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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Arts & Culture

Newcastle Residents More Loyal To Their Banks Than Their Partner
When it comes to money, it seems the old adage of "for better or worse, in sickness and in health" holds more currency than in our personal relationships. New research by Raisin UK has revealed that account holders are more likely to stay with their bank – typically for...
NE:BODY DOES IT BETTER
ARTISTS from across the North East are drawing together for a unique exhibition at Tyneside’s newest art gallery. The NE:BODY exhibition will open on Wednesday 9 September at The Aviary, Brentwood Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle. And along with a host of established artists, it will give art-lovers the chance to view the...
England Footballer Becomes Ambassador For Children's Heart Charity
England and Manchester City player-coach, Jill Scott MBE, has taken on an ambassador role for a North East-based charity, which raises funds to help save the lives of children and adults needing coronary care. Jill has agreed to support the Red Sky Foundation, set up by Sunderland couple, Sergio and...
Big Band Brings Proms In The Park To Hardwick Hall Hotel
As part of its Outdoor Summer Sessions programme, Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham, is planning a Proms In the Park afternoon, featuring Musicians Unlimited Big Band on Sunday 6 September. The 20 piece orchestra formed in Hartlepool has been playing together for more than 30 years and will be performing...
English Heritage Welcomes Back Visitors To Historic Properties Across Hadrian’s Wall
Following a time of closure during the Covid-19 lockdown, English Heritage has opened up its sites along Hadrian’s Wall. The charity which manages 20 properties along the Wall from museums, mile castles and a castle closed all its staffed sites in March. These are now being slowly re-opened. New measures...
Remembering the forgotten heroes of World War 2
On 15 August 1945, in a live broadcast to the nation less than a month after taking up his new role, Prime Minister Clement Atlee declared the end of World War 2 with the words “The last of our enemies is laid low.” Seventy-five years later residents in Newcastle are...
Spirit of 2012’s Youth Advisory Panel awards Whitley Bay Big Local £100,000 for the Bay Create project
  Bay Create is a new project that uses creativity and coastal landscapes to bring under 25s and over 60s together united in the idea that: ‘We are more similar than we are different.’ Whitley Bay Big Local has been awarded a £100,000 grant from the London 2012 legacy funder, Spirit of...
The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle city centre will reopen to the public on Monday 10 August Julie Milne, Chief Curator of Art Galleries at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, said: “While we’re absolutely delighted to be able to welcome visitors again, it’s our top priority to ensure the safety of our...

Gender Regardless

I’ve never understood the necessity in remarking on the gender of an artist whilst perusing their offerings, whether it be audible or by sight. My first thought is always: ‘Do I like this?’ and if so, ‘why?’ I’ve never found any sense in stating obvious comments such as: ‘female...
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is today launching a fundraising appeal. The open air museum is a charity that relies on visitors for 95% of its income, including ticket sales and catering and retail purchases. The museum is due to reopen on 23rd July, however with no visitors since...

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