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Art experts recently discovered a hidden treasure highly appropriate to the Festive Season. Art conservators – from Newcastle’s Northumbria University – x-rayed a painting and found that it had another painting underneath it. The picture they x-rayed – a centuries-old depiction of the beheading of John the Baptist – obscured another...
North East Music Event Serving As A Thank You To Frontline Staff
A North East music festival set up to reward NHS staff for their service has announced plans for a second day, to celebrate diversity, inclusion and equality. And organisers have unveiled a superstar name to their Sunday lineup of DJs – tv’s Gok Wan. Rocking In The Free World was planned...
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Work is poised to commence on the largest and most technically advanced and ambitious conservation project in history, set to cost an estimated 5 billion pounds. The brainchild of British entrepreneur Richard Prinsloo Curson, the state-of-the-art animal and ecological conservation park will aim to preserve every species on the...
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The Top Dog Film Festival tour is bringing a brand-new collection of uplifting dog-themed films to the UK this December and January, in its first-ever virtual edition. The Top Dog Film Festival features a selection of short films that celebrate the unbreakable bond between dogs and humans. From hard-working sheepdogs...
Gregg's Bakery Sausage Rolls
The North East is home to some of the world's best stuff, like Gazza. Here are some more excellent things we've come up with: Windscreen Wipers Gladstone Adams patented the world's first ever windscreen wipers ever in 1911, only 15 years after they were first patented in the USA, and 8...
Newcastle Care Home Colleagues Raise Money For Macmillan With Bake-Off Competition
Colleagues at HC-One’s Kirkwood Court care home in Newcastle upon Tyne recently hosted a coffee morning bake-off competition, in order to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. With families not being able to visit due to coronavirus restrictions, wellbeing coordinators, Sarah Strawbridge and Lauren Proctor were not able to put...
Fun Activities Lined Up For The Summer Fest At Beamish Museum
Enjoy good old-fashioned fun at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North this summer with den building, ice cream making, teddy bear trail and traditional live music. There are fun-filled activities lined up every day during the local school holidays at the open-air museum for the Summer of Fun...
Researchers to unlock historical disability arts archive
A lost art archive will be unlocked to help show how disability was interpreted in the past as part of a £440,000 international collaborative project led by a Teesside University academic and artist and a German researcher. MIMA School of Art & Design Professor Simon McKeown, an award-winning internationally exhibiting...
DSC_0603 - Young Writers’ City - (l-r) Anisha, Kema Kay, Adonay, Nick and Ushna
Newcastle’s up-and-coming rappers and writers are being given a chance to shine thanks to a crowdfunding initiative. Young Writers’ City is a long-term and in-depth scheme aimed at creative youngsters attending Excelsior Academy in Newcastle’s West End.  Every week, the Young Writers’ City project brings three professional musicians or writers into...
New Acts Added to Opening Night of Northern Pride
NORTHERN PRIDE is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the year it is the host of UK Pride is one to remember. Following the recent announcement of an exciting line-up for the free festival, which includes a DJ set by Spice Girl Melanie C, Louise and local hero...

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