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Artist Lyn Hagan with Tony Hernandez in San Quentin State Prison, California

Prison Letters exhibition comes to Hatton Gallery

Ahead of two extraordinary musical performances due to take place in Newcastle next week, David Whetstone talks to artist Lyn Hagan whose correspondence with death row prisoner Tony Hernandez provided the inspiration

Author Max Adams who has a new book about King Oswald of Northumbria

North East author's new book tells of Northumbria King

Pushed to name a North East hero from the annals of history, you might come up with Harry Hotspur or the Venerable Bede

The Heather Phillipson exhibition at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Baltic exhibition offers a crazy travel experience

Head for Baltic and be reborn into the curious world of Heather Phillipson. David Whetstone made the trip

Amy Bainbridge, Bowes Museum education coordinator

Bowes Museum wins award for education work

Education work at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, has proved worthy of a prestigious award

Fascinating insight into harsh life on the streets

A new exhibition is offering first sight of 1890s photographs of Tyneside, as Barbara Hodgson reports

Anthony Smithson with the signed 130-page Get Carter script

Get Carter script signed by Michael Caine comes up for sale

North Shields bookshop owner Anthony Smithson is selling a rare Get Carter script signed by its star Michael Caine

An example of Ruth Fettis' work

Artists show mettle in new Shipley Art Gallery exhibition

Print-maker Ruth Fettis is revealing her quirky take on fashion in the Shipley Art Gallery's Tales from a Forgotten City exhibition

Author Dan Smith from Gosforth, Newcastle with his new book

War Minister's great grandson writes first children's novel set in wartime

With some authors you wonder where they get their ideas from. In Dan Smith’s case it seems fairly clear, as David Whetstone explains

Blue Top by Shani Rhys James

Preview: Shani Rhys James exhibition comes to Newcastle

Welsh artist Shani Rhys James brings her exhibition of unsettling images to the University of Northumbria Gallery

Former Coronation Street actor Bill Ward at Newcastle Central Station

Ex-Corrie actor Bill Ward on his passion for photography

With Coronation Street and the Spice Girls musical behind him, actor Bill Ward is concentrating on photography. David Whetstone caught up with him

Sean O’Brien, Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University

Steering course around world of a storyteller

The world viewed through a storyteller’s eyes is the latest app offer on the market, as David Whetstone reports

Pride Parade in Newcastle City Centre, July 21 2013

Thousands go forward together with Pride

The annual Northern Pride festival took place on Saturday. Writer Sara Kamouni and photographer Mahdi Nouar, captured the mood

The Postcard: A Voyage of Discovery exhibition at the Lit & Phil

The Postcard exhibition delivering happiness in Newcastle

Cheaper than a letter and with less space to fill, the postcard filled mail bags for generations. David Whetstone looks at an exhibition in its honour

Artist Chris Gollon with his painting Jazz Night at St Mary's

Chris Gollon exhibition explores human condition

The Balman Gallery in Corbridge is hosting an exhibition by British artist Chris Gollon

George Vasey in front of Definitely (spelt right) art work courtesy of Jeremy Hutchison

A Small Hiccup exhibition definitely makes you think

One slip of the finger can have dire consequences. David Whetstone views an exhibition that will definitely make you think

Adventurous storytellers engage on epic outdoor project

Fact, fiction and the great outdoors feature in an archaeological investigation by storytellers, as David Whetstone explains

Grayson Perry at his exhibition of giant tapestries with L-R Kat Adamson, Debra Ratcliff and Laura Gooch who appeared in one of his works

Grayson Perry launches exhibition at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Controversial Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry was in Sunderland yesterday to launch an exhibition of his giant tapestries

Paul Swinney centred his word cloud artwork on 'Mackem'

Words spinning their own artistic spell in exhibition

If a picture paints a thousands words... then how many does a piece of art made out of words conjure?

Northern Writers Awards Group

North’s writing talent celebrated with Northern Writers’ Awards

Two local talents are among the winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards which this year have extended their reach and upped the prize pot to £40,000

Tony Neilson, one of the principal characters in Guts

A play with real Guts raises big questions

Big questions are raised by a highly unconventional show called Guts

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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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