Gin Palaces in Regency England
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Gin Palaces in Regency England

With the reduction of duties the consumption of domestic spirits more than doubled in England and Wales, rising from just under 3,700,000 gallons in 1825 to just over 7,400,000 in 1826. The number of licences to sell spirits also shot up and with them the number of gin palaces… Continue reading

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The Language Chameleon
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The Language Chameleon

Matthew Youlden speaks nine languages fluently and understands more than a dozen more.

He’s what is known as a polyglot, a member of the multilingual elite who speaks six or more languages fluently. He’s also a sociolinguist who studies the revitalization of minority languages… Continue reading

BCNMCR: Barcelona design meets Manchester
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BCNMCR: Barcelona design meets Manchester

The second edition of the exhibition BCNMCR will feature eleven Barcelona based design studios, illustrators and typographers from 27 March to 24 April.

The show will be held in the heart of Manchester, at TwentyTwentyTwo venue and open for four weeks. BCNMCR will again include a series of inspirational talks by a collection of the studios involved in this year’s show. Continue reading