Posted 12.04.2021 by Lauren Velvick in Events

Unveiled: callout for reopening plans across the North

In March 2020 we offered those of you who’ve had to shutter exhibitions and cancel events a platform to reflect on that work that either couldn’t go ahead, or wasn’t available for viewing. Now that the government has issued a roadmap out of lockdown with museums and galleries in England set to reopen in the coming weeks, we’re offering that space again, to shout about what you have planned for this Spring and Summer.

Many of our readers look to us for information about what’s on in the areas we cover, areas that rarely feature elsewhere in the cultural press. This will be an overview of contemporary art activity across the North of England, by and for the organisations and audiences based here.

From now until midnight on Wednesday 28 April we’re accepting short descriptions (up to 200 words) along with one accompanying image outlining and describing an upcoming contemporary art exhibition, event or programme anywhere in the North of England*. Online work is welcome as well as in-person; we don’t want to backtrack on the new standards set for accessibility. Whether you’re an established institution or an artist-led organisation we’d be happy to hear from you.

Please include the name and address of your organisation, and any pertinent details regarding opening times and accessibility.

To take part please send your info and image to with ‘Unveiled Submission’ in the subject line.

To recap, we’re looking for:

  • Up to 200 word description of your programme/exhibition/event/activity
  • Accompanying image
  • Name and address of organisation, working links if online
  • Must include planned opening and closing dates, opening times and access information

These will be collectively published as promptly as possible at our editors’ discretion.

*For the purposes of this call-out the North of England encompasses the areas we usually cover: Yorkshire and The Humber, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire