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The Manchester Art Book

We are delighted to announce that the fabulous city of Manchester will be the next in The City Through The Eyes of Its Artist book series. The book will be published mid 2024 by Bloomsbury. A visually stunning book to be published in 2023, it will show Manchester through the eyes of 55 artists who know it best.

The Foreword to the book has been written by the wonderful Lemn Sissay. Some notable Manchester actors, broadcasters and writers have had a sneeky peek at the draft book and said some lovely things! They include: Mathew Horne (Gavin and Stacey), Cel Spellman (Cold Feet), Simon Gregson (Coronation Street) and Nick Grimsham.

The Manchester Art Book


The Manchester Art Book

The Manchester Art Book








Just a few of the endorsements for The City Art Books

Any book about my home town Liverpool is bound to tickle my fancy but this idea of different artists’ interpretations puts a special angle to this great city that I love' Sir Paul McCartney

'If you love Liverpool then you’ll love this wonderful book' Paul O’Grady

'A book to treasure' Stephen Fry

'This is like being given a pair of magic spectacles through which you can see Birmingham’s unusual, oft hidden, oft unappreciated beauty, more clearly and more exhilarating than you ever did before' 

Dame Julie Walters

'Just gorgeous'  Joanna Lumley

'How completely magnificent' Claudia Winkleman

'There’s a feast within these pages, celebrating the great city of Oxford and the artists it inspires; open your eyes and rejoice' Miriam Margolyes

'We are a city that’s quietly understated yet brilliant! If you want to know about it , stand and stare, you’ll know why so many still want to live here'

Frank Skinner

'Fantastic images of two splendid cities.'

Dame Jacqueline Wilson

'The creativity and skill of the artists in this book are both astonishing and inspirational.'

Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper

"This book that you’re holding, it’s well worth a look.”

Jeremy Irons

'A great book with some beautiful pictures of our home city’ Craig and Charlie Reid ‘The Proclaimers’

'What a nice

'Vibrant, edgy, full of life ...this book’s a fitting tribute to a British city like no other' Jane Garvey