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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Cyrano de Bergerac at Northern Stage

Review: Cyrano de Bergerac, Northern Stage until May 16

Nigel Barrett's big-nosed Cyrano delivers his lines with aplomb even if we have to take his swordsmanship on trust

People enjoying themselves at the Game On exhibition which is coming to Life

It's Game On as the Life Science Centre in Newcastle gets competitive

The latest big exhibition at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle looks at 60 years of computer gaming

Mary Ann Rogers with some of her tulip-inspired work

Mary Ann Rogers launches Tulipmania! exhibition in Northumberland

Tulips are bursting forth all over at Mary Ann Rogers' Northumberland home and will feature in her new exhibition

Mari Hannah

The first Noir festival in Newcastle is a feast of crime fiction

North East readers like nothing better than a good crime and the region's writers are happy to satisfy the demand

Ellen Phethean whose new poetry collection is called Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman

Poet Ellen Phethean talks about her new collection Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman

Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman is the title poem of Ellen Phethean's new volume of poems

A pair of Korean wedding ducks

Durham University's Oriental Museum offers a Korean Cultural Festival

A programme of lectures, films, music, food and children's activities will be part of May's Korean Cultural Festival in Durham

Drama students rehearsing for SunFest 2015

SunFest 2015 to feature some of history's greatest plays

Budding actors from the University of Sunderland will be gaining experience and generating applause at Arts Centre Washington

Marble head from the statue of Emperor Commodus 185 190 (circa)

Segedunum Roman Fort to host big Roman exhibition

The biggest touring exhibition of Roman artefacts from the British Museum is to run through the summer at Segedunum

Niget Barrett as Cyrano de Bergerac and John Paul Connolly as Le Bret

Northern Stage production of Cyrano de Bergerac gives a chance to young actors

Northern Stage's production of Cyrano de Bergerac is providing a springboard for aspiring young North East actors

Julia Darling at her favourite Rendezvous Cafe

Memories of Julia Darling spark festival of words at Live Theatre in Newcastle

Playwrights and poets will be marking a decade since the death of Julia Darling with a series of events at Live Theatre


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