Get your pens out: OverDrawn is back with a monthly residency at The Deaf...

Overdrawn? Lots of people are in January. That’s why it’s the perfect time of year for the return of OverDrawn for a monthly residency...

Hidden art exhibition opens in Spinningfields to help Manchester’s homeless

HOST by Hilary Jack is a series of nine hand-crafted bronze sculptures of wild flowers detailed with enamel and arranged across Spinningfields to look...

Work by former students of Manchester School of Art goes on display

Manchester's universities have produced lots of talented people who have gone on to make a huge impact on the arts. Legacy is an exhibition of...

Open date finally announced for Factory – an exceptional new arts and culture centre...

Manchester City Council has granted planning permission for Factory, an exceptional new arts and culture centre for Manchester. Due to open 2020 and operated by...

Cityscape artist creates HUGE aerial sketch of Manchester

Carl Lavia is a self-taught and self-funded artist who is on a mission to create a supersize aerial sketch of all 69 cities in...

Heart for Art: not your ordinary tattoo parlour

By all accounts, Danny Birch is something of a visionary. “The trick is to use hazelnut milk if you want to get the flavour...

Mancsy designs special Manchester Christmas jumper for charity

Popular urban artist Mancsy has teamed up with local PR agency Manc Frank to create a special Manchester jumper for Christmas Jumper Day. Only 50...

Does Manchester need more creative, radical – not retail – space?

The other Saturday I chaired a panel discussion at Texture, a new venue in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Organised by the Partisan Collective, the event...

New Manchester mosaics turning the Northern Quarter into an outdoor gallery 

Manchester mosaic artist Mark Kennedy has been active in the Northern Quarter recently - with a number of new murals which include four massive mosaics...

This new photography exhibition reveals how Britain is perceived by those outside its borders

Following on from its success at London’s prestigious Barbican, Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers opens at Manchester Art Gallery tomorrow...

The attempted assassination of Andy Warhol by the playwright Valerie Solanas

Andy Warhol is one of the most iconic figures in the art world. Instrumental in the growth of pop art and celebrity culture in...

6 great reasons to spend Christmas at HOME this year

HOME really is where the heart is this festive season as Manchester’s centre for  contemporary art, film and theatre puts on on a massive range...

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