Ankle-breaking dance floors and imagined futures as the British Art Show descends on Manchester
‘Modernism is wasted on penguins’
Dear members — “No one who goes to galleries regularly expects to like all, or even anything, that they see,” writes Phil Griffin in a characteristically witty report from the British Art Show’s Manchester visit. And yet, against the odds, like it he does! Find out why you should be carving out space in your week to go and see it.
In a different Mancunian success story, our weekend read about the working-class author Jack Hilton really struck a chord and has become one of our most popular stories to date. In the comments, many of you asked where you can read Hilton or if there is any update on getting his writing back into print. Jack Chadwick, who wrote the piece, has replied to some of those comments. Answering a member called Penny, he wrote: “We're moving into talks with publishers now — Hilton should be back in bookshops where he belongs, after the eighty year absence”.
If you work in publishing or know anyone who does, please do send them the piece and encourage them to email Ja…
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