North are now off limits to the public, their displays and collections sitting behind locked doors.

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Illustration by Danielle Rhoda for People’s History Museum. 

The national museum of democracy on its tenth anniversary: People’s History Museum

February 14, 2020 Comments Off on The national museum of democracy on its tenth anniversary: People’s History Museum

The UK’s national museum of democracy is 10 years old this week.

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Images by Sean Sutton for Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Review: Walk Without Fear, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester Central Library

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Walk Without Fear, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester Central Library

A group of kids are playing with a homemade football, fashioned out of plastic bags.

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Van Gough Exhibition

Review: Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience, York St Mary’s

September 3, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience, York St Mary’s

How often do you go to an art gallery and find yourself bored by the interpretation? The labels on the wall can be awful.

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Peterloo 2019, June-August 2019

Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

June 26, 2019 Comments Off on Beyond the history: Peterloo exhibitions in Manchester

This summer Manchester will mark the anniversary of a public pro-democracy demonstration on August 16, 1819, and its now infamous and bloody response from the authorities.

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AC Hotel, Manchester

Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

The hotel market in central Manchester is hugely competitive with both 3-star and 5-star offerings pretty much closed shops.

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