Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer

Andrew Brooks
5th October 2017

Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer Andrew Brooks is an acclaimed North West photographer, artist, and filmmaker and winner of the GM Arts Prize 2016. Originally from Cambridgeshire, Andrew came to Manchester more than 20 years ago, via Stockport College where he studied Documentary Photography. His photography, taking inspiration from the likes of JMW Turner and the Romantic era, produces works of immense depth engineered  with…

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Snippets – Our New What’s On Round-up

Art Snippets
21st September 2017

Snippets – A new thread which allows more of What’s On than in a full blog review. Hope you like it!   This edition of Snippets has: Holly Rowan Hesson | Helena Denholm | Mike Chavez-Dawson | Castlefield Gallery | Neo:Artists | Paula Fenwick Lucas | Air Gallery | Hidden Altrincham | Holly Rowan Hesson Based in Manchester and Yorkshire  Holly Rowan Hesson has a new site specific installation exploring,…

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Hidden Altrincham 2017 Festival & Paola Bazz at Con Club

snippets
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 Histories and Peoples History Musuem Get Peterloo 2019 Project Funding

Peterloo
17th August 2017

 The Peterloo 2019 Project On 16th August 2015 I saw actor Maxine Peake read Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Mask of Anarchy’ at Manchesters’s Albert Hall which was then going through a refurbishment programme. The fact that there was a certain amount of disarray, due to building works, only added to the atmospheric staging of Shelly’s poem which was done by Peake in a candlelit stage setting. The memory of that Peterloo…

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Air Gallery Open 2017 – Altrincham’s Latest Art Space

Air Gallery
15th August 2017

Air Gallery Open 2017 Exhibition Established to promote emerging and early career artists Air Gallery’s annual OPEN Exhibition 2017 commenced on 10th August. It was my first visit and it was a real pleasure to see so many people attending and supporting this new art space. Billed as an eclectic and diverse collection of artwork from around the globe, I think it achieved its aim.   With 40+ exhibitors, some…

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Material | Matters – Saul Hay Gallery – Castlefield

Material Matters
14th August 2017

  Material | Matters – Saul Hay Gallery Material | Matters, is Saul Hay’s latest exhibition and with nine exhibiting artists there’s a lot to see. The quality of the artists work means that having so much to see is a real bonus.  Material | Matters explores the physicality of the artists’ chosen medium, considering our sense of history and the mystical connections we feel to our landscape. A particular…

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Opera North ‘The Little Greats’ at the Lowry

Opera North
11th August 2017

Opera North The Little Greats at the Lowry   THE LITTLE GREATS: AN UNMISSABLE FESTIVAL OF SHORT OPERAS AT THE LOWRY   Short operas, huge emotions: iconic Italian opera in Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana Family-friendly matinee of The Child and the Magic Spells Leonard Bernstein’s 1950s satire on the American Dream, Trouble in Tahiti Trial by Jury: Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious courtroom farce A rarely-performed operatic gem, Janáček’s Osud (Destiny)…

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The Making of a Festival – Elisa Artesero on Manifest Arts Festival 2017

Elisa Artesero
7th August 2017

Manifest Arts Festival 2017   Manifest Arts Festival returned this year, for its second outing. This year also saw a step change in the festival with more artists and venues across Greater Manchester. An artist led festival, with its aim of promoting North West artists, Manifest programmed its 5 days to run along-side the multi-million pound Manchester International Festival. With 33+ venues and 250 artists  putting on this festival was bound to be a challenge…

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TREASURE – Korea Meets UK Crafts & Design – Castlefield Gallery

Korea
6th August 2017

TREASURE: A new collaboration between leading crafts and design people from Korea & the UK – Castlefield Gallery   As part of the UK-Korea Cultural Season, a group of Korea’s top craftspeople – Living National Treasures (in waiting), as they are known in their home country, or Masters, visit the north-west England between 1-10 August 2017 on the first leg of a promising creative collaboration with their UK counterparts. Organised…

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HOME – ‘A Revolution Betrayed’ New Autumn Season Marks the Centenary of Russian Revolution

HOME
31st July 2017

HOME – Major Autumn Season Marks Centenary of Russian Revolution     Manchester’s HOME has announced a major Autumn season A Revolution Betrayed?, inspired by the centenary of the Russian Revolution. From a short-lived surge of post-revolutionary optimism came tremendous intentions to change the world, an explosion of new aesthetics and a passion for artistic experimentation. A Revolution Betrayed? delves into the history, memory and powerful legacy of the Revolution –…

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