Helen Barrett

In praise of the Dome

26 February 2022 9:00 am

We should learn to love our turn-of-the-millennium architecture, says Helen Barrett, starting with the Dome

Abstract and concrete: the beauty of brutalism

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Nothing divides the British like modernist architecture. Traditionalists are suspicious of its utopian ambitions and dismiss it as ugly; proponents…

Celebrating Tony Wilson, the founder of Factory Records

6 November 2021 9:00 am

To many people Tony Wilson was a bigmouth Mancunian, brash music impresario and jobbing television presenter. But to the generation…

The man at the heart of punk: the late Pete Shelley recalls his Buzzcocks years

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Manchester, in the words of the artist Linder Sterling, is a ‘tiny little world’. Nearly three million people live in…