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At Great North Run Culture we work with artists, writers, filmmakers, performers and more to create arts projects, events and exhibitions which are all inspired by the Great North Run.

We connect art and sport through film, photography, dance, drama, writing and many more using the world's largest half-marathon as a starting point.

For invites to special events and exhibitions across the North East of England sign up to our mailing list

Our Current Programme

Great North Greats 2015

As part of our GNR Million celebrations, a series of events are taking place around the route of the Great North Run. Activities and events are running throughout the year showcasing the achievements of people of the north east, including workshops for adults, fun days for children, artist talks and more. 

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Layla Curtis

Culture 2015

In 2015 our activities and events will continue to highlight ways in which art and sport connect, using the Great North Run as inspiration. We have two new pieces of art created especially for us: a moving image commission (film) by artist Layla Curtis showing at the Tyneside Cinema Gallery and an art installation along the route of the run.

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Education at Discovery Museum

Education 2015

Events and opportunities for children and young people are offered alongside the two other parts of our programme. We encourage enquiry and curiosity and aim to introduce children to the arts through a variety of free events and programs throughout the year. We work with schools across the region to connect art and sport in unique and exciting ways!

Volunteers wanted!

 
We work with volunteers with a range of skills and experience to help deliver our annual programme of events, exhibitions and workshops. We are now looking for people to join our team of enthusiastic volunteers to help steward our Great North Greats exhibition from May 2015 - November 2015.

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Children at #beamish museum getting in some practice for our #funrun this #August. @gorunforfun at #Beamish is open for registrations, #free for children aged 5-11, visit our website for details!

Author #DavidJAlmond talking to guests at 'An Audience with David Almond' yesterday. Thanks to @3rosella! #art #literature #greatnorthgreats #southshields

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@GNRCulture: RT @thetoonjournal: Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland: The award-winning author… http:/…
@GNRCulture: Congratulations to all winners & finalists of @TheJournalNews #CultureAwards last night, hope there aren’t too many sore head today! #CA14
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