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Portrait of Gillian Web with hair braided over her shoulder.
A 68-year-old north-east poet has been announced as the winner of The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2016. Gillian Allnutt, who has strong connections with Tyneside and County Durham, will receive the award from the Queen in a ceremony to be held later this year. The Gold Medal for Poetry...
Putting women’s voices and experiences at the forefront of the discourse, writer, theatre-maker and artist Luca Rutherford (Learning How to Die, ARC Stockton; Hold On Let Go; Summerhall) presents an impassioned project combining theatre and public art. You Heard Me is a powerful one-woman play about refusing to be silent,...
South Tyneside School Receives International School Award!
 A primary school in South Shields has been officially recognised for its commitment to excellence in teaching international awareness and understanding. Awarded by the British Council, SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School received the International School Award for embedding internationally themed activities across their curriculum, providing pupils with a...
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...
Family-Friendly Interactive Exhibition Comes To Newcastle Cathedral
Following its successful launch in Northumberland, a family-friendly interactive exhibition based on the North East’s experience of coronavirus is heading to St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle. Created by students at Duke’s Secondary School in Ashington (Part of Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust), the ‘Pan@NCEA’ project combines elements of the...
North East Based Literary Event Shortlisted For Event of the Year in the UK’s FutureBook Awards
A North-East based literary event has been shortlisted for Event of the Year in the UK’s FutureBook Awards. Virtual Noir at the Bar (VNatB), hosted by writers Simon Bewick and Vic Watson, is one of six online events up for the new award category after being nominated by writers and publishers. The FutureBook...
Dog Owning Volunteers Stand In Friendship To Support Charity
A North East charity that works to combat loneliness for older dog lovers has turned to its volunteers and army of four-legged friends to come up with a way to raise much-needed funds, while providing a special gift to elderly people at the same time. Wag & Company is launching...
Teesside University Vice-Chancellor Awarded OBE for Services to Higher Education and Economic Regeneration
Professor Paul Croney, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University, will be awarded the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) as announced in the New Year Honours list published today. Professor Croney is recognised for his work to date over a 30-year career in higher education, throughout...
Special Performance Honours Late Actress Who was an Integral Part of Theatre Production
A North East theatre and production company is holding a very special performance in tribute to one of their leading actors who passed away last year.  Life of Reilly Productions have toured their play of the same name around the North East playing at Northern Stage numerous times, Queens Hall Hexham, Phoenix Theatre...

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