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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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film festival
A film student at Newcastle University has been showing his documentaries at prestigious festivals all over the world. Evripidis Karydis, who is studying for a PhD in Film Practice at Newcastle University, has had his films shown at festivals in Oaxaca, Mexico; Bucharest, Romania; Moscow, Russia; and Lille, France. Screenings are...
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Your child could be selected to walk out as an official mascot with the England men’s rugby team when they take on Italy at St James’ Park on Friday September 6th. The match – a Quilter International – will be the last game England play before they travel to Japan...
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This week saw the launch of Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever (NBSE). The NBSE programme will see Newcastle kids enjoying arts and crafts, sports and physical activities, and nutritious meals during the summer holidays. It’s estimated that more than 26,700 children in Newcastle live in deprived areas and that 10,344 of...
stonehenge
Stonehenge is one of Britain’s best-known and most mysterious monuments. But now Newcastle academics have come up with an interesting theory on how Stone-Age people could have constructed the landmark. Archaeologists from Newcastle University are suggesting that pig fat may have played a vital role in erecting the ancient structure. Academics...
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Newcastle is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of council housing first being provided in the city. A programme of events will mark the centenary of the Housing and Planning Act of July 1919 – otherwise known as the Addison Act – which made housing a national obligation. In November 1918, Liberal...
On Wednesday 10th July many city centre streets will be closed including Grey Street, Grainger Street and the Bigg Market. The reason they'll be closed is for professional cyclists to compete in a major hour-long race to start and finish at Grey's Monument. As cyclists bring Newcastle traffic to a...
teaching award
A Newcastle primary school has won a teaching award so prestigious it is dubbed an ‘Oscar of education’. St John’s Primary School has received a Silver Teaching Award from the Pearson’s National Teaching Awards, beating thousands of other schools to scoop the honour. St John’s is one of only 68 schools...
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A researcher from Newcastle University is to tackle the subject of ‘deep fakes’ – the latest manifestation of ‘fake news’ – in an upcoming public lecture. While fake news may refer to false or misleading statements we read or hear, deep fakes take this process further. Deep fakes use artificial intelligence...
newcastle castle
Newcastle Castle is a familiar Tyneside landmark … or should that be Newcastle Castillo or Châteaux or Schloss? Well, it probably depends on where you’re from and what language you speak. But with 50% of visitors to Newcastle Castle coming from aboard, the tourist attraction decided it was time to...
Nell Bryden
Later this month, Newcastle fans of Nell Bryden will have the chance to enjoy an intimate gig from the singer-songwriter. The New-York-born, London-based musician is embarking on a UK tour to support her new EP Soundtrack to Little Wing (Part 1), as well as her recently released album Living Room...

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