Alistair Hudson

mima: A new and 'useful' vision for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Director Alistair Hudson explains the way forward for one of the region's major cultural institutions

Iconic buildings in the North East

What is the North East's best building? Our panel of experts try and find out the answer

We turn our gaze onto what is the best building in the North East and ask experts for their opinions

Louise Bourgeois in 1980

Mima exhibition presents the art of Louise Bourgeois

Teesside University's Prof Gerda Roper taken in the latest in the Artist Rooms series of exhibitions features Louise Bourgeois who died in 2010

Culture magazine - August 2014

Culture Magazine - August 2014

Putting this magazine together every month is an eye-opener. There’s always so much going on, particularly in the summer when, these days, one festival seems to blend seamlessly into the next

The Theatre heads outside for Summer

Outdoor theatre companies are entertaining in beautiful locations across the North East

Here comes the fun at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art goes back to the 50s for a new exhibition Art and Optimism in 1950s Britain

Culture magazine - March 2014

Culture magazine - March 2014

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

The Jar Family

The Jar Family lift the lid on 'Jarmalade' for home gigs

The Jar Family are returning to the road at the end of November and early December for a handful of live dates

The Heugh Gun Battery in Hartlepool

Remembering First World War Hartlepool homefront hero

A Tees Valley partnership will unveil its plans today for a programme of events on the impact of the First World War in the area

The Kurdish Gardens

Half-term fun to keep your children happy

IF you're running low on ideas to avoid half-term parental meltdown, Sam Wonfor offers a slice of culturally-seasoned sanity.

New arts chief on a mission to change people’s lives for better

The new head of Arts Council England was born and brought up on Teesside – and he’s on a mission to see “excellent” arts and culture made accessible to all.

There’s lots stirring in the valley

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IF you were asked the question what have Picasso, Rule Britannia, Andy Warhol and Journey South got in common, would you be able to give a sensible answer?

Teaser: Kylie Minogue

Plenty of reasons to celebrate arts

WE might not have been picked as the Capital of Culture, but the region clearly has every reason to celebrate a happy new year – and beyond.

Robert Lepage

Region rides great wave of creativity

THE last few years have seen an extraordinary number of new cultural buildings opened across the North-East and an equal number of impressive refurbishments.

Calling all art lovers

Mima in Middlesbrough is one of the UK’s finest galleries. The gallery brings together exhibitions of fine art and craft from 1900 to now.

Last chance for RICS ‘Oscars’

COULD your property compete against the hottest new developments in the North-East?

THE search is now on for the hottest new developments in the North-East with the launch of the RICS Renaissance Awards 2008.

Held annually, the awards recognise the cream of the region’s property crop, looking for excellence in innovation, planning, design, workmanship and value for money.

Continuing to make a mark as a trusted counsel

By Robin Bloom

mima needs no capitals to be capital

From rubber bands to ceramic treasures... David Whetstone reviews the second exhibition at mima in Middlesbrough.

Prize-winning centre that broke the mould

Properties ranging from an art centre to an office block have been flagged up as some of the best the region has to offer.


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