Book Club catch-up, Steve Jones returns
Name: Steve Jones (ex-editor of The Mancunion’s Literature and Film Section) Age: 21 Occupation: pre-MA parent moocher Steve Jones, question-asker of Book Club supreme, what are you currently reading (present question notwithstanding)? I am re-reading an accessible English prose version of Virgil’s Aeneid. Where have you been reading it (train, bus, beach, bath, internet, juice […]
Books editor talks to herself at Book Club
Name: Phoebe Chambre Age: 22 and a bit Occupation: Music Student and Mancunion Books editor What are you reading? I’m in the final third of a book called The Instructions by Adam Levin. I read his short story collection (Hot Pink) which came out earlier this year in a very nice textured hardback and was […]
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 a Night of Art. We couldn’t agree more. Which surely can mean only one thing: a Sketch-O-Matic. I jumped to the conclusion that this would be a giant Etch-A-Sketch. I […]
Noel’s latest chapter
Fielding sticks it to the virtual and hits a home run for the tangible
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.
Enkhbold Togmidshiirev’s ‘gentle’ message
Enkhbold Togmidshiirev, Mongolian performance artist, spoke to us about his conception of place. But where is his place in the art world?
From past to a present – fabled Al Baker spun us a yarn. WEB EXCLUSIVE
Remember Hulme estate’s torrid to tepid past? Well if you don’t (or you do), read on. Because we couldn’t resist asking the resident lens-witness of those ebbs and flows a few questions on what he remembers from those years – Manchester’s loyal-est photographer Al Baker. October 2011 PC: Where and when did you live in […]
Free for Arts – Piccadilly Place
Piccadilly Place was the gritty, concrete, spare home to Free for All (Part 1) and Child’s Play for one colourful week
Free for Arts Festival SPECIAL – The price of art
We went on a free art crawl. *Sponsored by Vitamin Water and Kopparberg
FFAF – Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters pushed its clothes aside and made room for some Art
Gallery guide – Whitworth Art Gallery
Our introduction to the crucial galleries around and the pick of what’s on ahead.
Graffiti Special – A short history of graffiti in Manchester
From the riot-provoked graffiti that recently graced walls near you, we traced the way back to the explosion of graffiti in Manchester in student-friendly Hulme in the late 80s.
Hulme is where the art is (Web Exclusive)
More from our GRAFFITI SPECIAL. Hulme’s currently pleasant and middle-class face masks a hidden past of cultural rejection and dissent – so much so that it became the underground Mecca of all things creative, including and especially graffiti.