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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...
Forum Means Business as Net Walking Event Helps Charity
Businesses and volunteers socially distanced themselves and “net walked” along the North Tyneside coastline to raise much-needed funds for a nautical charity. Members of the Northumbria Unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) took part in their annual sponsored “Pier to Pier” walk which this year went from St Mary’s...
Maritime Volunteer Service Organises Remembrance Sunday Parade Sail
Members of the Northumbria Unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service have paid their respects to those who served and sacrificed their lives in service to the country. The MVS has organised a parade of sail on Remembrance Sunday at Newcastle’s Quayside for the past seven years but this year due...
New Subscription Service Bringing Back Joy Into Learning
A new subscription service for teachers and schools providing quality learning resources without the need for hours of planning has been launched by Gateshead based Unique Group. The service, “Magazines for Schools” has been successfully trialled with Wingrove Primary School in Newcastle who are using the magazines to combine...
Dog Owning Volunteers Stand In Friendship To Support Charity
A North East charity that works to combat loneliness for older dog lovers has turned to its volunteers and army of four-legged friends to come up with a way to raise much-needed funds, while providing a special gift to elderly people at the same time. Wag & Company is launching...
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...
Newcastle's Andrew Cushin Joins Hardwick Festival Line Up
One of the UK’s most talked-about up-and-coming artists will be joining a stellar lineup at Hardwick Festival this weekend (Aug 21 and 22). Newcastle-born singer-songwriter Andrew Cushin has been added to the list of big-name performers who will play on the first day of the event, held in the grounds...
This Past Year's Lockdown Turns Into The Subject Of An Exhibition and A Book
The challenge of facing a year in lockdown for the North East LGBTQ+ community is to be the subject of an exhibition and a book.   Throughout 2020 Northern Pride had been running its Life in Lockdown campaign, gathering the stories shared by its community with thanks to the support of...
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Top Dog Film Festival – new virtual event! 30 April - 3 May The Top Dog Film Festival is back in the UK and Ireland this April, with a brand-new collection of heart-warming films celebrating the incredible bond between dogs and their human companions. Showing virtually, the Top Dog Film Festival features...
Northern Pride Reveals Virtual Events Schedule For LGBTQ & History Month Celebration
 Those in the North East can learn more about the LGBTQ+ community from the comfort of their living rooms, thanks to the work of a leading charity. Northern Pride, which organises the annual Pride celebration in Newcastle, has revealed a packed schedule of virtual events to stream throughout February, as...

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