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Dublin Legends to Play North East - Interview and Dates
The Dublin Legends, the band formed from ex-members of The Dubliners, are due to play the Customs House, South Shields, on March 24th. Founded in 1962, The Dubliners helped popularise Irish folk music around the world with their mix of up-tempo songs, street ballads and instrumentals. Though The Dubliner’s line-up...
Unique Design Wins International Award For Tyneside Bar
THE STYLISH interiors created for a Newcastle bar has taken a top honour at a prestigious international awards ceremony. The unique wallpaper and look of Leila Lily’s at Grey Street beat of competition from around the world at the FESPA awards, which celebrate print excellence across the globe. It was the...
Spirit of 2012’s Youth Advisory Panel awards Whitley Bay Big Local £100,000 for the Bay Create project
  Bay Create is a new project that uses creativity and coastal landscapes to bring under 25s and over 60s together united in the idea that: ‘We are more similar than we are different.’ Whitley Bay Big Local has been awarded a £100,000 grant from the London 2012 legacy funder, Spirit of...
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...
Riot police with shields during the miners' strike
A piece of art, based around a key event in the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike, is to be exhibited in the north east. The film The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One Is an Injury to All), by Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, will be showing at the Woodhorn Museum...
Clive John performing as Johnny Cash, dressed in black with the head of his guitar thrust forward.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow – a spectacular tribute to the Man in Black – is coming to the North East next week. The Johnny Cash Roadshow will play Consett’s Empire Theatre on February 9th and the Customs House, South Shields, on February 12th. Aiming to be a “a concert crossed...
At 20 years young, it may be a bit early for Andrew Cushin to say that It's Gonna Get Better; only time will tell, but if he keeps popping out belters like this then at least he'll never be short of work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlDnXcy7hQU He's headlining a show at The Cluny next...
Joanne B Kaar's new and ongoing project takes inspiration from aprons in all their various forms, and she is sharing your stories and photos on her blog for all to enjoy. If you have any classic aprons, house dresses, wrap aprons, housecoats, ‘dusters' or pinnies, either worn now, stashed in...
Portrait of Ken Loach smiling and pointing to his mouth
A jobcentre manager from Newcastle has criticised Ken Loach’s popular recent film I, Daniel Blake. Steve McCall, employer relationship manager at Jobcentre Plus in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, said, “I hope people don’t think the film is a documentary because it’s a story that doesn’t represent the reality...
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...

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