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Visitors help bring books to life at school

Youngster at a Ponteland school had a special World Book Day after winning an art competition.

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WATCH: Ex-colliery plays host to miners’ strike artwork

The former colliery site at Woodhorn Museum will provide a particularly poignant location for Jeremy Deller’s artwork on The Battle of Orgreave – an exhibition which opens today.

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Woodhorn Museum, Ashington. Picture by Jane Coltman

Northumberland ranked fourth for number of museums

A new interactive map has plotted the location of more than 1,300 accredited museums in England – and Northumberland is the local-authority area with the fourth highest number of museums.

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Morpeth Chantry

Hone your creative writing talents

Two exciting and unusual creative writing opportunities are available in Morpeth and Cramlington in a joint project between Active Northumberland Library Service and Hexham Book Festival.

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Morpeth Joit Schools Partnership Ceilidh

Ceilidh hits the right note for second year

A school event has been hailed a huge success for the second time.

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Author Louise Ross.

Author answers book plea

International bestselling author LJ Ross has stepped in to help after a reader told her about high demand for her novels in libraries across Northumberland.

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Enigmatic Smile by Pat Wood.

Club puts focus on ladies’ work

Morpeth Camera Club

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Jill Errington School of Dance will perform Most Wanted at the People's Theatre

‘Baddies’ dance to help boost charity

More than 250 young dancers from Ponteland and around the area will be on stage in a special dance show next month.

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Picture by Jane Coltman

Museum plans for one-in-a-million

A Northumberland attraction is preparing to welcome its millionth customer with a special treat in store.

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Snowdrop planting at Wallington

Planting to create a new look

The mass planting of snowdrops continues at Wallington with another 100,000 plants due to be put in the ground during February half term.

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Morpeth Camera Club, Iguazu Waterfalls.

Duo show a journey of extremes

Morpeth Camera Club

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North East artist, Narbi Price is looking for works by the Pitmen Painters to feature in an exhibition at Woodhorn.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Searching for work by Pitmen Painters

The search is on to find work created by the Ashington group of artists known as the Pitmen Painters for a future exhibition at Woodhorn as part of a project by North East artist Narbi Price.

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Morpeth Gathering 2016
Picture by Jane Coltman

Golden boost for Gathering

Extra funding has been given to celebrate the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering’s 50th anniversary this year.

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BRICK DINOS exhibition creator Warren Elsmore preparing the exhibition at Woodhorn.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Childhood favourites to go on show

A new exhibition which combines two childhood favourites will open at Woodhorn Museum this weekend.

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Search for Pitmen works

The search is on for other artworks by members of the Ashington Pitmen Painters for a future exhibition at Woodhorn.

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WATCH: LEGO dinosaurs to star at Northumberland museum

Watch our video for a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated Brick Dinos exhibition which opens next weekend at Woodhorn Museum.

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Morpeth Gathering 2016
Picture by Jane Coltman

Golden year for Gathering

A special celebration will take place this spring for the 50th Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering.

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Undated Film Still Handout from BRIDGE OF SPIES. Pictured: Tom Hanks as Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan and Mark Rylance as Soviet agent Rudolf Abel. See PA Feature DVD DVD Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Jaap Buitendijk/DreamWorks. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature DVD DVD Reviews.

Spielberg hit kicks off film season

The 2017 Morpeth Community Cinema programme gets under way on Friday, February 3 with a screening of a thriller that proved a huge box office hit for director Steven Spielberg.

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Lego Masterbuider Warren Elsmore pictured with his St. Pancras Station creation, which took over two years to make and includes over 150,000 lego pieces. Picture: Marie Caley NWGU Lego MC 6

LEGO artist is building up to a monster event at Woodhorn Museum

An award-winning North East museum, renowned for its historic colliery buildings and its remarkable collection of art by the famous Pitmen Painters, will be the destination to visit in 2017 as it hosts an exciting family focussed exhibition.

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