Hopes, dreams and nightmares at Central Library

A vintage, four-legged stereo system stands on a small stage in Central Library’s performance space. The audience gathered around it are invited to tune into late-night talk radio show Dream FM, whose presenter asks a deceptively simple question: “Where do you drift behind closed eyes?” Since August, residents from across Greater Manchester have been leaving…

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Photographer Sharon Latham on touring the world and her Bolton roots

“I used to go to open mic nights and photograph everything that was going on,” Sharon Latham says of her early career. “I got known around Liverpool as that woman with the camera.” These days, she is better known for covering stadium touring bands like the Foo Fighters and Bruce Springsteen. I caught up with…

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Investigating toxic clouds and environmental racism with Forensic Architecture

On Juneteenth last year, a day commemorating the emancipation of African American people from slavery, members of St James Parish gathered at the Buena Vista burial site in Louisiana. A video posted to YouTube shows mourners clutching bouquets of flowers whilst others hold black umbrellas to protect them from the hot sun. The group had…

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