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Ayuba Suleiman Diallo portrait coming to South Shields as part of Black History Month

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo portrait coming to South Shields as part of Black History Month

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Intriguing Story of freed slave Ayuba Suleiman Diallo will be revealed at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery when it displays his portrait by William Hoare from October until March 2013. The portrait is on long term loan to the National Portrait Gallery and is touring only three venues in Britain. The event is part of Black History Month October 2012.

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Heritage Open Days in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear – Sept 6 – 9

Heritage Open Days in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear – Sept 6 – 9

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fans of local history and architecture of the North East of England can look forward to a special weekend in September when Heritage Open Days 2012 takes place. From Sept. 6 – 9 2012 hundreds of magnificent buildings and old structures will be open to the public. There’s be lots of activities and events too, including walks and exhibitions.

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Sample of summer celebrations in ‘hipster capital’

Sample of summer celebrations in ‘hipster capital’

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

A fantastic line-up of festivals and events is in store at Newcastle Gateshead this year. It will be a summer of celebrations. Some of the stand-out events are the urban music festival Evolution; Olympic Football at St James’ Park; an exciting line-up at unique; EAT!

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The Late Shows dates announced

The Late Shows dates announced

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

NewcastleGateshead’s famous cultural crawl called The Late Shows is set for May 18 and 19. It will feature more than 45 venues with many staying open after hours to include shows and displays.

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Taking things easy at AV Festival

Taking things easy at AV Festival

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

This year’s North East AV Festival is set to take place between March 1 and 31. The focus is on taking things easy, moving slowly and so it will be an extremely laid back affair. A

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Site broadens content to reflect visitor experience

Site broadens content to reflect visitor experience

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thisisnorthumberland.com is increasing and broadening its focus to reflect user feedback. The change will also reflect travel patterns of visitors to the region. The new focus will include an added section on Newcastle-Gateshead, because people who live their regularly enjoy weekend breaks in Northumberland and the Borders.

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Pianist Roberto Fonseca to open eighth Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Pianist Roberto Fonseca to open eighth Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The eighth Gateshead International Jazz Festival is set for next spring and will feature Jazz from across the globe. It is the first festival of the Jazz season in the UK jazz calendar. Star Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca will open the festival in the magnificent Hall One.

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Turner Prize exhibition opens at Baltic

Turner Prize exhibition opens at Baltic

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Turner Prize exhibition has finally opened at Gateshead’s Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts. After much anticipation and excitement, the exhibition is in the North East of England. It shows a sculpture made of cellophane and Vaseline, paintings of a council estate, a video installation featuring the moon and tower blocks, and a wastepaper bin are part of the display of artworks by the four artists in the running for this year’s prestigious Turner Prize. This is the first time the exhibition and ceremony have been held outside a Tate venue.

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Cream of North’s tourist attractions honoured

Cream of North’s tourist attractions honoured

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  October 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The North East of England’s top tourist attractions have been praised at a ceremony in Sunderland. More than 40 businesses were recognised for the work they do in bringing visitors to the the North East.

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