Ruth Edmundson

GALLERY: SunnyCon 3 – Sunderland’s biggest ever celebration of Japanese pop culture

GALLERY: SunnyCon 3 – Sunderland’s biggest ever celebration of Japanese pop culture

Over 2,000 anime fans and gamers flocked to Seaburn seafront in costume as the third annual SunnyCon landed in Sunderland. The award-winning convention is one of the UK’s fastest growing anime conventions and attracts fans of Japanese pop culture from across the country and beyond. All of who turned out dressed to impress as their […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Geek-Con 2014 – fandoms unite at Gateshead Central Library

Geek-Con 2014 – fandoms unite at Gateshead Central Library

  Thanks to the great work of the team behind Anime Attacks, an anime event held in Gateshead Library, this month see’s the first ever Geek-Con taking place in Gateshead. The convention focuses on fandoms by brining together the best of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, games and Japanese anime all under one roof for people […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Northumbria University's Michael Johnson To Give Free Talk At The National Glass Centre

Northumbria University's Michael Johnson To Give Free Talk At The National Glass Centre

Have you ever admired the beauty and craftsmanship of the stained glass windows in the many churches throughout the city? Then you may be interested in this month’s Heritage Talk, which will explore the meaning behind these historic glass masterpieces. For this unusual historic overview of this beautiful yet often overlooked art-form Michael Johnson, Lecturer […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Glass In The Garden – National Glass Centre Teams Up With Alnwick Garden

Glass In The Garden – National Glass Centre Teams Up With Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland needs your help to create 1000 baubles to adorn their special Christmas tree display in October. It may seem too soon to start thinking about the festive season when we’re still waiting for the summer to arrive, however the National Glass Centre and Alnwick Garden are working together to create […]

 Ruth Edmundson

International Print Awards – Julie Roch-Cuerrier Returns To The National Glass Centre

International Print Awards – Julie Roch-Cuerrier Returns To The National Glass Centre

In celebration of the The International Print Awards 2014 taking place in the North East the National Glass Centre have asked artist Julie Roch-Cuerrier to hold an exhibition exploring the potential of printing on glass. While many associate the process of printing with ink and paper the International Print Awards celebrates the wider role of […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Say Happy Father's Day With The National Glass Centre

Say Happy Father's Day With The National Glass Centre

Figuring out what to get your Dad for Father’s Day can be a tough task sometimes. There’s only so many times you can buy him socks, slippers or a ‘Best Dad in the World’ mug. However, with the help of the National Glass Centre, you could give your Dad something different this year. They say […]

 Ruth Edmundson

The Glass & Ceramics Degree Show Comes To The NGC

The Glass & Ceramics Degree Show Comes To The NGC

Emerging artists from Sunderland University’s BA Glass and Ceramics degree course are preparing to showcase their work at the National Glass Centre. The show, which will open on the Saturday 7 June, is set to be an extravaganza of new and exciting designs showcasing the great diversity of glass and ceramics as well as the […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Rachel Elliot And Stewart Hearm Make Up The National Glass Centre's Shop Showcase

Rachel Elliot And Stewart Hearm Make Up The National Glass Centre's Shop Showcase

In collaboration with The Contemporary Glass Society, the Glass Centre’s shop is able to showcase work from two new exciting artists as part of their Shop Showcase project. The Shop Showcase aims to bring people’s attention to new and emerging artists who work with glass and ceramics to create their art. This month’s showcase features […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Steps' Faye Tozer Added To Newcastle Pride 2014 Line-Up

Steps' Faye Tozer Added To Newcastle Pride 2014 Line-Up

This years Newcastle Pride marks the return of Steps superstar Faye Tozer to centre stage, after swapping the music industry limelight for treading theatre boards. Faye achieved international success as one fifth of Steps with mega hits Tragedy, Say You’ll Be Mine and Better Best Forgotten and then moved onto London’s West End where she has […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Live Theatre Unveils July To December Programme

Live Theatre Unveils July To December Programme

Newcastle’s Live Theatre has today unveiled the second half of their 2014 programme, with performances both new and old coming to the Quayside between July and December. The standout announcement is Good Timin’, which has been written and performed by Ian McLaughlin, a man known best for his work local improv comedy group The Suggestibles. Due […]