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Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng

Award-winning author pays first visit to the North East

An author who has been big news in the North East pays his first visit this week – fresh from victory in another literary competition

The Dear Angel exhibition

Multimedia message exhibition is heaven sent

The Angel of the North has been receiving letters and you can read them too

Dolly Parton

WIN: Tickets to see The Dolly Parton Story

Culture Club members have the chance to stroll down memory lane in the company of country music star Dolly Parton – or a close-run thing anyway

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Street art exhibition gets underway in Newcastle's Victoria Tunnel

Newcastle's historic Victoria Tunnel was turned into a contemporary art gallery yesterday to host its first ever exhibition

Northern Stage artistic director Lorne Campbell

Interview: Northern Stage artistic director Lorne Campbell

Stepping into the shoes of a high-flyer is never easy but Lorne Campbell, who has replaced Erica Whyman as artistic director of Northern Stage, seems cheerfully undaunted

Big M arts instillation by Isis Arts

It’s magic with a capital M at Newcastle's Toffee Factory

An inflatable gallery takes us to the very edge, as Toni Marie Ford finds out

WIN: Tickets to Unfolding Sky at Bede’s World

BEDE’S World has pulled out a number of stops for a widely appealing summer programme.

WIN: Tickets to see Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra

THE Empire Theatre, Consett, is beyond thrilled to be welcoming back Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra with its new show on June 20.

OFFER: Download a free e-book of The Great Gatsby

In conjunction with Capercaillie Books, we're celebrating the release of movie remake The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Isla Fisher.

International Ministry of Play

Illness prevents Monica seeing end of journey into Memory

THE Festival of the North East will embrace the broadest span of moods and emotions this weekend, as David Whetstone reports.

The mystery of the Matisse cartoonist

THE first ever Glendale Art Festival is under way and visitors are clearly finding it inspiring stuff – with one moved to leave an artistic contribution of his own, in the form of a cartoon.

And now the pitwomen painters make their mark

Artists are blazing a regeneration trail. DAVID WHETSTONE finds out more

Review: Cats at Sunderland Empire

NOT being a huge musical fan, there are several Andrew Lloyd Webber “biggies” I’ve never seen, this – one of his longest-ever running shows – being one of them.

Electric East logo

WIN: A meal for two at Electric East

ELECTRIC East is offering on Culture Club member the chance to win a meal for two, to the value of £50, and a bottle of wine.

Soldiers at Housesteads Roman Fort

WIN: A family day out at Housesteads

TO celebrate the re-opening of Housesteads Visitor Centre, the National Trust and partners English Heritage are offering one Culture Club member the chance to win a family day out at Housesteads Roman Fort.

Redworth Hall

EXCLUSIVE: Discount for summer hotel break at Redworth Hall

CULTURE Club members have the chance to enjoy a summer hotel break at Redworth Hall with our exclusive Puma Hotels Collection offer.

Northern Stage

Preview: A Wondrous Place at Northern Stage

Four new plays by young writers from Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Manchester join forces under the banner A Wondrous Place

Singer Sinead OConnor

Review: Sinead O’Connor at Sage Gateshead

ALONG with the early albums of Bjork, Deacon Blue and The Cranberries, this singer- songwriter’s I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got was a soundtrack to my childhood; that voice, that face, that unforgettable video.

Actor Michael Hodgson

Interview: Actor Michael Hodgson on his part in a new play

BACK home in Newcastle, actor Michael Hodgson is enjoying a return to both everyday family life and the theatre where he last appeared in a play with catapulted him into the spotlight.

Interview: Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine

Despite an alarming reputation, SIMON RUSHWORTH finds Megadeth’s frontman in mellow mood as the band head for Tyneside

Videos & Photos

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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