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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Bryan Ferry on stage at Newcastle City Hall

Review: Bryan Ferry at Newcastle City Hall

It was a triumphant return to home turf for Bryan Ferry as he seduced his audience with a blend of old and new

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

Review: Royal Northern Sinfonia play Beethoven's Eighth at Sage Gateshead

Alexandre Bloch led the North East orchestra and two brilliant soloists on a very merry dance in Hall One

A scene from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Author John Boyne on his bestselling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

A stage adaptation of John Boyne's famous but harrowing wartime tale is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Tin Ring - Jane Arnfield with the Zdenka Fantlova, the woman that inspired her character

Northumbria University academic to stage special performance of The Tin Ring in Czech town

Jane Arnfield is to perform stage show The Tin Ring in Terezin where its subject, Zdenka Fantlova, was held by the Nazis

Jason Donovan in his pop music heyday

Jason Donovan announces dates in Gateshead and Carlisle

There will be Ten Good Reasons to see Jason Donovan as he aims to perform his hit debut album of 1989

Hexham author Chloe Daykin who has bagged a two book deal for her work with publisher Faber

Northumberland writer Chloe Daykin snapped up by publisher Faber after Fish Boy novel

If you like the books of David Almond and Ann Coburn, here's another name to watch. Chloe Daykin, who was coached by them both, tells David Whetstone about her first novel which had publishers clamouring.

Sean Connery as James Bond leans on breakfast counter with Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore

Review: Classic FM at the Movies with John Barry at the Sage Gateshead

The man who wrote the music for 11 Bond movies was honoured in a rousing concert by Royal Northern Sinfonia

A scene from Addicted to Sheep

Addicted to Sheep film to be premiered at top documentary festival

Addicted to Sheep, a film shot in Upper Teesdale, is to be seen by top industry experts at Sheffield Doc/Fest

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


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