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16 Jan 2018
blueprint studios guided walk manchester

NOT QUITE LIGHT WEEKEND 2018

Not Quite Weekend 2018 to be staged in Salford and Manchester, inspired by the project “From Trinity To The Crescent” I’m delighted announce that I’ll be staging a second Not Quite Light Weekend, following on from the award winning event in 2016. The dates are May 18th- 20th The weekend will see a series of events involving art, architecture, literature, music and debate. Subscribe to be the first to hear any announcement and special deals on tickets.

07 Dec 2017
book 5 plus architects

CHARITY CHOSEN FOR BOOK

My limited edition book ‘You Live With Us, We Live With You’ was published in September. The charity that I’ve chosen for the book, with the agreement of 5 Plus Architects, is 42ndStreet Manchester. Based in their Horsfall building in Ancoats, Manchester, it’s a fantastic charity, with 36 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Art is very much part of their programme of activities. […]

31 Oct 2017
Great Eastern Street Hotel London

LIMITED EDITION BOOK NOW ON SALE

The project “You Live With Us, We Live You”, which was commissioned by 5 Plus Architects, is now on sale as a limited edition book. 10 buildings are featured – 6 in Manchester and 4 in London. Each chapter contains a written piece and 6 images from the work. All of the money is going to charity. To purchase the book click here. You can also see a gallery of the photographs here. There is a podcast inspired by the […]

31 Oct 2017
not quite light podcast the hive

LISTEN TO THE NEW NOT QUITE LIGHT PODCAST

I’ve been intending to do a podcast for Not Quite Light for some time, and now they begin! I’ve published the first one. It’s inspired by the project “You Live With Us, We Live You” which was commissioned by 5 Plus Architects. I go on the roof of The Hive building in Manchester to watch dawn come up over the city, and chat to Jon Matthews from 5 plus. I also talk with whistling Way, the security guard on duty […]

26 Feb 2017
River irwell near water street manchester

ORDSALL CHORD, MANCHESTER 7.07AM

WATER STREET 7.07AM Yet again the weather forecast had failed me. Rain spattered into my glasses as the clouds above surged into the distance, following an unseen agenda that all below would simply have to cope with. Beneath where I was standing, near the Victoria and Albert hotel, a million droplets strafed the Irwell, causing the gulls to twist and swirl as if trying to throw off an attacking fighter plane. A business man stomped towards his large BMW, frowning […]

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