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Thursday, April 2, 2020



Arts & Culture

Nell Bryden
Later this month, Newcastle fans of Nell Bryden will have the chance to enjoy an intimate gig from the singer-songwriter. The New-York-born, London-based musician is embarking on a UK tour to support her new EP Soundtrack to Little Wing (Part 1), as well as her recently released album Living Room...
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Music students from Newcastle University will be heading up the A1 to help with Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations. Today (30th November) is the day of St Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint, and the Newcastle musicians plan to bring a piece with an international flavour to the party. They will be performing...
catrina statue
A statue of the director of a Newcastle theatre company – made using innovative 3D-printing technology – is to be placed in the Great Hall of Newcastle Castle. Catrina McHugh MBE, the artistic director of Open Clasp, will be one of only 25 women nationally to be celebrated with such...
grainger residency
Newcastle’s shoppers are being encouraged to express their creative sides – with the help of the resident artist at the city’s historic Grainger Market. As part of the Great Exhibition of the North, Mike Duckett has been painting, sketching and scribbling at the market all summer. Though the exhibition is due...
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A Turner-Prize-winning artist has created a haunting soundscape in a historic north-east building. Northumberland’s Belsay Hall is serving as the venue for the sound installation The Yelllow Wallpaper, by Susan Phillipsz. The Yellow Wallpaper features Phillipsz’s voice intoning melancholy ballads that float through the building and overlap with each other. The ballads,...
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Newcastle will soon have a new sculpture from Anthony Gormley, the sculptor responsible for the north east’s iconic Angel of the North statue. The sculpture – entitled Clasp – is to be installed on the campus of Newcastle University. The artwork – which Gormley will loan to the university –...
new opera boys
The Opera Boys are coming back to Tyneside this April, bringing their mix of opera, West End show tunes and pop classics to the Customs House, South Shields. The Opera Boys – all four of whom are classically trained singers – have quite a varied CV between them. Members of...
Memory Quilt - Poland Quilt
Talks, films and poetry readings are among the events that will be held in Newcastle on and around Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. Newcastle will also see visits from Holocaust survivors and their descendants, among them Judge Rinder from ITV’s Judge Rinder and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. The programme of events...
DSC_0603 - Young Writers’ City - (l-r) Anisha, Kema Kay, Adonay, Nick and Ushna
Newcastle’s up-and-coming rappers and writers are being given a chance to shine thanks to a crowdfunding initiative. Young Writers’ City is a long-term and in-depth scheme aimed at creative youngsters attending Excelsior Academy in Newcastle’s West End.  Every week, the Young Writers’ City project brings three professional musicians or writers into...
BARRY HYDE - PRESS PHOTO
Barry Hyde – the ex-frontman of Noughties indie-rockers The Futureheads – is to play a surprise, one-off Newcastle gig this December. Formed in Sunderland by musicians from north-east working-class backgrounds, The Futureheads went on to hit the charts and enjoy international success. The band got together in 2000 and – in...

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