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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Arts & Culture

Yet Another Prize-winning Poet Joins Newcastle University
Newcastle University now has three winners of the prestigious poetry honour the TS Eliot Prize among its staff. Jacob Polley won this year’s TS Eliot Prize with his collection Jackself while Professor Sean O’Brien was awarded the same honour in 2007 for The Drowned Book. Now Northern Irish poet Sinead Morrissey...
Leave Your Mark At A New Norman Cornish-Inspired Exhibit At Beamish Museum
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is offering the unique opportunity for visitors to create pieces of work directly onto the walls of a new Norman Cornish-inspired exhibit. The exciting Make Your Mark activity, which launches today, will see two people selected to creatively contribute to the walls...
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...
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...
200 Promising Artists Appealing For The Public's Vote To Be Crowned North East Artist Of The Year
Over 200 artists in the running to win the title Public vote is now open for art lovers to decide the finalists Winners from three age categories will be announced Promising artists across Newcastle are appealing for public votes to be in with a chance of being crowned the North East Artist...
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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,...
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Blues veterans The Blues Band are set to play Sage, Gateshead, on 28th October. Formed in 1979 by ex-Manfred Mann members Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness as a band “just to play the blues”, The Blues Band are today regarded as one of the best purveyors of rhythm and blues...
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...
Miss England North East Finalists Celebrating International Women's Day All Week
THE VIRTUAL MISS ENGLAND NORTH EAST CONTESTANTS BARE FACE NO MAKE UP ROUND AS MISS ENGLAND POSTS A PIC WEARING PPE  #ChooseToChallenge #iwd2021 The 12 Miss England North East Finalists have been invited to celebrate International Women's Day ALL WEEK by posting Bare Face no make-up images of themselves on their...
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A new folk song - telling the story of these times – has been created using traditional North East words and sayings. Hadaway Ga’an Canny is one of a trio of songs, commissioned by The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, at South Shields and written and recorded by...

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