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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 (newlight-art.org.uk)

Leeds

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 (porticoquartet.com)

Manchester

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 (greatnorthernevents.co.uk) 

Liverpool

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

10 Oct, O2 Academy (mariboustate.co.uk)

Manchester

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 (cfcca.org.uk) 

Blackpool

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 (grundyartgallery.com)

Manchester

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 (puppetrebellion.com)

Sheffield

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 (fableduk.bandcamp.com)

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