Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Merrin as its new Director. 

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 Keith has been Chief Executive of Sunderland Culture since January 2017, an organisation formed by the University of Sunderland, Sunderland City Council and the Sunderland Music Arts and Culture Trust to operate cultural venues and deliver major projects, a role he combined with being Director of the National Glass Centre. Whilst in Sunderland he has worked on major exhibitions and events including the […]

Culture is at the Heart of coping with lockdown and will be at the heart of our recovery.

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NGCV member organisations together contributed £93.9 million Gross Value Added to the economy of the North East in the 2018-19 (the most recent figures available) and provided learning and engagement opportunities for 919,219 people of all ages. Across NGCV, work has gone on throughout the repeated lockdowns to ensure that those benefits carry on as […]

Mairi Kidd has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Seven Stories

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Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Mairi Kidd as Chief Executive Officer. Mairi will take up leadership of Seven Stories early in 2021. She will bring considerable experience from her previous roles at Creative Scotland providing strategic leadership for literature, languages and publishing and […]

The Learning Diaries: Poverty Proofing by North East Family Arts Network Ambassador, Sallyanne Flemmons

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Sallyanne Flemons is the local Ambassador for the Family Arts Campaign Network in the North East, one of 6 Network Ambassadors in regions across England. With funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Ambassadors support arts and non-arts organisations in their area to engage a wider range of local families, encouraging greater participation in arts and […]