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: 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: 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.

Photo: Ellie Johsnon

In the latest instalment of ‘Art in Mancunia’ we present Ellie Johnson, whose photography examines the historical connotations of bread with feminine domesticity

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: Duncal Hill @Wikimedia Commons

A swarm of worker bees cover our city, from street signs to paving slabs to the Manchester University crest, the Manchester Bee is everywhere. But how many of us really know the history behind the bee?

Photo: Selfridges

Lily Rosenberg reviews Selfridges latest campaign, ‘State of the Arts’, a show which attempts to make art more accessible, highlighting the link between art and fashion, yet she believes fails to execute a truly effective installation

Photo: Shay Rowan

Art in Mancunia presents an award-winning spoken word poet, languages student Frank Adams, who will wow you with his powerful words and masterfully constructed poetry

Our latest Art in Mancunia artist, Jas Sykes, provides us with two brightly coloured paintings which explore the universal themes of ‘intimacy and isolation’

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: Eleonore Meningaud

Eleonore Meningaud reviews ‘The Binary Exhibition’, a show at Partisan Collective which aimed to underline the duality of the subject through language, dialect, and how we are often torn between the sight of two realities

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: 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: 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

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