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Monday 20 May 2024
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Sir Ridley Scott honoured at Windsor Castle Oscar-winning North East film director Sir Ridley Scott was awarded the Knight Grand Cross by the Prince of Wales for services to the UK film industry. The 86-year-old whose incredible career includes classic films such as Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma and Louise and Gladiator was knighted in 2003 …

Late Shows artists prepare for a big night

In a rented studio in the Ouseburn, three musicians are pulling on monks’ — or, more correctly, friars’ — black costumes for a photo ahead of a morning’s intense rehearsal. Elsewhere in Newcastle, another trio of creatives are putting the finishing touches to an audio-visual installation intended to bring a favourite city haunt to life …

In Tyne Rivers we Trust

With a land area of 2,936 sq kms and 4,400 kms of waterways, Dr Ceri Gibson’s patch is sizeable to say the least. The Tyne Rivers Trust environmental charity, of which she is chief executive, oversees the North and South Tyne, and their tributaries the rivers Rede, Allen, Nent, and the Tarset Burn. Then there …

Tyne Bridge and Swing Bridge in Newcastle

Investigating the genial Geordie

Long ago, getting on for a century, a young man visited Newcastle for the first time. The place made quite an impression, as he recorded later: “Thirty or was it 300 years ago, I stood on the Gateshead side of the Tyne Bridge and looked down into the mighty trough. On one side was the …

When the culture continues way past closing time

A feast of after-hours culture looks set to – perhaps ironically – arrive right on schedule next month. The programme for the 16th incarnation of The Late Shows has been unveiled, offering two packed evenings of free activity across Newcastle and Gateshead. More than 60 music and performance venues, art studios, galleries and museums have …

That’s me in the picture, that is…

It’s not every day you peer at a painting and find yourself in it (and I don’t mean your reflection in the glass). That’s exactly what happened to me during a recce of Emma Holliday’s studio at 36 Lime Street, although I can’t guarantee it’ll be the same for others attending Ouseburn Open Studios this …

Seven Stories has a great story to tell

It’s World Book Week and where better to celebrate than Seven Stories where the Children’s Laureate, Joseph Coelho, is visiting today (March 6). Tomorrow, which is World Book Day, there will be 20-minute Storytimes sessions for young children and on Friday Richard O’Neill will decide which school has won a competition to secure his presence …

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