rare lowry

Rare LS Lowry on display for 5 days only prior to £ multi-million pound auction

Technicians at The Lowry in Salford hang Station Approach, Manchester (1960) by LS Lowry in the permanent Lowry Favourites gallery – the first time it has been seen in public since the 1980s. The work, on display until Sunday, 1 June, is to be sold at auction by Sotheby’s on Tuesday, 10 June where it is expected to sell for between £2m – £3m.

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Birth of e-publishing – the Country Setting story

Publishing has gone through plenty of changes in the past 30 years. We asked publisher Country Setting to describe the developments it has gone through in 25-plus years to illustrate the history of the industry itself. Here’s Part One where Country Setting founding partner Simon Trussler gives a brief history of the company

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ping pong ball Mathew Sawyer

White Male, 36 Years Old, Average Height, No Pets, Out of Shape and Anxious

When Mathew Sawyer was the Guardian’s artist of the week, it was revealed you would be unlikely to see him play his music live – he has a fear of public performances. So it’s a bit of a coup for the Spacex that Mathew will be performing tunes from his latest album. It’s all part of the artist’s first solo show in a public gallery.

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