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Arts & Culture

Newcastle literary group, Noir at the Bar, has brought together crime writers to publish a collection of short, fictional (allegedly...) crime stories. Running for over four years from Newcastle’s The Town Wall pub, the physical event was an opportunity for crime authors to showcase their creative prowess with fellow writers...
National Charity Heart Research UK Raises £53,000+ From An Art-Inspired Fundraiser
National charity Heart Research UK has raised £53,000 with their 'anonymous heART project', auctioning unique anonymous artworks by a host of internationally acclaimed artists and celebs Almost 500 pieces of original A5 artwork, created by huge names including Robert Smith (The Cure), Ralph Steadman, Pejac, Joe Lycett and Ashley Jackson...
Foster & Allen with guitar and accordion.
For more than 40 years now, Foster and Allen have been entertaining the nation. With their easy-listening sound – tinged with country music and Irish folk – the Irish duo have sold over 22 million albums worldwide. Foster and Allen have scored many huge hits – such as A Bunch...
Big Band Brings Proms In The Park To Hardwick Hall Hotel
As part of its Outdoor Summer Sessions programme, Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham, is planning a Proms In the Park afternoon, featuring Musicians Unlimited Big Band on Sunday 6 September. The 20 piece orchestra formed in Hartlepool has been playing together for more than 30 years and will be performing...
North East Based Literary Event Shortlisted For Event of the Year in the UK’s FutureBook Awards
A North-East based literary event has been shortlisted for Event of the Year in the UK’s FutureBook Awards. Virtual Noir at the Bar (VNatB), hosted by writers Simon Bewick and Vic Watson, is one of six online events up for the new award category after being nominated by writers and publishers. The FutureBook...
grainger residency
Newcastle’s shoppers are being encouraged to express their creative sides – with the help of the resident artist at the city’s historic Grainger Market. As part of the Great Exhibition of the North, Mike Duckett has been painting, sketching and scribbling at the market all summer. Though the exhibition is due...
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...
North East School Awarded Top Teaching Accreditation
A South Tyneside secondary school has scooped a highly acclaimed teaching award in geography. St Joseph’s Catholic Academy, in Hebburn, has won ‘Centre of Excellence’ status for the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM). This status is the highest tier of the accreditation and the academy is one of only two...
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A rare collection of extraordinary books has inspired no less than 22 up-and-coming north-east artists to contribute to an exhibition at Newcastle City Library. Love Big Books – which begins on 2nd November – will feature a diverse range of artworks based on the library’s fifth size books. Visual artists,...
UK Parliament Week Celebrates It's 10th Year Anniversary
From 1-7th November, hundreds of people from across the North East will hold more than 340 activities to celebrate the tenth anniversary of UK Parliament Week 2020. UK Parliament Week is an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with their UK Parliament, exploring what it means to...

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