Anything to do with football in Manchester is always going to do a roaring trade, but the shutting down of Urbis in order to open the National Football Museum could’ve caused quite a few problems. Part of the reason the transition went so well was the opening exhibition at the centre – Stuart Roy Clarke’s Homes of Football, made up of several startling images and soundtracked by cult indie favourites British Sea Power. Exceptionally moving, Clarke captured the essence of football through the ages with grace and simplicity. Having caught the 2012/13 season through a lens too, the National Football Museum invited Clarke back for another exhibition, this time entitled True Colours. With images from Wigan’s tempestuous season, as well as moments of promotion euphoria at Cardiff, highs and lows at FC United and heartache at Oldham, this should prove to be another favourite – and the perfect reason to revisit.

Fri 12 Jul – Tue 31 Dec, National Football Museum, Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG, Tel: 0161 605 8200, 10am – 5pm daily, FREE,

Fri 12 Jul - Tue 31 Dec
Matthew Britton
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Wed 26 Jun 2013