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Mystical and Mystifying: Krabi 2562 – Reviewed

The modern day and the past overlap in this dreamlike collaborative feature from directors Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong, finds Mike Pinnington…   Detective story, ghost story, travelogue; a eulogy to cinema and a...


Despair, Hope and ‘Doomscrolling’ in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

“Someone has to do something.” Luke Penny on the eerie parallels in Paul Schrader’s 2017 film, First Reformed, with our compulsive doomscrolling of social media… We’re six months into a global pandemic and...

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“We’re experts at taking risks.” On the fraught issue of artists’ pay

Is being an artist now so precarious as to be unhealthy? Sue Flowers draws on her own experiences and those of others working in the sector to consider what more can be done…...

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Don McCullin – The Sublime amid the Maelstrom

Don McCullin’s has been a career spent documenting anguish. But, finds Mike Pinnington, his lens is equally capable of capturing quotidian, humane scenes…  There is something of the sublime about the black and...

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Queer Contemporaries @ Air Gallery, Altrincham – Reviewed

Connection, alienation and domesticity: Lucy Holt reviews Short Supply’s latest exhibition that speaks directly to a broad spectrum of queer experience… There’s an ongoing conversation around the Cheshire town of Altrincham that things are...


Culture Diary – On Our Radar

Our first post-lockdown pick of the week’s arts, design, film and music events looks a little different. It still features our selections of some of the best cultural offerings from around the North...


“Short Supply has really gained traction” – Prospering Post-Graduation

The period immediately after graduation can be bewildering. Outside of the university bubble, the question for many is “What next?” Short Supply – AKA Mollie Balshaw and Rebekah Beasley – has you covered…...

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Playlist: Manchester Collective

The last few months have been a tremendously difficult, stressful time for us all, not least events organisers. But Manchester Collective are looking to buck the trend with the release of Recreation, their...

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Towards Inclusive Curating: Who gets to Curate Exhibitions?

How do we open up the field of curating – a position of gatekeeping and complicated power dynamics? With the publication of her new book, Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art, Jade French talks to Bluecoat’s...