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Photo: Georgia Charlton-Briggs

Georgia Charlton-Briggs does not avoid tackling taboo subjects straight on; in her works she examines how women become entrapped in modern beauty standards which define attractiveness based on the state of being hairless.

A cathartic and heart-breaking process of coming to terms with a breakup, Shona Sterland documents a universal experience in her latest photography project

Photo: Poster @ The University of Manchester

A preview of a University-led event; The Chanteuse is coming to Club Academy, bringing with her some of the greatest french classics of the 1960s and 70s

Photo: Juha Suoranta @Wikimedia Commons

In keeping with the political atmosphere of the Students’ Union elections, Bella Jewell explores Manchester’s history of left-wing politics in this instalment of Artefact of the Week, looking to the desk on which Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels formulated the socio-economical theory Marxism

Photo: Mikey @ Flickr

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Bella Jewell examines a mancunian treasure, The Toast Rack: a grade two listed brutalist masterpiece.

ART IN MANCUNIA

A brand new Mancunion art project aiming to put students at the centre

Photo: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Bella Jewell reviews the latest show at the Manchester Art Gallery – Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing – one of 12 exhibitions taking place across the UK to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death

Photo: Jackelyn Howell

Jackelyn Howell and Bella Jewell reflect on an evening of enlightening discussion and performance with The Chanteuse; from Piaf, to Modiano, the singer brought the raw emotion of french music to the Students’ Union

Photo: Rosie Plunkett

How we can have such a harmonious relationships with such beautiful landscapes, when for others it is the most disastrous place on earth? Rosie Plunkett tackles this challenging question in her most recent landscape photography project

Photo: Gerald England @ Geograph

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Bella Jewell looks to the new Emmeline Pankhurst Statue; only the second statue of a female in Manchester… does this mark a moment of change in the representation of women?

Photo: Ryan Gear

Art in Mancunia: Ryan Gear

Photography student, Ryan Gear, discusses how his work challenges the stereotypes surrounding landscape photography, whilst deconstructing the mundane of our everyday existence.

Photo: Johan Persson

“Shocking, insulting and outrageous and I loved every minute of it”: Bella Jewell reviews the musical that combines Nazism, glorious campness, and spandex