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: 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 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 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 Performing Artist of the Year finalists: Hyde and Beast, Jos Vantyler and Nadine Shah

Actor Jos, singer/songwriter Nadine and band Hyde and Beast impressed the judges with their efforts in 2014

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 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: 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: 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

Culture Awards North East Museum of the Year finalists: The 1940s Farm at Beamish, Stand Up for Woodhorn and Wor Life 1914-18

Judges were on the look out for innovation, delighted visitors and the revelation of seeing collections and resources in a new light during 2014.

Culture Awards Visual Artist of the Year finalists: Joseph Hillier, Magdalene Odundo and Wolfgang Weileder

A piece for the Great North Passion, a work made up of a thousand glass pieces and a nine-metre cone all caught the eye of the judges

Culture Awards Best Arts and Business Partnership finalists: Simpsons Malt and BVA; PoT and Various Partners, and Northern Stars and Intu Eldon Square and Intu MetroCentre

Bringing L.S. Lowry to Berwick; inspiring documentaries by young people; and a melting pot of culture projects to benefit the North East

Culture Awards Newcomer of the Year finalists: Heather Carroll, Magali Pettier and Sunderland Stages

Death at Dawn actress Heather Carroll, film maker Magali Pettier and the Sunderland Stages project made their presence felt in 2014

Culture Awards Performance of the Year finalists: Death at Dawn, I Left My Heart in Roker Park and Mamela

It's all about the theatre this year. Three very different productions caught the eye of the judges

Culture Awards 2014: Full line up announced including Nadine Shah, Hyde and Beast and Richard Dawson

The ceremony at Sunderland Minster on June 30 will boast a top drawer line up of North East talent as well as a host of deserving winners

Culture Awards 2014: The finalists for each category are announced

Nadine Shah, Great North Run Million, Hyde and Beast, Alison Carr, Steamsong, Joe Hillier and Beamish are among the nominees

Culture Awards 2014: David Almond to perform extract from Sunderland football opera

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 is delighted to announce the award-winning author as our first confirmed performer at the June 30 ceremony

Culture Awards 2014: Sunderland Minster will play host to a crowd of North East talent

Keep your eyes posted for more announcements about who's performing at the ninth Journal Culture Awards on Wearside

The Journal Culture Awards: Calling all artists - you could be making this year's trophies

This is a call out for artists to submit proposals to win this year's £1,000 commission for Culture Awards trophies

The Journal Culture Awards are coming to Sunderland in June

The annual celebration of North East culture in all its forms will be held in Sunderland Minster

The Journal Culture Awards: Nominations are being reopened for one week only

If you were kicking yourself that you didn't get around to nominating your favourite stuff from 2014, fear not, you have an extra week

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 - nominations are now open

The ceremony will once again reward, recognise and showcase the best of North East's cultural output - in fantastic fashion

Culture Awards 2014: Nominate your favourite

The Journal Culture awards are open to anyone who has made a significant contribution to the North East cultural landscape in 2014

Evolution Emerging 2015 searches for next wave of musical talent

The North East's biggest emerging music event is looking for new artists for this year's event in May

Big day dawns for West End star Alice Stokoe

North East actress Alice Stokoe makes her debut in the hit West End show Mamma Mia!

A tuneful rendezvous with Lindisfarne's Rod Clements

Lindisfarne's Rod Clements is rightly proud of his new album which acts as a meeting point for all his songs

Culture Magazine - May 2014

Most of the time we like to look ahead in Culture magazine but at this time of the year it’s nice to look back at the annual celebration that is The Journal Culture Awards

WATCH: Kathryn Williams incredible Dancing in the Dark cover at Journal Culture Awards

Kathryn Williams left everyone spellbound with her amazing cover of Bruce Springsteen’s classic

Culture Awards 2013: Find out who the richly deserving winners are

The Journal Culture Awards took place in style at the Sage Gateshead on last night, recognising the region's artistic community

Culture Awards 2013: Kate Fox's poem plus photos from the event

Performance poet and Journal columnist Kate Fox wrote a bespoke poem featuring all 36 Culture Awards finalists. Read the poem below

As it happened: Culture Awards 2013 from Sage Gateshead

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

Culture Awards 2013: Your guide to this year's ceremony

Over the past eight years, we've been delighted to see the Culture Awards become a much sought after badge of honour

Culture magazine - April 2014

The April 2014 edition of Culture magazine is out now. If you missed your copy in The Journal newspaper, you can read it online here

Actor Chris Connel announced as host of this year's Journal Culture Awards

Pitmen Painters actor Chris Connel will reprise his role as the host of The Journal Culture Awards

Frankie and the Heartstrings and Kate Fox sign up to perform at the Culture Awards

Frankie and the Heartstrings and Kate Fox are the latest acts to be announced for the upcoming Culture Awards on April 16

The Journal Culture Awards finalists are revealed

The Journal Culture Awards' judging panel have selected their finalists

Could you create the trophies for this year's Culture Awards?

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

Culture Awards 2013: Design the trophy - Complete the application form here

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. Complete the application form here

The Lake Poets join The Journal Culture Awards bill

A second major act has been announced to play at the The Journal Culture Awards later this year

Interview: Mercury Music Prize-nominated singer Kathryn Williams

Singer songwriter Kathryn Williams will play The Journal Culture Awards in April. We're just pleased she managed to fit us in


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