David Whetstone

David Whetstone

David Whetstone writes about arts & culture and edits Culture magazine. He has been with us for more than 25 years and has won many awards.

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Singing shepherdess Sophie Armstrong

Shepherdess Sophie looks forward to album launch

Having moved from the world of TV to farming, Sophie Armstrong is breaking into music as one half of Summerland

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Sunderland Minster was packed, the awards were presented and the air was thick with gossip and revelations

Buzzcocks are Steve Diggle, Danny Farrant, Pete Shelley and Chris Remington

Chris Remington on life as a Buzzcock as the band head to Sunderland's North Shore

Buzzcocks survived punk and are still going strong as an audience at Sunderland's North Shore is to find out

People making pesto at The Late Shows

Could Newcastle's rooftops become an urban farm?

A new project in Newcastle is envisaging a future where food is produced on urban rooftops and green spaces

Jonathan Bloxham with Newcastle High School for Girls pupils

Review: Mozart’s Requiem, Northern Chords, Newcastle Cathedral

A concert called Unfinished finished in glorious style with a cathedral performance of Mozart's Requiem

A scene from Dead Simple, at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Review: Dead Simple at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Peter James crime thriller has the Theatre Royal audience on the edge of its seats as they wonder whodunit

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

National Young Writer of the Year logo

Young writers urged to compete for Disneyland Paris trip

This year's National Young Writers' Awards competition is calling on children to let their imaginations run riot

Culture Magazine 2015

Culture Magazine - June 2015

In this month's issue we've got music legend Bryan Ferry, bands performing at Evolution Emerging and news of the Hexham Gathering

Hat Fitz & Cara who are to entertain at The Cluny

Alternative gig arranged as Jumpin’ Hot Jamboree Garden Party is cancelled

The Jumpin' Hot Jamboree Garden Party in County Durham has been called off after an objection


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