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Published: 19th July 2019

Music stars get behind new Sage Gateshead development. The major project has been made possible thanks to £1.2 million from National Lottery funding through Arts Council England’s capital programme. This has been matched by generous donations of £800,000 from individuals and trusts from the North East and across the country.

Photo credit: Maximo Park & 
RNS credit TyneSight Photographic
Published: 18th June 2019

On 7th March 2019 City of Dreams brought a new kind of event to NewcastleGateshead. Featuring films, music, dramatic performances, interactive exhbits, 360degree films, visual arts installations and even an arcade machine, Our City Our Story presented stories of growing up on Tyneside from 11,000 children and young people.

Published: 13th May 2019

Bradley Creswick, Leader of Royal Northern Sinfonia, has been awarded a special commendation as part of the prestigious Salomon Prize.

Image Credit: Mark Savage

Published: 8th April 2019

Kiefer Sutherland is to headline this year’s SummerTyne Americana Festival at Sage Gateshead in July. The Hollywood superstar turned singer-songwriter released his debut album in 2016. His second album, Reckless & Me, comes out at the end of the month and has country music at its heart, taking influence from Americana, folk, rock, blues and more.

Published: 18th March 2019

A new music project to reduce loneliness and isolation in Gateshead is set to start this Spring. Sage Gateshead, together with Age UK (Gateshead) and Gateshead Older People’s Assembly, is launching Well Tuned Gateshead - six community music groups for older people over the age of 50.

Published: 18th March 2019

Sage Gateshead's Summer Studio will take place from 5 August – 18 August 2019, offering rehearsal studio and facilities, as well as one-to-one sessions and clinics with industry professionals. Candidates will also have the chance for a professional portrait photoshoot and film a live session of one of their songs with Northern Stars Production.

Published: 11th March 2019

ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee, the first ever major retrospective of David McKee’s striking illustration is now open at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books.



Published: 11th March 2019

Win exlusive tickets for an up close and personal experience with Dippy the Dinosaur at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Tickets £2.50. Click here to enter.

Published: 11th March 2019

Join Patricia Stead on the 28th March, at Discovery Museum's Carpathia room 9am-12pm for an open group discussion. We need your help to shape the future of culture in Newcastle. We need new voices from across the voluntary, social, business and digital sectors.

Published: 25th February 2019

City of Dreams announces Our City Our Story Taking place at Live Theatre, Thursday 7th March 2019, 1pm-6pm. The first event of its kind, a powerful insight into growing up on Tyneside.

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