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 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 nominations

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 2014 Best Arts and Business Partnership finalists

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

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 2014

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

The new Globe Gallery taking shape on Pilgrim Street

Last chance to see Shakespeare's tragic thirteen

A photographic exhibition at the new Globe Gallery features 13 Shakespearean suicide victims

Georgina Ascroft inspects a 1950's Subuteo table football set in the colours of Bishop Aukland FC at the start of The Birth of the Blues Exhibition at Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle exhibition celebrates our most successful football team

The Birth of the Blues looks at the history and triumphs of Bishop Auckland FC, 10 time winners of the FA Amateur Cup

Dennis Jobling at The Gallery of Wonder on Tour exhibition at Newcastle University

A Gallery of Wonder is to tour agricultural shows

Work by leading contemporary artists is set to rival livestock and big ring entertainment at Northumberland's summer shows

Sire Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, at the Hatton Gallery

Hatton Gallery seeks to benefit from donation-boosting scheme

Donors are being urged to support the popular university gallery which has ambitious modernisation plans

The Great North Museum Hancock

Hours before polling day, what are the parties saying about Arts and Culture?

A new theatre for Manchester, £500m more for the arts and smoking back in pubs - just some pledges from the election rivals

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

A pair of Korean wedding ducks

Durham University's Oriental Museum offers a Korean Cultural Festival

A programme of lectures, films, music, food and children's activities will be part of May's Korean Cultural Festival in Durham

Knitting group at Shipley Art Gallery put their needles to work for long-running exhibition

Blooming Marvellous features the work of more than 3,500 knitters who have created a fully wooly garden

Artist Albert Irvin

Northumbria University Gallery celebrates work of Albert Irvin with a special exhibition

The much-admired artist, who died in March aged 92, showed his work as part of the gallery's inaugural exhibition in 1978

Marble head from the statue of Emperor Commodus 185 190 (circa)

Segedunum Roman Fort to host big Roman exhibition

The biggest touring exhibition of Roman artefacts from the British Museum is to run through the summer at Segedunum

Illustrator Holly Sterling and Niece May Calvert (7) at the book launch of 'Things not to do with a Baby' at Seven Stories in Byker

Magic of Seven Stories to hit the road as Centre for Children's Books closes for refurbishment

A packed programme of events all over the North East has been booked to ensure youngsters can still enjoy the Seven Stories experience


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