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A quest for sanctuary in the city

A Manchester-based Lenten art trail was launched this week, incorporating six venues and 20 artists. Pat Ashworth took to the streets

THE artist Lesley Sutton had a wish-list of venues for a Holy Week and Easter art trail across the centre of Manchester, a city where she has lived and worshipped for 27 years.

It included the prestigious Manchester Art Gallery, and the John Rylands Library, and when both of these - "to my absolute shock" - willingly said yes, she realised that something born out of a modest desire for building bridges between contemporary art and the Church was actually going to happen.

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