Art

15th May 2023 | By Miles Cooke

Manchester Olympian Alan Geldard honoured with new Withington wall mural

A new mural in Withington has been created in honour of Alan Geldard, the late cyclist who won Olympic bronze at the 1948 Games in...

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28th November 2022 | By Thomas Markham

‘It’s Coming Home’: Iconic Lowry painting returns to public gallery after record-breaking sale

Mesmerised Mancunians traveled in their droves to see L.S Lowry’s ‘Going to the Match’ as the painting is rehung in The Lowry Art Gallery. The...

27th October 2022 | By Chloe Graber

Black history month celebrated through creativity at central library event

Black creativity celebratory evening in Manchester Central Library Fashion show, art exhibition, word performance Brought by Bob Expo, Cultureville and Business IP Greater Manchester Carole...

LS Lowry Going to the Match 1953 Professional Footballers’ Association, on loan to The Lowry Collection, Salford © The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015

26th October 2022 | By Thomas Mansbridge

Lowry successfully bids £7.8m to keep Going to the Match painting

Featured Image - LS Lowry Going to the Match 1953 Professional Footballers’ Association, on loan to The Lowry Collection, Salford - The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015

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16th June 2022 | By Jessica Barnes

Still Parents exhibition breaks the silence on the trauma of baby loss

An exhibition focussing on the grieving voices of parents who have experienced baby loss is being staged at the Whitworth art gallery. The exhibition blends artwork, objects, and poetry...

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14th June 2022 | By Tyrese King

Manchester’s Festival of Libraries returns

The Festival of Libraries returns to Greater Manchester to celebrate all 133 of the public libraries in the region. Since the pandemic the importance of libraries and literature in general have...

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14th June 2022 | By Tyrese King

Salaam festival shines a spotlight on Muslim culture in Manchester

  The Salaam Festival is a Manchester-based biennial festival that explores the future of Muslim art and culture through original work. Its aim is to...

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1st March 2022 | By Megan Traviss

In conversation with Venture Arts: the Manchester charity with a mission to empower disabilities within the arts

The Northern Quota sat down for a chat with Venture Arts’ project manager, Sarah Boulter. Sarah has worked with Venture Arts for a year and...

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3rd February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

Happy Chinese New Year: what’s on and how to celebrate in Manchester this week

Manchester has welcomed the Chinese new year in – the year of the tiger – with with a selection of socially distanced celebrations.  The celebrations include...

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3rd February 2022 | By Marina Argirova

HOME cinema welcomes art lovers and artists in annual open exhibition

The Manchester Open Exhibition opened up this week – for the second time ever – in HOME cinema. The exhibition, which is open and free to...

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15th December 2021 | By Tyrese King

Communities aren’t given enough of a voice, says Whitworth Gallery Director

  The director of the Whitworth Museum and Manchester Art Gallery, Alastair Hudson, takes time out to discuss the importance of building and strengthening ties...

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8th December 2021 | By Tyrese King

Linda Brogan reminisces about the 80s and the Reno shining a light on Manchester’s past

Growing up in Manchester during the 1970s was a difficult period for members of the Afro-Caribbean community, with Linda Brogan vividly remembering the racism the community had...

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14th November 2021 | By Tyrese King

Novel voices: Caleb Azumah Nelson and Brandon Taylor appear as part of Manchester Literature Festival

Writers Caleb Azumah Nelson and Brandon Taylor took part in a Manchester Literature Festival  event hosted by Ellah Wakatama for the first ever Narrator Voices...

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12th November 2021 | By Keiron Watkin

Man Met art student to have work displayed in Royal Academy summer exhibition

A Man Met art student at is having her work displayed at the Royal Academy summer exhibition. The RA summer show is the world’s oldest...

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2nd November 2021 | By Toni Clarke

Illuminated sculpture in Greengate Triangle is historic link to Salford’s industrial roots

A new sculpture has been unveiled in Salford symbolising its historical roots with the Industrial Revolution. The illuminated sculpture – entitled Slow Revolution – is also...

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15th October 2021 | By Tyrese King

‘I wanted to write characters that were good men’: Trini authors Monique Roffey and Ingrid Persaud on feminism and masculinity

The Manchester Literature Festival hosted Manchester Metropolitan University Lecturer Monique Roffey and author Ingrid Persaud at the Central Library on St. Peter’s Square. Roffey’s novel...

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15th October 2021 | By Tyrese King

‘We were a family under siege’: award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo speaks out at Manchester Literature Festival event

Manchester Literature Festival hosted ‘An Evening with Bernardine Evaristo’ on Monday night, the first of many live events happening this month. The sold out event was hosted...

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28th September 2021 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Bankley Gallery in Levenshulme showcases work from 20 artists selected from annual open call

The past 18 months of lockdown has influenced many artists' work which are all linked by what exhibition judge and Manchester photographer Simon Buckley describes as "a sense of melancholy, loneliness and fear" 

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21st May 2021 | By Tyrese King

The Public Campaign for the Arts are leading the charge against proposed 50% funding cut to art-based subjects in higher education

The Public Campaign for the Arts are condemning the government’s plan to cut 50% of funding for the arts in higher education. The government plans to create a new separate category...

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30th March 2021 | By Tyrese King

Literature in lockdown has meant major shift in the way bookshops operate

Over the past year, the coronavirus lockdown has had a huge impact on both people and businesses alike. The pandemic has affected many local businesses negatively, with a number...