Parkour and dance show ‘On Edge’ highlights modern slavery

A col­lab­o­ra­tive park­our dance the­atre pro­duc­tion called ‘On Edge’ is cur­rent­ly play­ing at fes­ti­vals and the­atres around the coun­try. The idea was the cre­ation of vision­ary artis­tic direc­tor Anja Mein­hardt, direc­tor of the­atre com­pa­ny Jus­tice in Motion. On Edge brings togeth­er mem­bers of the Park­our, slack­line, dance and the­atre com­mu­ni­ty. The aim of the production…

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Invitation to Shirley Baker exhibition

The print exhi­bi­tion is at The Pho­tog­ra­phers’ Gallery in Lon­don and starts on Thurs­day 21st June. It runs until the 28th July, with a selec­tion of prints on show, all avail­able to buy.

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Women, Children; and Loitering Men by Shirley Baker at Manchester Art Gallery

This is repost­ed from last year, as the exhi­bi­tion has just won Best Art Exhi­bi­tion at Man­ches­ter CityLife Awards. The cer­e­mo­ny was host­ed at The Deaf Insti­tute. From 19th May, Man­ches­ter Art Gallery will show the exhi­bi­tion Women, Chil­dren; and Loi­ter­ing Men, pho­tographs by Shirley Bak­er tak­en pri­mar­i­ly in the 1960s. Of Bak­er’s pro­lif­ic out­put, these photographs…

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Here We Are Burberry photo exhibition

There is bare­ly a moment, whether it be a fash­ion move­ment or a colour­ful cake, that does­n’t find itself Insta­grammed to death these days. How dif­fer­ent were those post-war decades as British soci­ety dust­ed itself down and embraced a chang­ing world – build­ings, fur­ni­ture, tribes, fash­ion, music, food and hol­i­days, so much was tempt­ing­ly on…

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True Faith: Manchester Art Gallery

Joy Divi­sion and New Order have had a pro­found effect on the cre­ative arts, inspir­ing not only musi­cians but artists, writ­ers, illus­tra­tors and film mak­ers. Their visu­al lega­cy is now being doc­u­ment­ed in a new exhi­bi­tion open­ing in Man­ches­ter as part of the Man­ches­ter Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val (MIF17). Tak­ing place at Man­ches­ter Art Gallery from 30th…

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Space 36: the Brexit issue

Wait­ing to Exhale: a cre­ative explo­ration in response to Brex­it A sub­ur­ban house turned into an exper­i­men­tal and beau­ti­ful space for the cre­ation of project-based art, this is the essence of Space 36, in Fins­bury Park, north Lon­don. In 2016, the own­ers of the house, Ahmed Farooqui and Alan Swann, held an exhi­bi­tion which they chose…

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A powerhouse of a show: North at Open Eye Gallery

UPDATE: North: fash­ion­ing iden­ti­ty takes place at Som­er­set House 8th Novem­ber to 4th Feb­ru­ary. The exhi­bi­tion focus­es on work from the North show in Liv­er­pool plus addi­tion­al exhibits North: Iden­ti­ty, Pho­tog­ra­phy, Fash­ion at Liv­er­pool’s Open Eye Gallery, 6th Jan to 19th March 2017, is the first exhi­bi­tion to be held as part of their 40th anniver­sary year.…

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Shirley Baker photographs in new show at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

A major exhi­bi­tion opens at Open Eye Gallery on the water­front in Liv­er­pool on 5th Jan­u­ary 2017, which will include a few works of Man­ches­ter pho­tog­ra­ph­er Shirley Bak­er. The mul­ti-media show called North: Iden­ti­ty, Pho­tog­ra­phy, Fash­ion, will exam­ine the way the north has been depict­ed in var­i­ous media. Five works by Shirley Bak­er are includ­ed in the…

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Moving Forward: photo exhibition by homeless young people

The pri­vate view of Mov­ing For­ward pho­tog­ra­phy exhi­bi­tion took place on Thurs­day 14th July at the glam­orous offices of The Guardian in Kings Cross, on a rare sun­ny evening with sun flood­ing into the space. Mov­ing For­ward fea­tures beau­ti­ful pho­tographs by a group of young stu­dents who have been tak­ing cre­ative work­shops at Ravens­bourne Col­lege, but what makes this exhi­bi­tion all the more…

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