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Cultural News



Whitley Bay literature lover honoured by new writer's award

A NEW short story award exclusively for North East writers has been added to the roster of Northern Writers’ Awards, which are now open for submission until Monday 2 February. The Clare Swift Short Story Award is worth £1000 and will be awarded to the best unpublished short story written by a North East author. With the objective of celebrating and promoting writing talent in the region, the award is supported by the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) in association with Northumbria University, Newcastle.

BALTIC Library Appeal

BALTIC's amazing collection is growing at approximately 1,000 books every year making it the largest collection of Contemporary Art publications in the North East. We want to continue this growth, with you help!

Epic profile - George Hunter

Prolific painter George Hunter gives us an insight into his complex and fascinating past and what set him on the path to lighting up Times Square with his art.