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12:39pm 23 Jul 2014

The North East is doing amazingly well in this competition but we still need everyone to click 'like' on this photo to help us win £1m of advertising for the region

YourGreatBritain Competition by Heathrow & VisitBritain
North East Hadrian's Wall near Housesteads Which is your favourite UK region - the North West, the North East, the Midlands or Northern Ireland? In partnership with @[211043534931:274:Love GREAT Britain], you can choose which region you'd like to see win a £1million advertising campaign across Heathrow's terminals! Simply Like' your favourite region!
Which is your favourite UK region - the North West, the North East, the Midlands or Northern Ireland? In partnership with Love GREAT Britain, you can choose which region you'd like to see win a £1million advertising campaign across Heathrow's terminals!As the UK's only hub airport, Heathrow is the gateway to Great Britain, and we want to inspire visitors to explore and experience all our country has to offer, including our great regions.Simply vote for your favourite region by 'liking” its photo in the album below. The photo with the most likes wins! The competition will close at 23:59 on the 4th August, so be sure to vote now and share with your friends!

9:07am 23 Jul 2014

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The Secret Bunker

Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.

Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect

Artist Matthew Darbyshire talks to us in his studio about creating Oak Effect. This major new installation at The Shipley Art Gallery (25th January - 17th May 2014) by one of Britain's most exciting artists Matthew Darbyshire consists of a huge variety of wooden objects arranged in a home interior, itself constructed wholly from oak veneer. The objects were chosen by Matthew Darbyshire from the venues and stored collections managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums including those of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Oak Effect explores a world of collisions between objects, styles and eras and creates an unsettling tension between the authentic and artificial. The installation was displayed at Bloomberg Space, London in April 2013 and is a collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE, Tramway Glasgow and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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