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Music Activity Sessions
20-27 Apr 15
The History of Aerial Surveillance, by Arthur Dodds
22 Apr 15
Rachel Parsons: Queen of the Machine
25 Apr 15
Behind the scenes: The Arcs and Sparks store
06 May - 05 Aug 15
Pirates & Princesses
26 May 15
07-09 Jul 15
We all got a little bit excited yesterday when the #Worlife1915 project team allowed us to take a sneak peak at the latest item they've collected.
This is a biscuit (yes that's right) from #WW1. The biscuit is made into a photo frame and includes a picture of some soldiers.
It's in superb condition thanks to the varnish it's been coated with. We're currently researching the background of the biscuit and will hopefully bring you more details soon.
10:13am 16 Apr 2015
Delighted to hear that our friends over at Grainger Market have been given news of a funding boost. They'll be getting new doors and more.
Newcastle's historic Grainger Market to undergo £820,000 refurbishment
All 14 entrances to the market, which marks its 180th year in October, are to be upgraded as part of the council's plans
12:45pm 13 Apr 2015
West End Stories: Gerrard Robinson
West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. Gerrad Robinson was a wood carver and artisan who was born in Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1848. He died in 1891 in Pine Street in the West End of Newcastle. Art Historian John Millard talks about Robinson's life and work including: The Boar Hunt' from 1879 which can be seen in the Northern Spirit Gallery at the Laing Art Gallery and the wood carving Tam O'Shanter' which was used in the West End Stories exhibition in 2013. http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/northernspirit/gerrard-robinson-1834-1891/
West End Stories: St James' Heritage & Environment Group
West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. St James' Church in Benwell has a really interesting history, in some ways in reflects the history of Newcastle's West End. Judith Green talks about St James' Church and the graveyard, the history of St James' Heritage & Environment group and plans for the future. St James' Heritage and Environment Group is an independent voluntary organisation set up in 2010 to support the restoration and improvement of St James' Church building and churchyard in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne. The group also set up the St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture based at the church. The group runs events and activities intended to explore and celebrate the history of the west end of Newcastle. They have also produced a series of local history booklets and heritage trails which are available free of charge at drop-ins and events in the Church. You can visit St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture every Tuesday 12pm - 4pm https://stjameschurchnewcastle.wordpress.com/ https://goo.gl/maps/LKaAF
15 Apr 2015
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06 Apr 2015
In this masterpiece painting, style and subject are completely united, withÂ the jagged fragmentation of the face, thick black lines and harshÂ colours…