The winners of the Lit & Phil's Young Writers' Awards were announced by Seven Stories co-founder Elizabeth Hammill
Paul Chamberlain, one of few classical accordionists in the UK, is to give a free concert in Newcastle as David Whetstone finds out
Graeme Whitfield is never one to shirk a challenge. Here he tries to complete all 100 great reasons – in a day
A building still serving the purpose for which it was built 200 years ago is throwing open its doors
Descendants of light bulb inventor Joseph Swan have been in the region to pay tribute on his centenary
The up-and-coming singer singwriter returns to Newcastle for a special date in support of his debut album, War, Peace and Diplomacy
A crime fiction special welcomes authors from Iceland and Arctic to compare notes at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle this weekend
A first play about Charles Avison is set to introduce more people to the life and work of a notable composer and Geordie as David Whetstone reports
Ceramics and words combine in Andrew Guest's new exhibition Sign of the Times at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle
Authors are gathering in Newcastle this week for Books on Tyne which is being held at the Lit & Phil and the City Library
Work by artists from around the world forms an exhibition commemorating an atrocity. David Whetstone talks to North East contributor Theresa Easton
The world viewed through a storyteller’s eyes is the latest app offer on the market, as David Whetstone reports
Cheaper than a letter and with less space to fill, the postcard filled mail bags for generations. David Whetstone looks at an exhibition in its honour
Susan Hedworth sits at the piano in her cottage at Ovington, Northumberland, and memories of her brother come flooding back
A BOOK described by one writer and critic as “the great British novel of the decade” is to be published in January – and it is set firmly in the North-East.
ONE of an old man’s last wishes is granted with the publication today of a charming Tyneside memoir – and another’s nagging conscience is silenced.
A LOVE of the outdoors has been captured in book form by a 33-year-old who is the youngest person to edit a Faber anthology.
THE winners of the Criminal Shorts story competition were announced at an awards evening at Newcastle’s Literary & Philosophical Society.
Primary school children are marking the bicentenary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade with a series of poetry and music events, as Sheree Mack tells Tamzin Lewis.
Rule-breaking theatre company Threeovereden are going against the grain with a Henrik Ibsen double-hander.