Arts & Screen

Enormous variety of shots – even within the same genre

I love the diversity of images we see in the Northumberland Camera Club.

Berwick Castle snakes down to the river in a lovely picture by Terry Straughan. 331 likes

Castles and monuments take the photographic honours

Pictures of castles and monuments in Northumberland featured in your favourite shots of the week.

Wizarding Week at Alnwick Castle from August 28 to September 1, 2018.

Six magical weeks at Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle has lined up six weeks of family activities for the school summer holidays.

Taking great photos is all about compromise

Taking great photos is all about compromise

Photography is all about compromise. Deciding how we make that compromise is the challenge that photographers face all the time.

Kate Adie

BBC war correspondent at Castle

An illustrated talk by former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie CBE has been rescheduled to take place later this month.

Spark put on a spectacular show in Alnwick. Picture by Steve Miller

Celebrate Great Northumberland

Great Northumberland launches in Hexham on Saturday in what promises to be a fun-filled-festival demonstrating exactly what makes Northumberland great.

The Northumbie awards.

Awards night to reward Northumberland Day heroes

Passionate individuals, businesses, community players and schools are all heading to the finals of the Northumbie Awards 2018 tonight (Thursday), to be rewarded for their special efforts celebrating the second Northumberland Day.

Silhouette at Fallodon Hall Gardens

War tribute for Fallodon Hall open gardens

A transparent silhouette, part of There But Not There, the 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered, will be featured when the gardens at Fallodon Hall, near Alnwick, are opened this weekend.

Images of from Paul and Katie Henery's exhibition the Coquet Road.

Artists’ work showcases Northumberland bird life

Father and daughter artists, Paul and Katie Henery, have teamed up with the RSPB to create The Coquet Road, a new exhibition inspired by the roseate terns and the thousands of other seabirds that nest off the coast of Northumberland.

Boulmer by Nick Potter.

First solo exhibition for Embleton artist

Artist Nick Potter from Embleton, who sells work in galleries across Britain, will be holding a solo exhibition at Gallery Forty 5 in Felton over the summer.

Purple poppies near Lowick by David Sanderson. Glorious. 265 Facebook likes

Purple poppies take prime position with Gazette readers

The purple poppy fields near Lowick have caused quite a stir – including among our Facebook followers.

The Taste of the North event in Alnwick Market Place.

Bringing a Taste of the North to Alnwick

Food, drink and more will be on offer all weekend in Alnwick Market Place as the annual Taste of the North event takes place.


Top 20 reader pictures of Northumberland in May 2018

Castles, coast and countryside figure prominently in this gallery of the most popular reader pictures posted on Facebook in May, with snow naturally featuring heavily.

Gracie Gray got this mini-beast.

A great picture is mainly in the eye of the photographer

I try to find a theme for the photos I choose for this column, and this time it is images that were well observed.

Top independently-published author LJ Ross.

The top 12 places in the North East for independent publishing

Durham City has been named as the North East's independent publishing hotspot, according to new rankings released by Amazon.


GALLERY: Northumberland Miners' Picnic

Hundred's of people gathered at Woodhorn Museum today for the event which honours local mining heritage as well as being a fun family day out.
Lighthouses are fully automated. Picture by Ivor Rackham.

Automation is a fact of life

Reader Martin Mears shared some excellent photos with me. He took them with a compact camera.

Blue Planet II - Live in Concert - comes to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

Blue Planet II Live in Concert comes to the North East

Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios, and FKP Scorpio are presenting a 13-date UK live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage.
The Northumberland Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn.

Picnic celebrates lives of miners

For over 150 years Northumberland mining communities have gathered annually to celebrate their industry, bonds, history and heritage.

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