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Arts & Culture

Lockdown Boosts Business For Newcastle Gallery
A New Tyneside business has bucked the trend by reporting an increase in trade – directly as a result of lockdown. As concerns grow for the future of British retail following the economic impact of Covid, The Aviary art gallery, at Jesmond, Brentwood, is busier now than it was pre-lockdown. The...
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A Turner-Prize-winning artist has created a haunting soundscape in a historic north-east building. Northumberland’s Belsay Hall is serving as the venue for the sound installation The Yelllow Wallpaper, by Susan Phillipsz. The Yellow Wallpaper features Phillipsz’s voice intoning melancholy ballads that float through the building and overlap with each other. The ballads,...
Nell Bryden
Later this month, Newcastle fans of Nell Bryden will have the chance to enjoy an intimate gig from the singer-songwriter. The New-York-born, London-based musician is embarking on a UK tour to support her new EP Soundtrack to Little Wing (Part 1), as well as her recently released album Living Room...
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...
"I Can't To I Can" - New Resource Intended To Instil Positivity In Children
Children struggling with mental health problems during the pandemic are facing "agonisingly" long waits for treatment, a BBC investigation has found. Data from half of England's services found one in five seen in the past year waited over 12 weeks for care. Half of all mental health conditions...
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...
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Newcastle will soon have a new sculpture from Anthony Gormley, the sculptor responsible for the north east’s iconic Angel of the North statue. The sculpture – entitled Clasp – is to be installed on the campus of Newcastle University. The artwork – which Gormley will loan to the university –...
Musician on stage
  If you haven’t been to Tyne Bank Brewery yet let me paint you a picture… A wide-open space which is deceivingly warm with fairy lights draped across the ceiling. An oxymoronic, comfortable, factory-like environment. With an eclectic range of tables and chairs spread across the floor of which you share...
Planting Trees In Memory Of Loved Ones In The North East
 A good way to help a charity is to “dig deep” but one North East charity is taking that literally by planting trees.  North East charity Bright Red has supported haematology treatment and research within the region since 1988. They are based at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital and receive no government...
Based in Gateshead, artist Jane Morgan created JEM illustrations in 2017 to capture the personalities of our nation’s beloved animals in a unique and creative way. From the tip of her brush, delivered straight to your door, Jane paints everything from horses to hamsters and detailed wildlife studies. Her beautiful use...

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