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Researchers to unlock historical disability arts archive
A lost art archive will be unlocked to help show how disability was interpreted in the past as part of a £440,000 international collaborative project led by a Teesside University academic and artist and a German researcher. MIMA School of Art & Design Professor Simon McKeown, an award-winning internationally exhibiting...
Who Runs The World? - Queen Elizabeth I Triumphs In A Man's World
It’s almost 500 years since the birth of one of our most famous monarchs, Elizabeth 1. Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resources experts PlanBee is here to help you brush up on your knowledge of her reign as we celebrate her birthday On 7 September 488 years...
Do You Know The History Behind Windrush Day, June 22?
Former teacher Laura Steele of education resources experts PlanBee explains that those who took the brave decision to leave their homes in the Caribbean in 1948 laid the foundations of modern Britain. In 1948, Britain was just beginning to recover from the devastating effects of the Second World War. Cities...
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...
Tribute to Armed Forces and Veterans As We Remember and Reflect
Seventy-five years after the end of World War 2, residents and businesses are being urged to get involved in a four-day tribute to our Armed Forces and Veterans that will begin on Remembrance Sunday and continue until Armistice Day.  Every year people from across Newcastle come together on Remembrance Sunday...
Remembering the forgotten heroes of World War 2
On 15 August 1945, in a live broadcast to the nation less than a month after taking up his new role, Prime Minister Clement Atlee declared the end of World War 2 with the words “The last of our enemies is laid low.” Seventy-five years later residents in Newcastle are...
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is to reopen its doors on 23rd July 2020. The open air museum, which has been forced to close since March, confirmed its planned reopening date after the Government announcement that museums will be allowed to open from next month. Entry will be by...
mithras temple carrawburgh
A family have donated the remnants of a Roman fort – which lies on land they own along Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland – to the British nation. Carrawburgh Roman Fort was private property for 70 years, but has now been given to Historic England, and will be administered by English Heritage. Carrawburgh...
Newcastle Castle by Kieron Mathews - Flickr Creative Commons
Archivists at Newcastle University have discovered a recipe for mince pies that dates all the way back to 1733. The recipe includes some things you might expect to find in a mince pie – cinnamon, nutmeg, currants, and orange and lemon peel. But it also mentions some surprising ingredients –...
Portrait Photo of Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell
Once upon a time, our politicians were forged in industrial furnaces out of iron and steel. Those from the working-class led tougher lives than most of us have even seen, and the aristocratic politicians could hardly be accused of taking the cushy route either. These were men raised to...

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