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Arts & Culture

Brand New Short Film At This Year's Ocean Film Festival
The Ocean Film Festival is back for autumn 2021 with a brand-new collection of the world’s most inspirational ocean-themed films, from below and above the surface. Returning as a live theatre tour, the Ocean Film Festival features a selection of short films starring wild seafaring voyages, extreme watersports and marine...
Local Community Radio Celebrates First Birthday
Local online community radio station Radio Gateshead is celebrating its first birthday. Radio Gateshead, which broadcasts LIVE 24 hours a day online, provides a local service of news, community information and great music. The station launched on 5th June 2021 and has been incredibly popular, helping thousands of local residents during...
Four Tees Valley School Students Receive Career Explorer Prizes For Their Creative Talents
Four students from a Tees Valley school have been awarded for their artwork which challenges assumptions about the role of women. The students from Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough, part of Vision Academy Learning Trust, will now receive bespoke Career Explorer prizes after their success in the #ChoosetoChallenge competition held...
People originally due to perform at this year’s South Tyneside Festival are set to return as concerts are rescheduled for next summer’s music extravaganza. Will Young, Ella Henderson, The South, Shalamar and The Fizz will take to the Bents Park stage for next year’s series of open-air Sunday Concerts, after...
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A leading North East catholic education trust has organised a school-wide virtual choir, bringing together thousands of schoolchildren this Christmas. Singing the famous carol Angels We Have Heard On High, which was penned by Bishop Chadwick in 1862, around 2,000 children from 12 schools across Durham, South Tyneside and Sunderland...
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...
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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 –...
ONR. Sober - Music Video
Fresh from supporting Jake Bugg on his 2020 UK tour, ONR. (pronounced honour) caught up with Newcastle Magazine to discuss how the music industry has been affected by the coronavirus, postponed gigs ☹️, their recent March 12th show with Jake Bugg at Newcastle City Hall, and his debut EP...

Gender Regardless

I’ve never understood the necessity in remarking on the gender of an artist whilst perusing their offerings, whether it be audible or by sight. My first thought is always: ‘Do I like this?’ and if so, ‘why?’ I’ve never found any sense in stating obvious comments such as: ‘female...
NE:BODY DOES IT BETTER
ARTISTS from across the North East are drawing together for a unique exhibition at Tyneside’s newest art gallery. The NE:BODY exhibition will open on Wednesday 9 September at The Aviary, Brentwood Avenue, Jesmond, Newcastle. And along with a host of established artists, it will give art-lovers the chance to view the...

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