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Arts & Culture

A New Inspirational Initiative For Stargazers At Northumberland National Park
Northumberland National Park is working together with CLIF Bar to launch a new initiative that aims to inspire a new generation of stargazers following the launch of the first virtual Northumberland Dark Skies Festival. The Park was one of five National Parks in the UK to receive a grant...
Sex With Cancer - An Art Project Encouraging Dialogue On Illness, Intimacy and Pleasure
An art project and community enterprise that looks at innovative solutions to the often-ignored problem of illness, intimacy, sexual function and pleasure, has been launched. Sex with Cancer, conceived by friends, artists and former cancer patients Brian Lobel and Joon Lynn Goh, aims to be the world’s first sex shop led, run...
South Tyneside Students Receive Recognition For Their Artistic Flair
Schoolchildren from a South Tyneside primary school have received national acclaim for their artistic talents. The National Gallery in London, which houses one of the greatest collections of paintings from internationally renowned artists, has chosen the artwork of Reception and Year 6 at SS Peter and Paul RC Primary School...
Teeside University Students Create A Graphic Novel Adapted From An SWO Stage Performance
A graphic novel adapted from a stage performance planned by Streetwise Opera has been created by Teesside University students. Streetwise Opera, an award-winning charity that works with people affected by homelessness, spent time before the current pandemic working with performing artists to run a programme of singing and creative workshops...
Northern Pride Reveals Virtual Events Schedule For LGBTQ & History Month Celebration
 Those in the North East can learn more about the LGBTQ+ community from the comfort of their living rooms, thanks to the work of a leading charity. Northern Pride, which organises the annual Pride celebration in Newcastle, has revealed a packed schedule of virtual events to stream throughout February, as...
Watson Family Charitable Trust Celebrates 5 Years Of Supporting Locals
The Watson Family Charitable Trust is celebrating five years of supporting local young people and communities in the North East and beyond. The Trust is a family affair with Chairman Ian Watson, his wife Claire and their three sons and family friend and lawyer Hugh Welch, senior partner at Muckle...
Northumberland National Park Authority Helping The Elderly To Get Creative Remotely
Northumberland National Park Authority has partnered with Gateshead Council’s Art Diamonds project to help people of retirement age get creative and connect with nature. Art Diamonds is a programme of creative activities and events for people of retirement age led by Gateshead Council’s Libraries Arts & Heritage Service. The project...
New Subscription Service Bringing Back Joy Into Learning
A new subscription service for teachers and schools providing quality learning resources without the need for hours of planning has been launched by Gateshead based Unique Group. The service, “Magazines for Schools” has been successfully trialled with Wingrove Primary School in Newcastle who are using the magazines to combine...
The North East Welcomes Virtual Miss England Contest
The Miss England Contest organisers have teamed up with Flawless Photography & Makeover Studios in Middlesbrough to find Finalists from the North East for the next Miss England Final. Director “Angie Beasley” & Choreographer “Lisa Powell” are looking for contestants aged 16-26 to apply to make sure the area is...
The Search To Find The North East's Artist Of The Year Is On!
Budding artists across Newcastle have the chance to shine and be crowned the region’s best, as today marks the launch of a search to find the North East’s next ‘Banksy’ or Tracey Emin. The awards, launched by leading build-to-rent developers Placefirst at its new Hetton-le-Hole development, offers artists of all...

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