Hidden Altrincham 2017 Festival & Paola Bazz at Con Club

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12th September 2017

  Hidden Altrincham Festival 2017  Various Venues 14th – 24th September   Hidden Altrincham was something I hadn’t heard of until recently. With 50 artists and 30 venues across the town it’s no small undertaking. Hidden Altrincham is the town’s summer art festival and will have daily events and live experiences. Shining a spotlight on Altrincham’s culture, heritage, architecture, independent shops, cafes and restaurants, imaginative residents and exciting businesses, the…

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Manchester Arts Scene – My Pick of Things to See

21st February 2017

Manchester Arts Scene There’s a lot going on in the Manchester Arts and Culture Scene at the moment and I thought a brief  update would be a good idea. I haven’t included everything, not enough time,  but here’s an overview of some of the one’s I find most interesting. Saul Hay at The Portico The Portico Library, a historic and beautiful old building on Moseley Street, Manchester, are hosting Saul Hay exhibition of Contemporary Art.  Saul…

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HOST – Helping Manchester’s Homeless

HOst Hilary Jack
13th February 2017

I met artist Hilary Jack at the recent Castlefield Gallery Launch Pad event and found out more about her commission to provide the Spinnigfields Art Commission 2016 artwork for sponsors Allied London. The commission called HOST, is a series of nine discreet and intricately rendered bronze sculptures of hybrid plants, and will eventually be sold to help the homeless of Manchester through the Manchester Homelessness Partnership. Hilary Jack is well used to…

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Castlefield Gallery – Stick or Twist – Now On

7th February 2017

Castlefield Gallery Artists Take Control!   You need to be quick if you want to see this Launch Pad exhibition by Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery. Open from 3rd – 12th February at the galleries Hewitt Street site. Castlefield Launch Pad is one of many initiatives undertaken by the gallery who’s stated vision is for the North to be a place where artists can live and produce work, to nurture that talent, explore…

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Punk Professor John Hyatt at HOME Manchester

29th December 2016

    This new solo show from John Hyatt HOME, Manchester, is definitely one for your diaries. With its mixture of art, a live music pop-up club and installations it promises to be a real event. Look out for my blog on the exhibition once it’s opened. HOME ANNOUNCES SOLO SHOW BY ARTIST, MUSICIAN AND PUNK PROFESSOR JOHN HYATT John Hyatt: Rock Art  Sat 4 Feb – Wed 29 Mar 2017…

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Rachel Maclean – Wot u :-) about? at HOME Manchester

21st November 2016

 Rachel Maclean at HOME Manchester The sheer vibrancy of Rachel Maclean’s new solo exhibition at HOME Manchester, quiet takes your breath away. This major exhibition by the acclaimed Scottish artist forms part of HOME’s winter season and, for me, a must see for anyone prepared to be entertained, shocked and amused by the breadth of this presentation.   Rachel Maclean – Wot U 🙂 About? Centred on a linked body…

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12 Minutes of Fame

12 Minutes of Fame Walking into Manchester’s Castlefield Gallery (Located on Hewitt Street close to the Deansgate/Castlefield Metrolink stop) early in the afternoon I was looking forward to seeing their annual Head to Head exhibition. The format of this annual event has been reworked so that each artist now presents consecutively. I was keen to see the work of Christian Falsneas. Although from Denmark he is now Berlin based and this was to…

14th November 2016
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