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News

  • 3 February 2016 Crime Story is back…and Paula Hawkins is headlining

    We’re thrilled to tell you that the Crime Story festival will return on 11 June 2016, headlined by Paula Hawkins, author of the number one bestseller The Girl on the Train.
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  • 25 January 2016 New Writing North call to tender: Design for Durham Book Festival

    New Writing North are looking for a designer to work with us on Durham Book Festival 2016. The designer will come up with a new look and feel for the Durham Book Festival’s printed and digital materials.To view the brief in full, please see this article.
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  • 25 January 2016 New Writing North call to tender: Gordon Burn Prize brand development and website design

    New Writing North are looking to work with graphic designers and web designers on the Gordon Burn Prize website and brand. For more details, please view the brief in this article.
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  • 25 January 2016 New Writing North call to tender: Short documentary films

    New Writing North would like to commission a filmmaker or company to work with us over a nine-month period to produce a series of short films about areas of our work. Please view the brief in full in this article if you wish to apply.
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  • 25 January 2016 New Writing North call to tender: Visual identity

    New Writing North is looking to commission a designer to create a new logo set and visual identity. To view the brief in full, please see this article.
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  • 25 January 2016 New Writing North call to tender: Website

    New Writing North are putting their website out to tender. For more details, please view the brief in this article.
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  • 18 January 2016 Poetry Exchange podcasts

    At last year’s Durham Book Festival, we invited people to talk to the Poetry Exchange about the poems that held a special place in their lives. Some of those conversations, and the poetry readings that came from them, are now available in a series of podcasts on The Poetry Exchange website. Thanks to all participants for helping make such a fascinating project.
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  • 18 January 2016 Young writers wanted for Random Acts North

    Random Acts North and Cuckoo Young Writers are hosting a workshop for young people (aged 16-24) interested in applying to make a short film as part of the Random Acts training programme, which offers you the opportunity to have your film broadcast on Channel 4.
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Events

  • Live Lab Elevator Live Theatre, Newcastle: 9 February 2016, 7pm

    A week of events taking place at Live Theatre (9-13 February) will celebrate the best new theatre from the North East and beyond.
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  • Valentine’s with a horror film legend Newcastle Castle: 13 February 2016, 6pm

    Gateshead-based Mark Iveson, whose book Cursed Horror Stars was published last year, will be presenting a lecture on actor Bela Lugosi at Newcastle’s Castle Keep on Saturday 13 February
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  • Death at Dawn: The life and death of a North Shields soldier The Memorial Hall, Wallsend: 19 February 2016, 7pm

    Cloud Nine Theatre Company, in association with Northumbria World War One Commemoration Project, present Peter Mortimer's award-winning play at The Memorial Hall, Wallsend.
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  • A Firm of Poets: Unity Words Unity Works, Wakefield: 24 February 2016, 7pm

    Wakefield’s A Firm of Poets will be bringing the best spoken word artists to the city as part of a new night at performance venue Unity Works.
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  • Death at Dawn: The life and death of a North Shields soldier 26 February 2016, 7pm

    Cloud Nine Theatre Company, in association with Northumbria World War One Commemoration Project, present Peter Mortimer's award-winning play at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle
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  • Lewis Carroll play The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth: 13 March 2016, 7:30pm

    A play about Lewis Carroll, written by Bothel’s Imogen Barnfather and Cockermouth’s Miriam Ulyatt, comes to The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March.
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Crime Story 2016

The Crime Story festival will return on 11 June 2016, headlined by Paula Hawkins, author of the number one bestseller The Girl on the Train >>>

Moth Publishing announces winners of its Northern Crime Competition
20 writers from the North of England have been announced as winners of the Northern Crime Competition. >>>
Arts Award
New Writing North is proud to be an Arts Award Supporter organisation. This means that we run activities that young people, schools and groups can use towards their Arts Award >>>
Call to tender
New Writing North is looking for graphic designers, web designers and a film-maker to work with on key briefs >>>

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