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XMAS – Wishing you a Merry Mancunian Christmas!

Check out our top 5 picks for festive fun in Manchester this December

This week: 10 – 16 December

It’s the final countdown, and we’re looking beyond the shopping frenzy for some wholesome fun

This week: 03 - 09 December

It’s early December, and there’s so much to do… just make sure having FUN is high on your list!

XMAS – a Grinch’s guide to the festive season

If baubles are sending you bonkers, and – no – you don’t want a gingerbread latte, it’s time to plan your escape

This week: 26 - 02 December

Our top picks this week include Christmas craft, witch craft, fairy tales and Love Actually with a live orchestra.

XMAS – Top Twinkling Trails

As cities start to throb with shoppers, why not wrap up and head for the great Christmassy outdoors?

Lighten up: an interview with Richard Wheater

It's a sign - here's why you should make Neon your new favourite hobby

5 shows to catch at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

The internationally renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is gearing up to present its 41st edition of ground-breaking new and experimental music featuring 50+ concerts, installations, exhibitions and talks.

Armistice Day 100 years

Find events to commemorate and learn about the end of World War One.

This week: 05 - 11 November

This week’s culture scene is full of food for thought, inspired by science, nature and history

“Looking at Tudor paintings through Tudor eyes…”

Renowned historian and broadcaster David Starkey has curated a brand new exhibition in Hever Castle’s Long Gallery, which aims to recreate what a typical Long Gallery would have looked like during the reign of Henry VIII.

“Radical, unconventional and international…"

The Bloomsbury Group may be a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean their work and relevance has to be. In this spirit, Charleston House in East Sussex has opened an exhibition space filled with work inspired by the work of the renowned artistic group!

Opening exhibitions at Charleston in South Downs

Discover the Charleston Trust's brand new exhibition space with their programme of thought-provoking and innovative exhibitions

The (floral) fabric of society

If you’re a fan of floral patterned fabric, you’ll love Dovecot Studios’ major retrospective on Liberty art fabrics and their impact on British fashion since 1875! We chatted to curator Kate Grenyer ahead of the exhibition.

“The poster became an art form.”

The Scottish National Gallery are exploring the work of poster pioneer Toulouse Lautrec in their upcoming exhibition “Pin-ups: Toulouse Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity”. We chatted to curator Hannah Brocklehurst to get the low down.

Gardens just don’t lose their charm for artists!

The Enchanted Garden at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery explores how gardens have been an ongoing inspiration through 100 years of art history. We chatted to curator Amy Barker to learn more about the artists who have flirted with fauna and flora in their work.

Cause we are living in a Bacterial World!

We chatted to Professor Paul Smith, Director of Oxford Museum of Natural History, about the upcoming Bacterial World exhibition, which seeks to address the misconception that bacteria is something you need to clean off your kitchen surface!

Spotlight On: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, situated on the banks of the River Kelvin and near Kelvingrove Park, is now one of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations

“I didn’t just want to tell a DJ’s story”

We chatted to Manchester music legend and former Haçienda DJ “DJ Paulette” about her upcoming installation “Homebird” at the Lowry Galleries.

“On the threshold between life and death”

We chatted to Mark Espiner, a Director from collaborative theatre company Sound&Fury about their immersive sound installation Charlie Ward, which places audiences in the heart of a makeshift wartime hospital.

A Culture Vulture’s Guide to Coventry

With Coventry being the next City of Culture in 2021 we thought it was high time we rounded up some of the city’s cultural hot-spots.

Life in Motion: An Interview with Curator Tamar Hemmes

We chatted to curator Tamar Hemmes about the current exhibition at the Tate Liverpool, which analyses the works of Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman in reference to the themes of movement and the human body.

The Other Art Fair, Bristol

Want to escape from the heat this weekend? Head to The Other Art Fair in Bristol to recuperate out of the sun with work from the UK’s top emerging and independent artists… some of which you may be tempted to purchase and take home with you!

An Interview with Curator Helen Thornton

If, like Carrie Bradshaw, you’re obsessed with shoes, then York Castle Museum has the exhibition for you. We chatted to curator Helen Thornton the exhibition that pits Vivienne Westwood’s wild creations against the museum’s historical collection.

Edinburgh Art Festival: An Interview with Sorcha Carey

We caught up with Sorcha Carey, the Director of Edinburgh Art Festival, the only major annual festival dedicated to visual art in the country, which is running its 15th edition this year.

SUBJECT: Antony Gormley exhibition hits Kettle’s Yard

Antony Gormley returns to the city of his alma mater to present SUBJECT, a site specific exhibition that explores the spaces of Kettle’s Yard’s recently refurbished gallery.

The Wonder Project: An Interview with Andy Franzkowiak

We chatted to Andy Franzkowiak, director of Shrinking Space arts collective, who have developed an after-hours experience at Kew Wakehurst, Sussex, exploring our relationship with nature through a series of interdisciplinary art installations.

Do It for the Gram: An Interview with Will Bower

We caught up Will Bower, Managing Director of the Selfie Factory, ahead of the launch of the UK’s first made for Instagram exhibition in Brighton. We discussed his inspirations, escapism, and how selfies may be able to promote confidence and happiness.

Spotlight On: The Whitworth, Manchester

Discover Mancheser's "gallery in the park"!

The Marvellous Mechanical Museum at Compton Verney

Compton Verney’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum looks back to the spectacular automata exhibitions of the 18th Century, and charts artists’ experiments with clockwork and robotics through the ages.

A Slice Through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings

Modern Art Oxford’s latest exhibition demonstrates how the art of drawing is still prevalent in the digital age, and how it responds to contemporary issues.

America’s Cool Modernism at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The term “cool” has many connotations. But the Ashmolean’s latest exhibition isn’t referring to low temperature, this is American Cool in reference to a sense of detachment to the modern world exhibited by a range of 20s and 30s American modern artists.

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Whether it’s cutting-edge design, contemporary artwork or mind-blowing street art, we bring you the best of the UK’s art and design scene. From blockbuster exhibitions to niche shows you won't hear about anywhere else, we aim to keep you up-to-date with the best and latest must-see art works. 
 

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