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Art

Photographer turns camera on herself to reveal burden of body shape expectations

A highly personal series of self-portraits from a University of Northampton lecturer will go on public display this week. Weight Bearing is Haley Morris-Cafiero’s response to an increase in requests for help with disordered eating during lockdown. The photographic series...

First artists to display at Vulcan Works revealed

Three students from the University of Northampton are set to be the first artists to display their work at the town’s new £14m cultural hub. Postgraduate artists Georgia Watkins, Gillie Masters and Natasha Toms will have a year’s worth of...

A fresh look at 15 Collingwood

It's peaches. It's oranges. It's pink grapefruit. It's 15 Collingwood's delicious new look as Northampton's beloved design and lifestyle store readies itself for life after Covid restrictions. Owner Rocco Catalano opened in 2013 and has been providing the town with...

When you make public art you have big shoes to fill

A new sculpture trail is being created in the town - the Northampton Shoe Sculpture Trail. Giant shoes on plinths - created by Noel Blakeman Ltd and decorated by local artists - are being installed at 12 locations in the...

How arthritis changed Jan’s approach to her art

Jan Harrington was an exhibiting artist working in pen and ink before arthritis made creating art increasingly difficult. It was while she was studying Fine Art at University of Northampton that she hit upon the answer - working with tape. Now...

Chalk tall at the Lightning Bolt drawing world championships

The weekend saw a unique event take place on Northampton's Racecourse just outside the pavilion. Promotion was quite underground: word of mouth, Facebook, an article in the NQ, a broadcast on community radio and Bill Pollard in The Lamplighter...

FAMfest: discover your community the Emporium Way

There are parts of Northampton that have a bit of their own special magic and Emporium Way is one of them. Yes, I can see the pictures. I have not gone completely bonkers. It is a pretty brutal concrete...

New Writers Nights: How to make a happening happen

A study commissioned by an online casino in March last year revealed the top 10 topics for conversations in pubs, writes Dan McGarry. For those of you that remember the iconic scene in Trainspotting; “Whet are yous talken...

The man who recreates Northampton’s lost landmark buildings

Many of Northampton's lost landmark buildings have been recreated in amazing detail by a model railway enthusiast. (Pictures by Dave Ikin) The old Victorian Emporium arcade replaced by the Grosvenor Centre and many other scenes from the town centre, such as...

Sexual outlaws in a time of social unrest

The Racecourse Pavilion, Northampton recently hosted the launch event for a beautiful and impactful exhibition of photographs, featuring portraiture with a political and social story to tell. Liz Carroll-Wheat attended the launch and met with photographer Matthew Toresen, to discuss...
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