Manchester's Public Art
From Lemn Sissay’s series of poems adorning the walls and pavements through to the classical Ford Madox Brown murals at the Town Hall, but what other artworks lie in wait of discovery throughout the city? What about off the streets and into the everyday; the negative spaces where you spend so much time? There is almost always art in these functional buildings, only it’s not usually very good....
The Albert Hall & Aston Institute
Inside the Albert Hall, Manchester Photos by Andrew Brooks The Albert Hall and Aston Institute, built in 1910 by W J Morley, was home to the Manchester and Salford Wesleyan Mission, though today it stands empty awaiting renovation. The ground floor was occupied as Brannigan’s bar for several years and many people have passed through these doors but did they realise just how ornate the...