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 Newcomer of the Year finalists

Culture Awards Newcomer of the Year finalists: Heather Carroll, Magali Pettier and Sunderland Stages

Death at Dawn actress Heather Carroll, film maker Magali Pettier and the Sunderland Stages project made their presence felt in 2014

Culture Awards Performance of the Year finalists

Culture Awards Performance of the Year finalists: Death at Dawn, I Left My Heart in Roker Park and Mamela

It's all about the theatre this year. Three very different productions caught the eye of the judges

Hyde & Beast

Culture Awards 2014: Full line up announced including Nadine Shah, Hyde and Beast and Richard Dawson

The ceremony at Sunderland Minster on June 30 will boast a top drawer line up of North East talent as well as a host of deserving winners

David Suchet as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest, Newcastle Theatre Royal

David Suchet leads the cast in a glorious production of Oscar Wilde's most enduring comedy

Culture Awards 2014

Culture Awards 2014: The finalists for each category are announced

Nadine Shah, Great North Run Million, Hyde and Beast, Alison Carr, Steamsong, Joe Hillier and Beamish are among the nominees

Award winning Author David Almond at the Stadium of Light

Culture Awards 2014: David Almond to perform extract from Sunderland football opera

The Journal Culture Awards 2014 is delighted to announce the award-winning author as our first confirmed performer at the June 30 ceremony

Culture Awards 2014

Culture Awards 2014: Sunderland Minster will play host to a crowd of North East talent

Keep your eyes posted for more announcements about who's performing at the ninth Journal Culture Awards on Wearside

Left: Michael Bond, Paddington Goes for Gold. HarperCollins Children's Books. Images © RW Alley; Right: Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Puffin Books. Image © Quentin Blake

Picture This exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery celebrates children's literature illustrations

The British Library exhibition features 10 of the most iconic children's books and original artworks from the likes of Quentin Blake and Lauren Child

Maker Faire at Life is always a popular draw for teenagers who want to get involved

Summer Science Camp at the Centre for Life offers teenagers the chance to celebrate their inner geek

A week-long feast of science will give youngsters a varied programme of creative and scientific activities to choose from

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

Writer Chloe Daykin announced as the winner of the inaugural Julia Darling Travel Fellowship

The recipient of the prize for creative writers, established by New Writing North, was announced during a celebration of Julia's life and work


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