Posts tagged “stoke-on-trent

Surface Tension in Sheffield

10 photographs from the Surface Tension series are being exhibited at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield this September as part of my residency at the centre. The show opens on Fri 2nd Sept and will run until the 30th.

Clicking here takes you to a slideshow of the series. The music featured is by Richard Dooley and Philip Jones. You can download it here.


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A book of Candidate is available to loan from the Library at Staffordshire University.


An Adequate Provision of Land

Allotmenteering in Stoke-on-Trent, as experienced by Rob and Kate, by some distance the youngest allotmenteers on their block.

You can view this slideshow in high definition here.

The music is ‘Siena Skies’ by Birds Fly South. You can download it here.

A wet November Tuesday in Burslem with New Education

I’ve spent a lot of the last 18 months documenting the rise to infamy of Stoke-on-Trent’s New Education.

On a freezing wet November night in Burslem in the North of the city, I was at their studio in advance of the release of ‘Arcane’, their third single for the Kids label. Things are hotting up. Radio One’s Zane Lowe is a huge fan, and their winter tour’s going to cover a lot of motorway.

These pictures were taken as we listened to the New Ed-approved Port Vale playing Torquay United, and show the moments immediately before and after Vale went ahead, and then when Torquay equalised.

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New Education

I’ve spent much of the last year eating rubbish food in vans, plundering the rider, wandering around empty supermarkets at unsociable hours, sympathising with Port Vale Football Club’s plight, and watching my very good friends New Education move through the gears.

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Their second single for the Kids label came out in the summer and things have been warming up nicely. Chris Potter, who did The Verve’s Urban Hymns lp, has been pushing the buttons in the studio, and NME has been saying very kind things.

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