Sam Wonfor

Sam Wonfor

Sam Wonfor is an award-winning arts and entertainments writer who has worked in North East journalism since 2001.

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Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2006

Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Sakoba Dance, Sunderland Air Show, SIRF and The Victoria Tunnel were among the winners

The Journal Culture Awards 2007 at the Northern Stage 31 March 2008 - Hairspray medley by Newcastle College

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2007

balletLORENT, Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters, Katie Doherty and Picture House at Belsay were all rewarded on the night

Culture Awards 2008 - compere Bob Fischer

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2008

Enchanted Parks, The Futureheads, Laura Lancaster, Paul Batchelor and Durham Enlightenment were included in the winner's roster

The Journal Culture Awards 2009 from the Gala Theatre in Durham

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2009

Matt Stokes, Sarah Millican, Culture Shock, The Great North Museum: Hancock and the Northern Print Biennale were all winners

The Journal Culture Awards 2012 at Durham Cathedral 22 April 2013 - The Lindisfarne Story

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2012

Richard Rigg, Hannabiell Sanders, Peacecamp, balletLorent's Rapunzel and our very own David Whetstone took home trophies

The Journal Culture Awards 2010

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2010

Scott Turnbull, Laura Lancaster, Chris Ramsey, The People's Theatre and Jenny Holzer at Baltic were among the winners

The Journal Culture Awards 2011 - 16 April 2012

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2011

The Turner Prize, Max Roberts, Split Festival, Richard Forster and Electric Estate and Alison Gangel were among the winners

The Journal Culture Awards 2013 held at the Sage, Gateshead

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2013

Paddy Campbell, Joe Caffrey, Lindisfarne Gospels, Wet House, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Iron Festival picked up awards

Geordie Rat Pack

Ten things not to miss in the North East in July, including Annie, John Cooper Clarke and SIRF

Whether the sun gets its hat on or not, there's loads to see on stages all over Tyneside and beyond. SummerTyne, Pride and Joy Atlas are just some

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

The Newcastle folk singer commanded the crowd's full attention as he performed two songs in Sunderland Minster

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