Shocking ‘sex manual’ from 1720 – banned until the 1960s

A ‘secrets of sex manual’ dating back to 1720, that was banned until the 1960s due to its shocking content, has been unearthed. Political correctness...

First names revealed for Rochdale’s Lit Fest

The first names on the line-up for this year’s Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival have been revealed. The seven-day festival in October will feature talk...

Life and works of James Joyce to be explored through food

The mouth-watering tastes and smells of James Joyce’s Dublin will be recreated for a one-off literary dinner party. Tasting Joyce (2nd November, James Joyce Centre) is a...

Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies

They say life begins at 50. And for artist Steve Capper, everything came into focus when he took early retirement at 52. Spending 30 years...

Renowned fashion photographer and contemporary artist showcases new collection at King Street gallery

A celebrated fashion photographer and contemporary artist made an appearance at King Street last week to showcase his latest collection. Raphael Mazzucco flew over from...

Manchester’s Arndale celebrates the City with new murals

Manchester is well-known for its amazing, Instagram-worthy pieces of street art, and now shoppers at Manchester Arndale can snap two new giant murals dedicated to...

Manchester Cathedral marks two very special occasions

On Thursday 14 September, after twelve years in the planning, the dedication and blessing of the new Stoller Organ took place with an Inaugural...

Can sea lions dance? Science research inspires new classical music

What if Benjamin Britten had taken inspiration from biomechanics and Antonio Vivaldi from artificial intelligence? Student composers are going some way towards finding out by using...

RNCM Announces 2017 Honorands

Actress and singer Dame Patricia Routledge is amongst the Royal Northern College of Music’s 2017 Honorands, alongside pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, violinist Henning Kraggerud, and...

Three Masterworks By L.S. Lowry to Appear at Auction at Sotheby’s

One of the great painters of modern life, Lowry’s paintings capture life in the cities of the Industrial North of England and find beauty...

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