News

17 May 2022

Artist Ruth Ewan to collaborate with the Laing Art Gallery

Portrait of artist Ruth Ewan standing in the marble hall of the Laing Art Gallery
These Are Our Treasures is a project inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels

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17 May 2022

Archive sounds to help dementia and brain injury patients in new Sounds Around game with NHS

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A British Library project with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) dedicated to preserving sounds has inspired a new game in collaboration with health and care professionals at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to help people with dementia and brain injury.

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13 May 2022

Culture & Creativity supporting health and wellbeing in North East England

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To mark Creativity and Wellbeing Week TWAM highlights its community programmes

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13 May 2022

Segedunum to host Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons

Jubilee Beacons
An event will take place on Thursday 2 June from 6.30-10pm to signal the start of the extended Bank Holiday weekend.

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10 May 2022

Museum, Health & Social Care resource

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Northumbria University have developed a resource to support care practice for older people.

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09 May 2022

Back to Culture – Tyneside prepares for weekend of late-night culture

The Late Shows
The Late Shows – Tyneside’s annual free after-hours culture crawl – returns for its 14th edition this weekend, after two years of cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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20 April 2022

700 schoolchildren’s wildlife drawings go on show at Great North Museum: Hancock

Where did all the Animals Go? by artist Jane Lee McCracken features vinyl prints of original biro drawings depicting some of the world’s most iconic and endangered species.

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13 April 2022

£400,000 in funding awarded to support community volunteering opportunities at Tyneside cultural venues

Volunteer Katie Wright
A consortium led by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is one of 19 projects involving over 160 organisations set to support 7,800 new volunteering opportunities over the next two years, thanks to a £4.6 million Government fund that will level up access to the benefits of volunteering across the country.

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08 April 2022

Family Fun at Museums and Galleries across Tyneside this Easter

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is offering a wide range of events and activities throughout the Easter holidays to inspire and entertain children and families across all of its venues.

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07 April 2022

Line-up and headline sponsor announced for the Late Shows 2022

The Late Shows
One of the biggest events in Newcastle and Gateshead's cultural calendars, The Late Shows will return in May 2022 after two years of cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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05 April 2022

10 ways to get back to culture this Easter

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With Newcastle Gateshead Cultural Venues

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31 March 2022

Unknown North East comedy heritage brought into the limelight

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A new podcast co-produced by comedy cooperative Felt Nowt and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums launches 22 April

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23 March 2022

Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort is preparing to reopen for the 2022 season

The Lost Fort at Arbeia
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort, is preparing to reopen to the public on Monday 28 March for its 2022 season with a brand-new pop-up exhibition.

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17 March 2022

Great North Museum: Hancock welcomes Malavika Anderson as new Museum Manager

A woman in a red coat stood outside a large sandstone museum building.
Malavika joins TWAM from Wellcome Collection in London where she was Head of Live Programme. She has also worked at the University of Cambridge, Goethe-Institut in New Delhi and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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11 March 2022

Tickets for Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition go on sale

Detailed patterned illistrations from the Gospel of St John page in the Lindisfarne Gospels
Tickets will be released on St Cuthbert's Day - 20 March

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11 March 2022

Segedunum set for £499,000 upgrade thanks to Arts Council grant

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The funding will be used for repairs and improvements as the first stage of plans for an ambitious redevelopment

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11 March 2022

Make Your Moment this spring

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A campaign to encourage people to visit cultural venues in Newcastle Gateshead is launched

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16 February 2022

North of Tyne Combined Authority to support Lindisfarne Gospels 2022 programme

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is being awarded a significant grant from the North of Tyne Combined Authority in support of the upcoming Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery

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10 February 2022

Museums and Metro partnership

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Museums and galleries across Tyneside partner with Tyne and Wear Metro to offer families good value days out

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27 January 2022

Great North Museum to feature in 'North of Tyne, Under the Stars' festival

Anthro Zoo
Festival will use large scale projection, atmospheric imagery, sound and fire to capture the character, beauty and diversity of this region and ignite the imagination of the audience.

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