Grandmaster Flash: The Message

It’s a sweltering Wednesday night in Manchester, as we await the special guest. The opening act has gone, the stage has been cleared, and is set for the trailblazer of modern turntable technicians and self-styled scientist, Grandmaster Flash. Hip hop has changed immeasurably since its salad days, where a raw, anti-disco, New York underground movement […]

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Jumping the Shark: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

It was the personification of spangly TV sci-fi served with a thick slice of Colby cheese. Produced in the 70’s and based 500 years into the future, Buck Rogers envisioned a post-apocalyptic 25th Century Earth where space-age villainy, stargates and copious amounts of spandex reigned supreme. Cryonically induced into a state of suspended animation following […]

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Mind Matters

The services of Sigmund Freud serves as a fitting space to showcase the work of Louise Bourgeois whose exhibition The Return of the Repressed explores her thirty years of ambivalent attachment to psychoanalysis.

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Polaroid Prince

Initially gaining recognition for a collaboration with Dior in 1980, subsequent campaigns for Yves Saint-Laurent and Valentino and covers for Vogue and Vogue Italia have earned Italian photographer Paolo Roversi, a place within fashion’s aristocracy.

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