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Northumbria shortlisted for best university in the UK

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been nominated for the prestigious University of the Year award in Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2017. Described as the ‘Oscars of UK higher education’ the awards attract hundreds of entries each year that exemplify talent, dedication and innovation across all aspects of university life....

Saltwell Park judged “The People’s Choice”

Gateshead’s Saltwell Park has been declared one of the 10 most popular parks in the UK. More than 73,000 park goers from throughout Britain nominated their favourite park in a competition organised by Keep Britain Tidy to discover ‘The People’s Choice’. When the votes were counted, Saltwell Park was...

Grease is back and it’s slicker than ever

Pull up your bobby socks and slick back your hair because the original high school musical (and ‘Greatest of all time’*) Grease returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal this Autumn and it’s slicker, fresher and more star-studded than ever before! Play truant and make a date with the T-Birds and...

Relax and unwind with Spa’s winter warmer

One of the region’s most luxurious spas is turning up the heat as the weather gets colder with a winter overnight spa deal. Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa in County Durham has unveiled its Spa Winter Indulgence break, which will be available from December 1. For just £199...

From Auckland Castle Trust to The Auckland Project

A County Durham charity, which is already investing more than £130m, is reaffirming its long-term commitment to the region, with the launch of a new identity and further opportunities for learning, employment and skills development. Auckland Castle Trust, based in Bishop Auckland, was originally established in 2012 to protect...

Tyne Bridge to host epic civil rights performance

The Tyne Bridge will be the setting for a spectacular performance inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy and epic civil rights struggles, past and present. Held on Sunday 29 October as part of Freedom City 2017, a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King...

R&B Group video technology transforms castles, vehicles, churches and 3D objects into large projection canvases

Such is the scale of R&B Group’s Newcastle ‘event production’ operation their vehicles drive the equivalent of twice around the world each year delivering fabulous events. Recently R&B has become well known for projection mapping. “This technology enables high-quality projection of images, animation and film on to 3D surfaces...

North East gallery has creative workshops all wrapped up

Newcastle-based art gallery, The Biscuit Factory, is crafting a new workshop programme this winter, which includes some festive treats. The Biscuit Factory, the UK’s largest independent arts, craft and design gallery, has teamed up with a number of northern makers and artists to host a series of interactive workshops,...

Black and White Exhibition shines a light on local talent

  Artists from across the North East are going colour-free for a special exhibition in Bishop Auckland. The Black and White exhibition at No.42, Market Place, features more than 40 works by 15 local artists, all made entirely in monochrome. It includes prints, photographs, paintings, drawings and textiles and...

Greggs set to feed the 3,000 in Sunderland clean-up

Sunderland students will be given a helping hand on their mission to clean up the city centre next week, thanks to bakery giant Greggs. Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a collaborative project with Sunderland College and Sunderland Council called 100 Quick Wins, which will see up to...

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