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Things to do next week

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New Light: The Fourth Biennial Prize Exhibition, which shines a light on northern talent and features a mix of paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, heads back north.  

13 Oct, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery (


With echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, Mercury prize-nominated Portico Quartet perform tracks from their 2017 album Art In The Age of Automation before heading back to the studio.

12 Oct, Belgrave Music Hall (


The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is four days of cutting-edge craft and design featuring over 150 of the UK’s designer-makers.

11-14 Oct, Upper Campfield Market ( 


Electronic duo Maribou State tour in support of their second album Kingdoms in Colour.

10 Oct, O2 Academy (


Hong Kong Soup by Mandy Barker is a selection of photographs depicting with ironic beauty the waste plastic debris washed up from the ocean and collected from beaches in Hong Kong.

12 Oct-20 Jan, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art ( 


Taking its title from a 1929 Blackpool Illuminations marketing poster, Better And More Than Ever Before is an exhibition of artefacts, images and posters celebrating the heritage of the annual light show.*

Until 15 Dec, Grundy Art Gallery (


Big Issue North fundraisers and friends, Manchester five-piece Puppet Rebellion perform tracks from their current album Chemical Friends.  

13 Oct, Band on the Wall (


Brainchild of saxophonist-clarinettist Sam Rapley*, Fabled tour, with material from their debut album Short Stories tackling life, love, and death, inspired by jazz, literature, classical, world and indie music. 

10 Oct, Lescar (

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