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Photo: Yang Sweeps

For the finale of the ‘Art in Mancunia’ event, the Manchester-based psyche rock band, Yang Sweeps, will perform in one of Manchester’s most iconic venues

Photo: Pit-yacker @ Wikimedia Commons

Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reviews the ‘Big Screen, Little Screen’ event, including the work of Robert Vas, which makes up part of Jewish History month, and reflects on the importance of such events in our current political climate which has seen increasing hostility towards minority groups

Photo: Jennifer Mei

Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reflects on Manchester born Chris Ofili’s ‘The Holy Virgin Mary’, which featured in Charles Saatchi’s exhibition ‘Sensation’ in 1997, in relation to challenging the nature of art and conventional reverence associated with religious imagery.

Photo: Priya Ray

Art in Mancunia: Priya Ray

In this instalment of Art in Mancunia, Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reviews Priya Ray’s ‘Absence’ Project: a photographic series exploring loss and life after bereavement

Photo: Artwork by Bella Middleton

In the run-up to the Art in Mancunia exhibition, we present the alliterating pair, Hal Dixon and Hector O’Shea, whose ambient Techno blended with disco and heavy dance music will have those fallow gals stomping in their platforms at Antwerp on Thursday

Photo: 'The night is darkening around me' @ Maya Sharp

Art in Mancunia: Maya Sharp

Saoirse Akhtar Farren speaks with student artist, Maya Sharp, looking at how her photography reconnects with literary classics and powerful landscapes, in her deeply mysterious photographic series.

Photo: Plum Leaves @ Flickr

Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reviews the plentiful Pre-Raphaelite exhibition currently on show at The Lowry, and explores L. S. Lowry’s admiration of the avant-garde Victorian student group.

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