The bricks of prejudice: a temple to health and inequality in Edwardian England
(6 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst takes a trip to the baths to discover what makes a building great.
A history of cold stones and warm breath
(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds ecclesiastical magnificence on a main road in Manchester.
The likeness of Agnes Bamber
(5 minute read) A discovery in a charity shop in Manchester, Northern England, leads Adam Brocklehurst to reflect on relationships across social divides.
A masterpiece or mishap? A church which reignites the debate over 60s architecture
(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst visits a Manchester church and discovers a powerful monument to God and modernity.
The Eyes of Annie Swynnerton
(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst learns life lessons from a forgotten English artist whose work challenged attitudes to women in her time.
The artist who caught a world in flux
(7 minute read) L. S. Lowry’s charming matchstick men are loved and loathed in equal measure. But as Adam Brocklehurst points out, there was more to Lowry than quirky depictions of northern English grime. He has a message for a society coming to grips with a new normal …