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North East Charity Receives Support From The Sir Graham Wylie Foundation
A North East charity supporting those who are, or who are facing, homelessness, has received a welcome boost from The Sir Graham Wylie Foundation. North East Homeless – which runs a range of services from its North Shields hub – can now plan for the future, after Sage founder, Sir...
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A new folk song - telling the story of these times – has been created using traditional North East words and sayings. Hadaway Ga’an Canny is one of a trio of songs, commissioned by The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, at South Shields and written and recorded by...
North East festival-goers are invited to show their pride virtually this year, as one of the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ events moves online. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, organisers of the Northern Pride Festival, sponsored by Barclays, have made the decision to postpone their physical event and UK Pride status...
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...

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