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Manchester revisited: the familiar and the unfamiliar #2

Walking around the Northern Quarter, I was reminded of recent conversations I’ve had with dance artist-academics Vicky Hunter, Amy Voris and Emma Meehan and Natalie Garrett-Brown – about recognising and acknowledging our emotional connections to place(s). Vicky described how we … Continue reading

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Manchester revisited: the familiar and the unfamiliar #1

This next two posts are a photo document of my first walk around the city of Manchester after lock-down. From Piccadilly Station, through the Northern Quarter, back through the Piccadilly area. It was fascinating to walk around an area, that … Continue reading

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Bradford city centre – architectural delights #2

Following on from the previous post, on Bradford city centre and high street. I present some more images of Bradford city centre and it’s public realm. I’m hoping to have time in the next few months to think more about … Continue reading

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Bradford city centre – architectural delights #1

I have recently visited Bradford city centre on a number of occasions. I’ve been working with partner organisations Wur Bradford and Bradford Civic Society to host an event to begin to explore solutions to city centre issues from the bottom … Continue reading

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Exploring and photographing green space / green infrastructure Levenshulme #2

Here are few more photographs of my walk through Highfield Country Park at the New Year. Image credits: Sarah Spanton

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Exploring and photographing green space / green infrastructure in Levenshulme #1

At the New Year, I spent sometime further exploring my neighbourhood Levenshulme, Manchester – with a walk through Highfield Country Park, a local nature reserve.  This is a great example of a green space which volunteer group Friends of Highfield … Continue reading

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Levenshulme Close Up #1

Having become a resident of Levenshulme recently, I’m going to undertake series of blog posts over the next year or so, that look at the neighbourhood in close-up, in detail, at textures, patterns and surfaces. I saw these collages on … Continue reading

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Intimate photography exhibition – ‘Separate + Together: bringing June Street to Miles Platting’

On Friday 16th June, I attended the opening day of a significant photographic exhibition Separate + Together: Bringing June Street to Miles Platting taking place in the church hall of Church of the Apostles in Miles Platting. It brings together … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #3 – questioning how women’s bodies are displayed

The third post on visual activism in the urban landscape, I found this one day in September outside Marks and Spencer’s on St Mary’s Gate in the city centre of Manchester. This Pussy Riot-styled and carefully placed translucent sticker (I … Continue reading

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Visual activism in the urban landscape #1 – how immigrants have made Britain what it is today

These next three posts focus on visual activism – encompassing a variety of forms of street art, guerrilla campaigning, using posters, stickers, paintings and drawing placed in the urban landscape. These images were all taken whilst going about my daily … Continue reading

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