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Matisse among star attractions of Glendale Art Festival

THE first ever Glendale Art Festival is launched today, with highlights including an exhibition of Matisse prints and talks by internationally acclaimed local artists.

Review: Allan Taylor and Rab Noakes @ Sage Gateshead

FOLK singers Taylor and Noakes were born in the 1940s and started performing in the 1960s.

Review: Kanda Bongo Man, Waka Waka, Sage Gateshead

WAKA Waka is a North East network of organisations and people celebrating African culture and heritage.

Interview: North East theatre director Alan Lyddiard

IF you suspect the arts are little more than a leisure time activity for the comfortable middle classes, a conference in Newcastle today paints a different picture.

Cooking with Elvis makes a return to the North East

ONE of Lee Hall’s early stage hits is making a welcome return to the region, helping to celebrate the 40th birthday year of the theatre where it started life - and became one of its biggest successes.

Working a rich seam of heritage

Last year, people laughed and cried at The Wind Road Boys.

Song made me paws for thought

One of the most popular and enduring musicals will be twitching its whiskers on Wearside this week.

Review: Spot’s Birthday Party, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Review: Spot’s Birthday Party, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Mannaza Grill House

WIN: A meal for four at Mannaza Korean Grill House

MANNAZA means “celebrate and party with friends”. So, with this in mind, the restaurant, in Chinatown, Newcastle, is inviting one lucky reader to enjoy its Korean cuisine - and atmosphere - free of charge.

WIN: Tickets to see A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham

CULTURE Club members have the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to see A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Durham when it comes to the Whitley Bay Playhouse on Sunday, July 21.

Preview: Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra at Hoults Yard, Newcastle

It's been a mad old time of late for sax player Lee Thompson and, as Barbara Hodgson hears, life is taking on a whole new rhythm as he adds a bit of reggae to the mix

Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema marks anniversary with all-nighter

Nobody marks an anniversary better than the Tyneside Cinema – and this weekend they’re pushing the boat out

Actor Robson Green

Interview: Robson Green on his new book Extreme Fishing

ROBSON GREEN is ringing me from Hungary. “I’m brilliant,” he says.

Preview: Summer Fair at Sunderland Minster

CELEBRATING the end of exams is possibly the one thing about school days we all miss.

Fabrice Terraz exhibition documents crews of abandoned ships

SAILORS living in a state of purgatory are the subject of an exhibition by French photographer Fabrice Terraz.

Review: Alicia Keys, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

THE QUEEN of the keyboards had fans basking in a warm glow as she played Newcastle for the first time.

Review: Cirque du Hilarious, Newcastle Theatre Royal

DANNY Adams only has to set foot on stage, sporting any one of his fun-filled faces, and an audience spanning the generations are soon falling about laughing.

Freya Waley-Cohen's gift strikes a new chord

BRILLIANT young talent is the bedrock of the annual Northern Chords Festival and there’s no better example than Freya Waley-Cohen.

Review: Mark Knopfler at Metro Radio Arena - GALLERY

WELL, the boy can still play. It may not have been a blistering homecoming for our local hero on Saturday night but it was certainly spellbinding.

Danny and Clive are clowning around

IT has been eight years since father-and-son entertainers Clive Adams and Danny Webb made an on-stage home for themselves at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle.

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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