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.

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

Culture Awards Arts Council Award nominations

Culture Awards Arts Council Award finalists: AV Festival, Great North Passion and Steamsong

A trio of top drawer nominees are up for the award, which is supported by Arts Council England

Culture Awards Writer of the Year nominations

Culture Awards Writer of the Year finalists: Alison Carr, David Almond and Peter Mortimer

The writing talents of the finalists were on show respectively in The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, The GNR Million Opening Ceremony and Death at Dawn

Culture Awards Best Event Durham nominations

Culture Awards Best Event Durham finalists: Ed Carter's False Lights Seaham, Mallard 75 and Steamsong

A grand art installation, a cracking farewell to a cherished locomotive and a multimedia opera all thrilled audiences in Durham in 2014

Culture Awards Best Event Northumberland nominations

Culture Awards Best Event Northumberland finalists: LS Lowry in Berwick, The 150th Northumberland Miners' Picnic and 3Run

Free running in Hexham Abbey, Berwick through Lowry's eyes and the best and biggest of anniversary picnics made the shortlist

Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists

Culture Awards Best Event Sunderland finalists: Show Me The Money at the NGCA, Summer Streets and Sunderland Stages

Singing in the streets, finding new places to perform and charting the art history of finance caught the eye of the judges in Sunderland

Culture Awards Best Event Teesside finalists

Culture Awards Best Event Teesside finalists: Jabberwocky Market, Chance Finds Us at mima and Homecoming from Periplum theatre

A moving and commemorative drama production, a unique festival of theatre and an exhibition from eight North East artists are on the menu

Culture Awards Best Event Tyneside finalists: The Late Shows, GNR Million Opening Ceremony and Great North Passion

A world class celebration on the Quayside, a late night culture crawl and a wonderfully memorable Easter which put the North East on the map

Journalists

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