North West

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A photo of artist Bedwyr Williams in a seated yoga pose next to a Macclesfield instructor

"Coronation Street meets Last of the Summer Wine": Bedwyr William creates festival work with Macclesfield yogi

Sunday mornings in the sun salutation pose for Bedwyr Williams, whose new film, Flexure, will premiere at a Georgian chapel for Macclesfield's Barnaby Festival.

A photo of wildlife in Chernobyl at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry

Cameras capture Chernobyl's thriving wildlife 30 years after world's worst nuclear disaster

A two-day virtual reality event in Manchester is about to show what life looks like in Chernobyl - 30 years after Reactor 4 exploded.

a photo of a series of Bronze Age axe implements

Archaeological dig planned as metal detectorist discovers untouched Bronze Age burial mound

A campaign to excavate a rare untouched Bronze Age barrow in the North West of England has been launched following a chance discovery by an amateur metal detectorist.

A photo of the interior building from the Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection at Leighton House Museum

From Liverpool to London, the two "thoughtful and detailed" major exhibitions telling stories of the Pre-Raphaelite

Two collectors play key roles in the beautiful Pre-Raphaelite exhibitions currently being held at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery and Leighton House Museum in London.

A photo of the centre of Chester showing a Carphone Warehouse building and people

"Without doubt, Chester is the city of love": Is the walled city the place to be this Valentine's Day?

Could Chester be the city of love? Historians in the city think so - and have put some shiny ancient love symbols on display at the Grosvenor Museum for Valentine's Day.

A photo of two young women walking along a street eating chips during the 1960s

Grafters: Visions and Voices of Industrial Society offers amazing photos from the past at Manchester's People's History Museum

Ian Beesley, the photographer and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, tells Culture24 about his exhibition portraying the industrial north which is about to open in Manchester.

A photo of the front of a book about black magic

Magic, Witches and Devils in the Early Modern World: New exhibition shows diabolical encounters and ghosts from centuries ago

A new exhibition at Manchester's John Rylands Library looks at how the supernatural affected everyone from kings and queens to clergymen and maidservants.

A photo of a muddy excavation taking place to reveal various light brown Roman pots

"Pretty spectacular" finds at Roman cemetery show Carlisle "wasn't just a place where hairy barbarians were selling cows", say archaeologists

A Roman civilian cemetery full of "exceptional" cremation urns from the late 1st and early 2nd centuries has been discovered by archaeologists in Carlisle.

A photo of a pair of brown shackles used to imprison Transatlantic slaves

Object of the Week: Shackles used to imprison people below the deck of slave ships

Now the property of Liverpool's International Slavery Museum, these shackles were once used on slaver ships during the so-called Middle Passage second leg of the Transatlantic slave trade.

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