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Cofilmic’s Final Cut

Following Cofilmic’s launch at the end of October, the evening was another successful one for Cofilmic founder Janet Harrision. The Manchester based comedy film festival…

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Chen Man

Chinese artist Chen Man broke into the art world with her otherworldly photography for Vision, a Shanghai-based fashion and arts magazine. Since then she has…

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Bags of Attitude Exhibition

There is an eerie feel about entering the Pankhurst Centre. It is not a grand building which has been built for the purpose of holding…

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Vive le Cabaret

Vive Le Cabaret’s dazzling Valentine’s Day special promised a night to remember and it certainly did not disappoint. The venue and soundtrack at The Lowry…

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Chinese State Circus

This unique performance from The Chinese State Circus was exhilarating and undeniably gripping throughout. It showcased a traditional Chinese art form which ranged from balancing…

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Elektro Kif

Elektro Kif are a French Elektro dance troop consisting of some shockingly youthful dancers for their abilities. Their performance was choreographed elegantly considering the music…

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Muhammad Ali

As January reared its ugly head with impractical New Year resolutions and post-festivity blues, we were all in need of a pick-me-up, and what better…

5 Anne Wilson, Local Industry Cloth, (detail), 2010. Collection of Knoxville Museum of Art.

COTTON: Global Threads

COTTON: Global Threads, the Whitworth Art Gallery’s contribution to London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World, aptly fulfils its brief.  Ranging from Egyptian…

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A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash

I’m not sure what I was expecting from A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash – just pointe shoes and the perfect…

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Joy Division by Kevin Cummins

His look is both determined and dreamy. You may recognise Ian Curtis, and if I say Love Will Tear Us Apart, you will probably think…

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Under That Cloud

For an exhibition born out of long waits in departure lounges, Under That Cloud is refreshingly packed with diverse ideas and a spectrum of emotional…

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Oliver! The Palace Theatre

Oliver! is a breath-taking feat in choreography and set design making the already spectacular score by Lionel Bart all the more powerful. The chillingly creepy…