Culture Awards 2014

Culture Awards

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.

Culture Awards 2014: Hyde and Beast perform

Culture Awards Alumni Gallery: Class of 2014

Nadine Shah, David Almond, Great North Passion, Great North Run Culture and Port of Tyne were among those taking home trophies

The Journal Culture Awards 2007 at the Northern Stage 31 March 2008 - Hairspray medley by Newcastle College

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2007

balletLORENT, Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters, Katie Doherty and Picture House at Belsay were all rewarded on the night

Culture Awards 2008 - compere Bob Fischer

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2008

Enchanted Parks, The Futureheads, Laura Lancaster, Paul Batchelor and Durham Enlightenment were included in the winner's roster

The Journal Culture Awards 2009 from the Gala Theatre in Durham

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2009

Matt Stokes, Sarah Millican, Culture Shock, The Great North Museum: Hancock and the Northern Print Biennale were all winners

The Journal Culture Awards 2012 at Durham Cathedral 22 April 2013 - The Lindisfarne Story

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2012

Richard Rigg, Hannabiell Sanders, Peacecamp, balletLorent's Rapunzel and our very own David Whetstone took home trophies

The Journal Culture Awards 2010

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2010

Scott Turnbull, Laura Lancaster, Chris Ramsey, The People's Theatre and Jenny Holzer at Baltic were among the winners

The Journal Culture Awards 2013 held at the Sage, Gateshead

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2013

Paddy Campbell, Joe Caffrey, Lindisfarne Gospels, Wet House, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Iron Festival picked up awards

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

The Newcastle folk singer commanded the crowd's full attention as he performed two songs in Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Nadine Shah brought the awards to a close with a duo of songs

The Whitburn-born singer, who was named as Performing Artist of the Year says she is looking forward to moving back home

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Special contribution to North East Culture, GNR culture

Culture Awards: Great North Run Culture gets the Special Contribution Award

A decade of new commissions and creative companionship to the world's greatest half marathon was rewarded in Sunderland

Hyde and Beast

Culture Awards: Hyde and Beast with the Whitburn Singers took to the Sunderland Minster stage

The Sunderland band - Dave Hyde and Neil Bassett - missed out on the Performing Artist of the Year award, but performed a more than memorable set

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards Performance: Hawthorn Primary School's In Harmony orchestra wow the crowd in Sunderland Minster

A Star Wars medley and an extract from Vivaldi's Four Seasons were played by the inaugural recipients of the Special Award for Young Achievement

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Sunderland Minster was packed, the awards were presented and the air was thick with gossip and revelations

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland

The award-winning author revealed its name as MIRACLE! An Opera of Two Halves. It will premiere at Sunderland Minster in the autumn

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

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The Journal Culture Awards 2014: RECAP from the event at Sunderland Minster

Recognising and rewarding the best of North East creative talent tonight at the Journal Culture Awards in Sunderland

Culture Awards: Nadine Shah, David Almond, GNR Culture and Great North Passion among the winners

A special night at Sunderland Minster also saw performances from Hyde and Beast, Richard Dawson and Hawthorn Primary

Artist Corinne Lewis-Ward who has created the Culture Award trophies at the Sage, Gateshead

Culture Awards: Gateshead artist reveals the trophies which the winners will be taking home

Corinne Lewis-Ward won a £1,000 commission, sponsored by Historic England, to create the bespoke trophies for the Culture Awards

The Futureheads headline Chase Park Festival

The Culture Awards in Sunderland: A snapshot of the city's recent music heritage

As the final plans for the Awards are put in place, Rob Lawson casts an eye over the city’s considerable music output over the past few decades

Culture Awards 2014

Culture Awards 2014: All you need to know

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 take place at Sunderland Minster on June 30, 2015. Here's a rundown of all the finalists hoping to take the trophies home

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer