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The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival hosts big names

The cream of the current comic book crop will descend on Kendal this weekend for The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Archive of Ezra Rachlin's work given to Durham University

Ezra Rachlin exhibition reveals wealth of letters, music and photographs which will benefit students at Durham University

Lucy Sage, who is celebrating an accolade for her stage school in Byker

Triumph for Newcastle stage school

A Newcastle stage school boss has an extra spring in her step. Flossie Mainwaring-Taylor explains why

Artist Jeffrey Sarmiento with his glass exhibition at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Jeffrey Sarmiento exhibition comes to National Glass Centre

Jeffrey Sarmiento first solo show in the UK opens at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. Barbara Hodgson meets the artist

Sir Andrew Motion

Former Poet Laureate heads for the Customs House

Sir Andrew Motion will read from The Customs House at... the Customs House in South Shields

One of the Stained Glass Cars by Twsist Design who are Stuart Langley and Matt Sayle

Reliant Robins with a twist head for Durham light festival

This year’s third Lumiere festival is moving into top gear. David Whetstone talks to contributor Stuart Langley about his unique contribution

Artistic Director of the Lumiere festival Helen Marraige

Lumiere festival set to lighten winter gloom in Durham

The third Lumiere festival to be held in Durham is set to feature 27 lighting installations sure to brighten the winter gloom

Juice Festival finale parade on Newcastle's quayside

Juice Festival 2013: Young writers give guide to Juice

David Whetstone meets some young writers who have the task of providing readers of Culture magazine with a guide to the annual Juice Festival

Nick Banks and Jill McKnight whose work has been bought by Charles Saatchi

South Tyneside artist's work bought by Saatchi Gallery

Work by an artist from South Tyneside has been bought by the famous Saatchi Gallery

Exhibition: Our Coastal Heritage at the Watch House, Cullercoats

Photographers are to show the North East coast in its best light in a new exhibition being held in Cullercoats

stars, solar system, night sky, stargazing, astronomy

Poet and composer inspired by the solar system

Two major artistic talents - a poet and an electronic music pioneer - join forces tomorrow for a new solar system-inspired ‘sound journey’ called Edge

Ella Finer with her “0” sound installation

Artists seize the chance to experiment at Baltic 39

Exhibitions at Baltic run for months, at Baltic 39 the approach is different as David Wheststone found out

Artist Marc Ross, with his work in the new Dr Martens store in Newcastle

Prefab77 decorates new Dr Martens shop in Newcastle

When design outfit Prefab77 were asked to decorate the new Dr Martens store on Tyneside, not much imagination was required as Sam Wonfor explains

The Lindisfarne Gospels and other tresures on display at the Palace Green Library Durham University

Lindisfarne Gospels are continuing to inspire

Visitors to Durham recently will have noticed a series of large-scale photographic portraits on posters in the streets of the city

Many Ouseburn Bridges at Night by Jim Edwards

Exhibition: City to the Coast by Jim Edwards at 36 Lime Street

North East artist Jim Edwards has a new exhibition opening at 36 Lime Street Gallery in Newcastle

Theresa Easton at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle

Newcastle exhibition commemorates Baghdad bombing

Work by artists from around the world forms an exhibition commemorating an atrocity. David Whetstone talks to North East contributor Theresa Easton

The Encounter of the Procurator with his Wife at Ridotto

Bowes Museum adds two new Italian paintings to collection

Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle has added two more Italian paintings to its art collection as their £1m fundraiser goes on

Illustrator Nick Sharratt and author Pippa Goodhart during a visit to Seven Stories in Newcastle

Award-winning duo visit Seven Stories

Award-winning picture book duo Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart visited youngsters and their parents at Seven Stories in Newcastle yesterday

Author David Peace, who has written a book about Bill Shankly

Interview: Author David Peace on his Bill Shankly novel

At the launch of the Durham Book Festival, author David Peace talked to David Whetstone about Bill Shankly and Gordon Burn

Fiona Veitch Smith and Tony Glover are the first authors to pen adult works for the publisher

Crafty idea sees North East publisher find further success

Having entertained young readers around the world, a North East publishing company is branching out. David Whetstone reports

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Culture Awards 2014: Hyde and Beast perform

Culture Awards Alumni Gallery: Class of 2014

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2006

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

Culture Awards Alumni: The Class of 2007



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