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Poignant setting for work

An exhibition by Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller opened at a Northumberland venue last week.

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WATCH: Ex-colliery plays host to miners’ strike artwork

The former colliery site at Woodhorn Museum will provide a particularly poignant location for Jeremy Deller’s artwork on The Battle of Orgreave – an exhibition which opens today.

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Woodhorn Museum, Ashington. Picture by Jane Coltman

Northumberland ranked fourth for number of museums

A new interactive map has plotted the location of more than 1,300 accredited museums in England – and Northumberland is the local-authority area with the fourth highest number of museums.

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The authors who took part in the Ashington art exhibition

Hundreds support anniversary launch

More than 500 people attended an art exhibition in Ashington, which kicked off celebrations for the town’s 150th anniversary.

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Lauren Cuthbertson as Princess Aurora and Matthew Golding as Prince Florimund in The Royal Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty (2006), choreographed by Frederick Ashton (1904-1988), Anthony Dowell  and Christopher Wheeldon after Marius Petipa (1818-1910), to music by Pyotr Il�yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), based on designs by Oliver Messel (1904-1978). Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on  22 February 2014
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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY ; 
Music by Tchaikovsky ; 
Choreography by Petipa ; 
Lauren Cuthbertson (as Princess Aurora), Matthew Golding (as Prince Florimund), Melissa Hamilton (as the Lilac Fairy), Gary Avis (as King Florestan), Christina Arestis (as His Queen), and artists of The Royal Ballet ;
The Royal Ballet  ; 
At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 
22 February 2014 ; 
Credit: Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

Classic ballet on screen

A perennial delight and much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty will be coming to the big screen next week.

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Picture by Jane Coltman

Woodhorn set for millionth visitor

A Northumberland museum which appeals to all the family is preparing to welcome its millionth customer.

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Dale Mason, Festival on the Wall founder and director. Picture by Craig Connor / North News & Pictures.

Global music stars lined up for new regional festival

Global music stars are heading to the region for a major music festival that could challenge the likes of Glastonbury.

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Search for Pitmen works

The search is on for other artworks by members of the Ashington Pitmen Painters for a future exhibition at Woodhorn.

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WATCH: LEGO dinosaurs to star at Northumberland museum

Watch our video for a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated Brick Dinos exhibition which opens next weekend at Woodhorn Museum.

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Debut novel is going global

Debut novel is going global

A debut novel set in Northumberland is captivating readers around the world.

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Lego Masterbuider Warren Elsmore pictured with his St. Pancras Station creation, which took over two years to make and includes over 150,000 lego pieces. Picture: Marie Caley NWGU Lego MC 6

LEGO artist is building up to a monster event at Woodhorn Museum

An award-winning North East museum, renowned for its historic colliery buildings and its remarkable collection of art by the famous Pitmen Painters, will be the destination to visit in 2017 as it hosts an exciting family focussed exhibition.

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Hadrians Cavalry will run from April to September next year.

Major Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian's Wall is announced

Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is to host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.
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David Watson: Steel, Flesh and Bone at Woodhorn Museum.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Inspired by our heritage

A new exhibition has opened at Woodhorn Museum with work inspired by the north east’s heavy industry.

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Exhibition features thoughts of friends

The thoughts, recollections and friendship of a group of older people from South East Northumberland are at the core of a new exhibition on display at Woodhorn Museum.

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Woodhorn Museum 10th anniversary celebrations.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Events mark a decade of success

A Northumberland attraction has celebrated its tenth anniversary of opening following a major redevelopment.

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Del Boy and Rodney of Trotters Independent Traders (Photo: BBC)

Only Fools and Horses tops 20 most watched shows of the last 80 years - pick your favourite

Today we celebrate 80 years of TV - and these are the 20 most watched shows during that time.
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The host, Lee Westwood, at Close House.

British Masters to be held in the North East next year

Lee Westwood is to host the 2017 British Masters at Close House in Newcastle.
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The Crystal Maze special

5 things we loved about the Crystal Maze revival

It may have been more than two decades since it last aired, but The Crystal Maze’s one-off revival to raise money for Stand Up For Cancer was tipped as one of 2016’s TV highlights as soon as it was announced. And so it proved, in what was a ridiculously entertaining hour.

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A call to filmmakers

The British Safety Council is calling all filmmakers between 16 and 25 years old to submit short films on the topic of risk.

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