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Twas the month of Christmas in the city of Mancunia…

Twas the month of Christmas in the city of Mancunia, and all across the land students were preparing for Christmas socials, swaggering merrily around campuses…

THE NUTCRACKER. Northern Ballet Theatre.

A cracking show!

I doubt any of us have ever had a Christmas quite as captivating as the Edwards’ family Christmas in The Nutcracker. There are similarities of…


Instant Art

We spent another evening in the company of our old friend, art. Cornerhouse decided that what it really needed to brighten this cold November was…

Rupert Cox & Angus Carlyle, Air Pressure, 2011

Air Pressure: fight or flight…or farm?

Whitworth Art Gallery’s latest installation

Noel flogging his wares in the Arndale Centre, Lauren Taylor/ The Velvet Onion

Noel’s latest chapter

Fielding sticks it to the virtual and hits a home run for the tangible

Spektrast image

Spektrast Magazine

Spektrast is a fairly new enterprise with the goal to be a space where creative talent can be show-cased, and invalidate the general opinion that…

Martin Salomonsen

Manchester’s MadLab is alive and cooking

The lab where science and art are fused: bonkers, but brilliant.

Popping up near you

Just how long does a trend take to burn out? A fly-by look at the rise and rise of pop-ups, a trend which seems in no danger of fading away. Plus a Q&A with pop-up enthusiasts NOISE charity.


MUSEA goes to Amsterdam

From the 2nd – 5th February 2012 for only £135

Roshana Rubin-Mayhew captures When Rivers Run Into the Sea performed by Nicola Canavan


Eleven hours of performance, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Hayley Flynn, Skyliner #9

The secrets above your eyeline

Hayley Flynn’s Skyliner blog captures the Manchester that we miss in the street-level crush

Cairo consolidates its historical roots

Between two discoveries

Sara Jaspans asks when film and art intersect – what happens to the facts? – in this artist-made documentary.