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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...
People originally due to perform at this year’s South Tyneside Festival are set to return as concerts are rescheduled for next summer’s music extravaganza. Will Young, Ella Henderson, The South, Shalamar and The Fizz will take to the Bents Park stage for next year’s series of open-air Sunday Concerts, after...
Lily Dawson-Punshon, from Birtley, is about to complete her Extended Diploma in Photography and has been named as the first ever recipient of Sony’s Alpha Female Award. Sony’s World Photography Awards has been one of the biggest and most prestigious annual competitions for photographers across the world since it was...
Fenham's most famous magician, Chris Cross, is putting on a Zoom show for people stuck at home In January and February this year, Chris was in Dubai, performing his Magic & Escapology show at the World's largest shopping mall, but since he got home to the North-East, even he couldn't...

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