Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, will collect a National Lottery Award at a glittering awards ceremony which is set to be broadcast on BBC1
Award-winning picture book duo Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart visited youngsters and their parents at Seven Stories in Newcastle yesterday
Yesterday, Mollie King, singer with girl group The Saturdays, presented Seven Stories with the National Lottery Award in the education category
Seven Stories is seeking a happy ending by urging supporters to propel it to victory with their votes in a prestigious national competition
To celebrate the 10th birthday of St Oswald's hospice in Gosforth, staff put on a mad hatter's tea party for the children
BOOKS, the whole book and nothing but the book. Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen talks to BARBARA HODGSON about a truly important part of education.
HANNAH Davies speaks to Kate Edwards, the new chief executive of children's book centre Seven Stories, on why reading is so much more than bedtime stories.
Seven Stories has reason to celebrate. David Whetstone talked to the writer who has made a major contribution to its collection.
A new story by David Almond will be published exclusively in The Journal tomorrow.
HORRID Henry is probably the most extreme caricature of a naughty child, the polar opposite of his brother Perfect Peter, and his Up To Mischief display at Seven Stories allows both children and adults to revel in his bad behaviour without suffering any of the consequences.
WHILE there is a consistent complaint in property development circles that there are not enough cranes to be seen on the North-East skyline, one part of Newcastle has made substantial progress this year.
THE family behind some of Newcastle’s most fashionable bars and restaurants is to sell the last of its city centre businesses and look further afield.
UP to 4,700 jobs are expected to be created if one of Newcastle’s biggest regeneration schemes in recent years is approved.
IF you have never experienced theatre-in-the-round before, I heartily recommend it.
KEEPING up with business trends is as much as some companies can do, but Alastair Gilmour talks to one chief executive whose financial institution is setting an increasingly hot pace.
FEMALE entrepreneurs with a social conscience are being encouraged to enter the region’s top business awards for women..
IF you thought yoga was just for new-age hippy types and fitness fanatics think again.
IF you ever want to look at exactly how rapidly Newcastle is evolving in the 21st century, then the Ouseburn area of the city would be a good place to start.
ROALD Dahl’s stories are almost unimaginable now without Quentin Blake’s illustrations.
ILLUSTRATOR Quentin Blake was in Newcastle yesterday to share a snozzcumber with some young Roald Dahl fans.
New Children's Laureate Michael Rosen had children hanging on his every word as he read in Newcastle yesterday.
Just days after he was announced as the new Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen is in Newcastle today to host an event at Seven Stories.
This week saw the launch of this year's Ouseburn Festival with a sneak peak at the Cumberland Arms in Byker at some of the live music acts which will perform at the event as well as highlighting what takes place over the summer weekend.
A valley in the heart of Newcastle will fill with music, art and street entertainment as an annual festival broadens its horizons this year.
While Newcastle Quayside was subject to wholesale redevelopment, life in an adjacent valley went on in the same low-key way as it had done for years.
Museums did a late shift at the weekend, welcoming hundreds of visitors after normal opening hours.
Among propositions for the weekend, "Fancy a night at the museum?" has never figured in the North-East.
Thirteen museums and galleries on Tyneside will be open from 7-11pm tonight an initiative called The Late Shows.
A twin delegation from South Africa will be on Tyneside today to see how culture has been used to kick start regeneration.
A double celebration took place in Newcastle yesterday to mark the twin anniversaries of Britain's most prestigious children's book awards.
Kate Edwards has been made acting chief executive of Seven Stories after a first attempt to find a replacement for Mary Briggs drew a blank.
A woman, 64, was robbed of her purse by an attacker who struck from behind as she walked along a footpath near Cramlington railway station.
What do you think about the arts? Now 100,000 beer mats are helping to promote Arts Council England's 60th anniversary debate.
Our classical music writer, Thomas Hall, looks ahead to this year's Brinkburn festival.
Confidence in the North-East's future prosperity is building nicely - in more ways than one.
Peter Pan is airborne again thanks to author Geraldine McCaughrean. She talks to David Whetstone about her celebrated sequel.
The leader of Newcastle City Council has written to Chancellor Gordon Brown to warn of the "damaging effect" of a cut in funding for cultural activities.
The world of pictures books - and one in particular - is the inspiration for the latest exhibition at Seven Stories, the centre for children's books.
Hometown heroes have joined some of the region's best known public figures in the New Year's Honours List.
The welcome mat was laid out yesterday for the first visitors to the Ouseburn Valley's latest addition.