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Harriet Hill-Payne

Harriet Hill-Payne

The hero vs the metro

Sean Gleeson questions whether the current obsession with male grooming is what really rings our bells

Everyday Analysis: Charity

Everyday Analysis discusses United Colours of Benetton’s recent ‘Unemployee of the Year’ campaign

Interview: Shereen Perera, Islington Mill

We caught up with Shereen Perera, Visual Arts Co-ordinator at Islington Mill, to talk about her work, the Mill and how she got there

There’s no place like Soane

Arts Editor Harriet Hill-Payne suggests searches out the unusual, the bizarre and the eclectic for your Easter cultural fix

What could you do this term?

Join in the fun at the Frog and Bucket, let Manchester Art Group show you something surprising, or contribute to this page – how could you get involved?

Review: The Sleeping Beauty

The English National Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty is a technically beautiful ballet, grounded in a convincing emotional reality

Secret Manchester: The Portico Library

The Portico Library serves up a slice of secret Manchester, and a good slice of cake too

The Manchester Students’ Food Co-operative

Join the veg box scheme to avoid the uniformity over-packaged nightmare of supermarket veg

The Manchester Weekender 2012: the definitive guide

Plan ahead and get your tickets now for the 11th-14th October, a weekend packed with events, exhibitions and cultural happenings across the city.

Must see this week: 24th – 30th September

What to see in Manchester this week

Maria Miller: keep on shuffling

One woman, two jobs: Maria Miller as culture secretary and minister for women and equalities?

Review: Focal Points

Focal Points: a collaborative exhibition exploring the debt of contemporary photographers to traditional artistic themes

Recharge ahead of October’s cultural marathon

Film, books and music to keep you entertained this week.

Seeing through the Oxford Road bubble

Islington Mill: something worth veering off the beaten track for?

Throw yourself into the deep end

Discover hidden waters with the Wild Swimmers movement and take a plunge into Manchester’s watery history at the Victoria Baths

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 arabesque, perhaps. I couldn’t have been more wrong; these are extraordinary images that are all charged with energy, immediacy and a vibrant vitality. Surprisingly, from a collection of colour-saturated images, […]