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Arts & Culture

iPad Parental Donation Scheme Results in Positive Academic Scores
  Since Apple Authorised Education Specialist Jigsaw24 helped them launch a parent-driven 1:1 iPad scheme, Stephenson Memorial Primary School has posted some of their best-ever results, with their scores for writing jumping from below the national average to the top 10% in the UK. In a parental donation scheme, the school...
Four Tees Valley School Students Receive Career Explorer Prizes For Their Creative Talents
Four students from a Tees Valley school have been awarded for their artwork which challenges assumptions about the role of women. The students from Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough, part of Vision Academy Learning Trust, will now receive bespoke Career Explorer prizes after their success in the #ChoosetoChallenge competition held...
After the announcement that many theatres across the country are cancelling their Christmas pantomimes, the Tyne Theatre and Opera House have come to the rescue. The Tyne Theatre and Opera House have announced that although they will be postponing their 2020 Pantomime; Sleeping Beauty, the theatre will be bringing...
Sir Terry Farrell's Autobiography Launches "RIBA's Lives In Architecture" Series
Sir Terry Farrell, one of Britain’s most influential architects of the twenty-first century, offers a full, personal account of his life in architecture in his brand new, self-titled autobiography. The first in a series of autobiographical titles soon to come from RIBA, this foremost and hugely anticipated installation takes the...
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...
Virtual Christmas By Geordie Panto Co
Following the government announcement that the North East will remain in Tier 3 over the festive period, Geordie Panto Co is determined to salvage Christmas the best way they know-how. With all live performances now prohibited, there is no opportunity to enjoy that very British tradition of a Christmas panto....
Tribute to Armed Forces and Veterans As We Remember and Reflect
Seventy-five years after the end of World War 2, residents and businesses are being urged to get involved in a four-day tribute to our Armed Forces and Veterans that will begin on Remembrance Sunday and continue until Armistice Day.  Every year people from across Newcastle come together on Remembrance Sunday...
Exceptional Student Wins Scholarship To Pursue A Career In Ballet
An 11-year-old pupil from a primary school in South Shields has won a scholarship place at one of the UK’s most prestigious ballet schools in her quest to become a professional ballerina. Year 6 student Rose Blair who currently attends St Bede’s Catholic Primary School, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic...
National Charity Heart Research UK Raises £53,000+ From An Art-Inspired Fundraiser
National charity Heart Research UK has raised £53,000 with their 'anonymous heART project', auctioning unique anonymous artworks by a host of internationally acclaimed artists and celebs Almost 500 pieces of original A5 artwork, created by huge names including Robert Smith (The Cure), Ralph Steadman, Pejac, Joe Lycett and Ashley Jackson...
Northern Pride And Curious Arts Team Up To Spread Pride Across The Region This Summer
Leading LGBTQ+ charity Northern Pride is working closely with not-for-profit, Curious Arts, to deliver a number of in-person events for all ages to enjoy. And the work has been made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England, which has allowed two of Curious Arts’ pop-up projects, Wildflower and Mini...

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