Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured Hawthorn Primary Orchestra performing at the Awards

Culture Awards: All the winners and highlights from a special night in Sunderland

Hyde and Beast, Hawthorn Primary School and Richard Dawson completed the stellar line up of performances at Sunderland Minster

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 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 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

Left: Ciaro bazaar, from the Berwick Burrell collection; Right: Dancers by Degas, from the Berwick Burrell collection

New display highlights Northumberland's very own Burrell collection

Berwickshire shipping magnate who bought his first work of art with money given to him for a cricket bat donated hundreds of items

Macy's NYC created in Lego at the exhibition at Woodhorn Museum

North East landmarks recreated in Lego as resurgence goes from strength to strength

It's always been a family favourite but now serious builders are giving Lego a new lease of life

Susan Stenger, Sound Strata of Coastal Northumberland, 2014

Susan Stenger's popular audio visual installation to tour Northumberland

Susan Stenger's artwork inspired by the music and geological features of the Northumberland coast is making a comeback

Hilton Dawson of the North East Party

Hilton Dawson: A way of life is gone - and some of us are still grieving for it

Journal columnist and former MP Hilton Dawson says coal-mining may be a museum piece - but the community spirit that went with it is not

Fish and Chips, 1948, by Fred Laidler

Famous painting by Ashington Pitman Painter's to be recreated photographically

One of the most famous images of the Ashington Group of painters is to be recreated photographically

Victorian funny face lantern slides

Last chance to see the Victorian selfies that stormed the internet from Woodhorn

Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine, which gained fans from all over the world will close at the Ashington attraction on February 22

Left: A group of young women in formal Victorian pose; Right: A Coal Board promotional image of a miner washing in a tin bath

Worldwide views for mystery Northumberland pictures

The element of mystery is why a collection of lantern slides in an exhibition at Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives has now been seen in 30 countries in newspapers and online

Jacqui Henderson with her father's self-portrait

The Pitman Painter Jack Harrison has a exhibition dedicated to him at Woodhorn near Ashington

A new exhibition dedicated to the Ashington pitman painter who loved colour has opened at Woodhorn near Ashington

The newly refurbished exhibition of the Pitmen Painters at Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington. Writer of the original Pitmen Painters book William Feaver (right) and Woodhorn Director Keith Merrin

Woodhorn's pitmen painters gallery benefits from hit play

The display of works by the now famous Ashington Group of pitmen painters has undergone a revamp

Seven of Northumberland's tourist attractions have been cited for their positive contribution to helping older and less able guests enjoy stress free days out

Northumberland attractions win awards for 'silver tourism'

Seven Northumberland tourist attractions have been cited for helping older guests enjoy stress-free days out by mature travellers

Northumberlandia near Cramlington

All in a day's work? Why it takes much longer to take in 100 great reasons

Graeme Whitfield is never one to shirk a challenge. Here he tries to complete all 100 great reasons – in a day

Valerie Short (right) and Liz O'Donnell inspect The Journal's coverage in 1990 of Alcan's tow million tonnes production milestone

Volunteers sought to compile history of Alcan at Northumberland site

Archive will be compiled of Alcan Northumberland site

Superstar singer Robbie Williams

10 things not to miss in the North East during June

Here is two handfuls of things we reckon you should include on your wall planner in June

Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Tilbrook will Squeeze the fun out of Northumberland Miners’ Picnic

Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook joins The Unthanks on the bill at Woodhorn for the 15th anniversary celebrations


Award-winning folk stars The Unthanks join community choirs for exclusive North East performance

Show will form a highlight of 150th Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn in Ashington on June 14

Alex Krzyzanowski from Stakeford who has wrote a book about the Hartford Camps

Grandfather pens book about forgotten Northumberland community

Alex Krzyzanowski, 65, has written a book on Hartford Camp which was on Plessey Woods after the Second World War


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