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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

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?

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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: Emmanuel Anie-Akwetey

Eva Gerretsen explores the work of Politics and International Relations student Emmanuel Anie-Akwetey, whose photographs are a dip in a pool of colour, a journey through the city you thought you knew

Photo: David Dixon @ Geograpgh

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Angus Dickson looks at the bizarre Vimto monument on Granby Row, considering its place in Manchester’s history, and how it continues to evoke a distinctly mancunian pride

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