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Is it Art? The house with too many sockets
14th November 2019

Is it Art? The house with too many sockets

In this week’s Is it Art?, Chess Bradley examines a house in Pinner with too many sockets
Review: ‘Leonardo: The Works’: an art lover’s dream, everyone else’s nightmare
11th November 2019

Review: ‘Leonardo: The Works’: an art lover’s dream, everyone else’s nightmare

Chess Bradley considers whether Leonardo: The Works is worth nearly two hours of your time
Is it Art?: The White Painting
8th November 2019

Is it Art?: The White Painting

In this “Is it Art?”, David Rose considers whether the blank, white painting can be considered art
Preview: Stealing Sheep ‘“Big Wows” Video Series Premiere at Everyman Cinema
7th November 2019

Preview: Stealing Sheep ‘“Big Wows” Video Series Premiere at Everyman Cinema

Manchester’s Everyman Cinema St John’s is hosting the Stealing Sheep “BIG WOWS” Video Series Premiere on Wednesday, 13 November
The Bauhaus in Britain: Beyond Bauhaus at the RIBA
7th November 2019

The Bauhaus in Britain: Beyond Bauhaus at the RIBA

Looking for something arty to see the next time you’re in London? Lisa Habernik considers whether the Beyond Bauhaus is worth seeing…
Review: ‘What’s in a Mind?’: A Night of Poetry Looking at Mental Health
7th November 2019

Review: ‘What’s in a Mind?’: A Night of Poetry Looking at Mental Health

Writer Lauren Poole recalls ‘What’s in a Mind?’, a poetry and spoken word evening focusing on mental health
Cold War Steve: Art for the Brexit Age
31st October 2019

Cold War Steve: Art for the Brexit Age

Is Cold War Steve the artist we need in these times of political uncertainty?
Is it art?: MyManchester
31st October 2019

Is it art?: MyManchester

In this ‘Is it Art?’, Chess Bradley considers whether the new MyManchester website can be considered art
Is it Art? Rooney v. Vardy
17th October 2019

Is it Art? Rooney v. Vardy

In this new and absurd column, Chess Bradley analyses whether a selection of everyday things can be seen as art. This week: Rooney v. Vardy
Nantes: The Manchester of France
17th October 2019

Nantes: The Manchester of France

Bella Jewell reflects upon her experience of Nantes – a north western French city whose gritty past and innovative present channels the atmosphere of Manchester  

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Paradise Works: MILLENNIALISM
17th October 2019

Paradise Works: MILLENNIALISM

Lisa Habernik explores MILLENIALISM, an exhibition at Paradise Works exploring Millennial life
The world’s funniest photography competition
14th October 2019

The world’s funniest photography competition

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards engages the public with conservation through its refreshing take on the often grandiose world of wildlife photography
Review: ‘The Channel’ in collaboration with Journeys Festival International
9th October 2019

Review: ‘The Channel’ in collaboration with Journeys Festival International

Katie Hourigan reviews The Channel, an installation which is highlighting the stories of refugees
Pearl Alcock: The colourful artist you’ve probably never heard of
9th October 2019

Pearl Alcock: The colourful artist you’ve probably never heard of

As part of Black History Month Chess Bradley discusses the colourful art of outsider artist Pearl Alcock
Rainbow Noir: Here: Celebrating LGBTQI people of colour at HOME
9th October 2019

Rainbow Noir: Here: Celebrating LGBTQI people of colour at HOME

As part of Black History Month, Chess Bradley discusses Tom Quayle’s beautiful, joyful images of the LGBTQI group Rainbow Noir
The Circle: A Surprising Piece of Performance Art
6th October 2019

The Circle: A Surprising Piece of Performance Art

Chess Bradley considers Channel 4’s the Circle as a piece of performance art that experiments with perception in the digital age
Is it time white feminism left Frida Kahlo alone?
4th October 2019

Is it time white feminism left Frida Kahlo alone?

Chess Bradley ponders whether we have collectively reduced Frida Kahlo into a pop feminism icon
Celebrating Keith Haring: Why his work is still important
3rd October 2019

Celebrating Keith Haring: Why his work is still important

With Keith Haring’s first major retrospective in the UK being displayed at the Liverpool Tate, Chess Bradley considers the importance of Keith Haring’s work
Student Art Pass: A year’s worth of art for £5
26th September 2019

Student Art Pass: A year’s worth of art for £5

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Future Cities: Technopolis & Everyday Life
26th September 2019

Future Cities: Technopolis & Everyday Life

Lisa Habernik discusses Future Cities, an exhibition considering the role of technology in modern cities.

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