The Journal Culture Awards, which began in 2006, annually reward the best of North East culture in categories such as Performing Artist, Writer, Visual Artist, Newcomer, Performer and events of the year. This year, the ceremony, which will feature performances from Kathryn Williams and The Lake Poets (with more to be announced) will take place in Hall One, Sage Gateshead on April 16. For tickets call 0191 443 4661 or visit www.sagegateshead.com
Live updates and a live stream video from this year's Culture Awards from Sage Gateshead, with performances from Kathryn Williams, The Lake Poets, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Kate Fox and the Mighty Doonans
The Journal Culture Awards annually reward the best of the North East's creative community. But before the winners are decided, we need someone to make the trophies. Sam Wonfor explains and invites your ideas
The number 13 is apparently unlucky for some, but not for Sam Wonfor, who feels utterly fortunate to have enjoyed another top notch soaking when it comes to culture on North East soil this year. Here are a few diamonds from her diary
Brian was appointed Editor of The Journal in December 2003, joining from Trinity Mirror's Liverpool base where he was Editorial Development Manager for the company's regional titles. He has also held senior positions at the Daily Record and the Evening Express, Aberdeen, as well as being a former Editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.