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Artist makes himself at home for 6 month Berwick residency

Artist Sander van Raemdonck will be based in Berwick upon Tweed until April 2016 on a joint CRE/Berwick Visual Arts residency exploring the theme “Making homes, making rural”.  Sander has already been out and about in the town and surrounding countryside and in his first blog he shares some first impressions.

published on: 30th November 2015

Impact Award success for CRE

The impact that the Centre for Rural Economy’s work has had on policy development has been recognised in Newcastle University’s Science, Agriculture and Engineering Faculty’s Research Impact in SAgE Awards.  CRE’s entry “Shaping national rural policy and the Government’s rural productivity plan” was selected by a panel of stakeholders as the winner in the “Outstanding Impact” category.  The award was presented to Jeremy Phillipson at an event at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.

published on: 25th November 2015

A voice for rural residents across Europe

CRE Associate and Director of the Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Mark Shucksmith gives an insight into the workings of a body that aims to give rural people from across Europe a voice.  In a CRE blog he explains what it’s like to take part in the European Rural Parliament.

published on: 25th November 2015

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