Arts & Screen

NORTHUMBERLAND CAMERA CLUB: Arts for art’s sake still fine for photographers

A question people often ask me on photography courses is whether it is okay to take pictures of people in public.

An atmospheric shot of a church and gravestones, by Jimmy Morse.

NORTHUMBERLAND CAMERA CLUB: Members find religion in latest club theme

We have a challenge in the Northumberland Camera Club where we shoot images to a monthly theme and weekly keywords.

Richboro arrives at Aln Valley Railway.

Alnwick heritage railway welcomes a new arrival

The Aln Valley Railway has a new steam locomotive.

Alnwick Spring Show'Picture by Jane Coltman

Alnwick Spring Show back for 12th year

Growers, crafters and more are being encouraged to get ready as the 12th Alnwick Spring Show comes to town on Saturday, April 14.

The clock in situ at Belford.

Museum showcases old timepiece thanks to repair man

A new acquisition has been put in place at a North Northumberland museum.

Professional photographer Rachel McClumpha

NORTHUMBERLAND CAMERA CLUB: In the business of portraits and products

I first met Rachel McClumpha on a business course a few months ago.

Jack Whitewell at work.

Jack’s work is start of new gallery line-up

The Old School Gallery in Alnmouth launches a new programme of exhibitions and workshops this weekend.

HospiceCare fashion Show picture by Simon Nolan

Sell-out fashion show raises record total to boost home nursing care

There were fancy frocks, sparkly sequins, stunning suits and more when HospiceCare North Northumberland’s sixth annual fashion show took to the catwalk last weekend.

Broomsticks at Alnwick Castle.

Easter fun at castle and railway

There will be Easter activities galore in Alnwick as two attractions open their doors for the season.

Northumberland Camera Club. Linda Johnson

NORTHUMBERLAND CAMERA CLUB: Members brave the elements to get their shots

How well do you know the Northumberland coast? See if you can identify these seascapes.


Huge excitement over Games of Thrones star in Northumberland

The appearance of Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa in north Northumberland has caused quite a stir among fans of the giant actor.

The refuge tower on the causeway at Lindisfarne. Pictue by Ian Hall.

Walking in the footsteps of the saints

Lindisfarne is one of the jewels of the Northumbrian coast.

Amble map image.

Town’s unusual living memorial

Whenever a town faces expansion the local community worries about the existing identity and heritage of the area, but sometimes these additional layers can help tell the story of a place.

Kate Buddle and Jemma Thew will be performing with English Youth Ballet. Picture by Ben Garner.

Two talented young dancers in top ballet

Two talented young dancers from North Northumberland will be appearing on stage in a professional production of the ballet Coppélia.

Charlton Hall's new ceremony hall. Picture by Lee Scullion

Golden tickets to save cash at Northumberland wedding venues, plus a sneak peak at new location

Two Northumberland wedding venues are handing out golden tickets tomorrow with a chance of saving thousands on the cost of your celebrations.

Costume and even the hint of a background can add context to a portrait.

NORTHUMBERLAND CAMERA CLUB: Don’t lose art to technicality

Photography is a fusion of technological precision and art.

Toys that will be part of the Bailiffgate Museum's Batteries Not Included exhibition.

Celebrating toys and pastimes

A new showcase exhibition celebrating toys of all genres launches at an Alnwick attraction this week.

100,000 purple crocuses in bloom at Wallington.

Wow! Amazing carpet of purple crocuses at Wallington

A breath-taking carpet of vibrant purple has reappeared in the walled garden at Wallington, despite the best efforts of the recent Beast from the East.


Top 20 reader pictures of Northumberland in February 2018

There is a mixture of themes in this gallery of the most popular reader pictures posted in February, with snow naturally featuring heavily.

Image by Joanna Coyle.

NORTHUMBERLAND CAMERA CLUB: Weather may be disruptive, but it can lead to great shots

With all the snow we have had in Northumberland recently, I know that a lot of people have been staying safely indoors.

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