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Album showcases the underwater sounds of Sunderland

David de la Haye sits at the water’s edge and listens. Using a hydrophone he tunes into the sounds of amphibians, invertebrates, fish and even plants.

Acclaimed photographer and architects given honorary degrees

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Fran Bradshaw and Anne Thorne, were honoured during ceremonies in Newcastle University's historic King's Hall.

Temperature Life Stories

Experiencing a changing climate through stories, poetry and data

Newcastle University artist wins top prize at Summer Exhibition

Professor Uta Kögelsberger has won the Royal Academy's Charles Wollaston Award for her multi-channel video Cull which highlights the devastation of Californian forest fires.

A Space for Sound – The Arches Sound Project

A Space for Sound – The Arches Sound Project is a listening space located in the historic centre of Newcastle University. The space brings together temporary sound pieces from a range of practitioners and researchers working across the University.

Magnolia Walls

A new play about the impact of war and military life, based on research by Newcastle University, premieres next month.

Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional Music degree turns 21

It has launched some of the biggest names in the Folk Music scene, and now Newcastle University’s influential Folk and Traditional Music Degree is turning 21.

Newcastle Poetry Festival returns

The Poet Laureate is to give a live in-person reading at this year’s Newcastle Poetry Festival

Under One Roof

A new exhibition will showcase the Class of 2020’s Fine Art Degree Show – two years after it was delayed.

How We Live Now

Making Spaces in the North East with Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative 6 May – 23 July 2022

Tusk North

Tusk North is a showcase for the creative partnership between curator Lee Etherington and the music department of Newcastle University

Chancellor’s Inauguration Student Poetry Competition: Diversity and Belonging

The competition is open to current Newcastle University students from all disciplines

Daughters of the Soil: The Women behind Agriculture

Discover the women in agriculture across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders in an insightful and powerful portrait exhibition, Daughters of the Soil.

GNM: Hancock welcomes Malavika Anderson as new museum manager

Malavika Anderson has been appointed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) as Museum Manager at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock

University lit up by cultural festival

North of the Tyne, Under the Stars took place at sites across Newcastle city centre between 10-13 March, bringing thousands of visitors to our campus.

Durty Beanz named new Artist-in-Residence

Glasgow-based Durty Beanz are a collaborative performance project established in 2019.

Exhibition will commemorate talented Fine Art graduate

Every Space We Occupy will present an in-depth and inspiring view of the work, life and legacy of artist Ella Dawson who studied Fine Art at Newcastle University 2015-2019.

Fire Complex: LA billboards to show aftermath of forest fires

Fire Complex is a project by Professor Uta Kögelsberger that both observes the devastating impact of wildfires and sets about making a difference for the future.

A vision for School X

Professor Nigel Harkness, PVC HASS, and Co-Heads of School X, Professor Ruth Morrow and Professor Richard Clay, give a quick update on activity around School X and ask you to join them in February to discuss a vision for the school.

Interconnections Symposium: Building a new relationship between Humanities and the cultural sector

Interconnections Symposium: Building a new relationship between Humanities and the cultural sector

Newcastle University celebrated for contributing to the UK’s creative excellence

Newcastle University celebrated for contributing to the UK’s creative excellence

Newcastle University’s Climate Writer-in-Residence heads to COP 26

Linda France, Climate Writer-in-Residence at the University, is volunteering in Glasgow during the two-week COP26 conference

New exhibition showcases climate-related projects

In the build-up to and during COP26, a new exhibition at Newcastle University will highlight pioneering work addressing climate change.

Vane: new exhibition 18-28 August 2021

The exhibition is supported by the Wellcome Trust, Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice and Newcastle University’s Arts and Medical Research Cluster

Virtual exhibition launches new mentor scheme for Fine Art graduates

After an extraordinary year, recent Fine Art graduates present their work in an extraordinary show, the Newcastle University Fine Art Graduate Showcase 2021

Dr Lawrence Zazzo to perform at the Salzburg Festival

A Newcastle University academic is starring this summer in Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the world famous Salzburg Festival, which is celebrating its centenary this year.

Exhibition documents Nelson Mandela’s return to where he was captured

Dr Aron Mazel’s images of Nelson Mandela’s return to Pietermaritzburg to see the devastation caused by the Seven Days War have been turned into an online exhibition.

Hatton Gallery diversifies collection with painting by Nahem Shoa

Artist Nahem Shoa has gifted a painting to Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery, as part of his ongoing campaign to increase the representation of Black people in British museums and galleries.

Students’ greeting cards to go on shop shelves

Designs developed by Newcastle University students, as part of a business challenge with Hallmark UK/ROI, are to be produced by the greeting cards giant.

Artwork encourages people to reflect on the climate emergency

Newcastle University senior lecturer Neil Bromwich and his artistic partner Zoe Walker have created The Encampment of Eternal Hope.

ENERGIES Exhibition explores how industrial change is affecting Blyth

A new exhibition will explore the reaction of the community of Blyth to changes in the industries based there -from carbon producing to carbon reducing.

Expanded Interiors Restaged

Three years after it was first displayed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, Expanded Interiors is being reimagined in a remarkable new multimedia exhibition at the Hatton Gallery.

Students Fight for the Arts with Wilde

Digital play to raise money for struggling theatres and creatives

Sucking Eggs

An invite to a conversation on ageing

Film Practices students nominated for RTS Student Awards

Film Practices students nominated for RTS Student Awards

Fine Art Degree Show 2021

The Fine Art Degree Show will be the first exhibition in the University’s Hatton Gallery when it reopens to the public on 5 June 2021.

Spaces of Making project

A project led by colleagues in Fine Art is looking to engage with people across the University who rely on the act of physical making - and a space to do so - in order to develop their knowledge and working practices.

The value of arts education is felt everywhere

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Adam Behr discusses the value of Britain's creative industries - economically and culturally

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