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A Potrait of Society by Raul Gutierrez

A Potrait of Society- Paintings and prints by Raul Gutierrez.

Displayed from the 10th- 25th of May 2013.

In my artistic work society has always been the raw material from which my ideas and reflections flow translating them into, strokes, lines and shapes.

My admiration for the men and women who have joined forces to accomplish freedoms, the formation of groups to preserve and transmit culture generation after generation, the despair in which we sometimes fall as a result of the setbacks of life, and self-criticism to find ways to solve problems collectively, are some of the ideas that shape this exhibition.


En mi quehacer artístico la sociedad siempre ha sido la materia prima de la cual brotan ideas y reflexiones que traduzco a través de manchas, líneas y formas.

La admiración por aquellos hombres y mujeres que han unido fuerzas para conquistar libertades; la formación de grupos para preservar la cultura y  transmitirla de generación en generación; la desesperanza en la que a veces caemos como resultado de los reveses de la vida y la autocrítica que en colectivo permite encontrar formas para la resolución de problemas, son parte de las ideas que conforman la presente exposición.

 To contact Raul please go to, http://www.raulgutierrezart.co.uk/

Say No to Tesco!

Tesco have acquired the old Kro 2 site adjacent to the former BBC building on Oxford Rd. This will be the 7th Tesco store in Manchester city centre alone, and is less than a third of a mile away from an existing Tesco on the same street!

At Eighth Day, we are objecting to Tesco’s application for an alocohol license, on the basis that Oxford Road Manchester M17 ED lies within the Council’s Cumulative Impact Area, and enabling the premises to sell alcohol would be totally detrimental to its aims and objectives. The application proposes that alcohol will be sold for consumption off the premises between 6:00am and 11:00pm, seven days a week. Granting a license would provide a further source of alcohol within an area already so heavily populated with licensed premises that crime, disorder and public nuisance have already reached problem levels for the local police.

Please take a look at our letter of objection and feel free to print off a copy and send it to the address at the top of the page if you are similarly concerned by this prospect. We also have hard copies in store that you can sign and post.

For further information of local campaigns against Tesco nationwide, visit http://www.tescopoly.org/

Many thanks,

Eighth Day Co-operative.

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