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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Folk singer and activist Peggy Seeger

Peggy Seeger comes to Gateshead on 80th birthday tour

One of the great figures in folk will be performing songs from her recent hit album at Sage Gateshead

Tenor Ben Johnson

Northern Chords proceeds to a rousing finale

Concerts in Newcastle Cathedral and Sage Gateshead will feature some of our best classical music talent

Peter Davison

Peter Davison shares his Doctor Who memories as Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular comes to the Newcastle

The fifth 'Time Lord' is to perform the narrator's role as the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular comes to the Arena

Japanese pianist Yoshie Kawamura

Concert pianist Yoshie Kawamura on 'friendly' Newcastle

Rising stars of classical music and ballet will join forces in a special performance at a Tyneside architecture firm

Author Peter James

Why novel writing isn't Dead Simple the Peter James way

As the 14 million-selling Dead Simple opens at Newcastle Theatre Royal, we meet the man who wrote the book

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

A scene from Mary Poppins by the North American Touring Company - Jolly Holiday

Mary Poppins due for seven-week run at Theatre Royal in Newcastle next year

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced a Newcastle run for their award-winning Mary Poppins production

Anthony Sargent, General Director of Sage Gateshead announces he is to leave the Sage

Ex-Sage Gateshead boss Anthony Sargent has new role in Toronto

The recently departed founding general director of Sage Gateshead is off to Canada to run a major festival

Artist Mikhail Karikis with the Dixon Scott portrait at the Tyneside Cinema

Video installation at the Tyneside Cinema pays homage to last boatyard

Artist Mikhail Karikis was commissioned by Tyneside Cinema to make the latest work for its new space, The Gallery

Simon Tarrant and Claire Webster Saaremets in Jack and Jill & The Red Postbox

New North theatre work highlights challenges posed by dementia

Jack and Jill & The Red Postbox is a new play arising from research carried out by Northumbria and Edinburgh universities


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