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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.

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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

What's On

Art exhibitions, workshops and film screenings, live performances and artist talks - each year Great North Run Culture hosts a range of events and activities that everyone can participate in. Read more about what's on this summer, we've got something for everyone!

Find out about events near you

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 August - October 2015.

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Herb Kim does a test shot for photographer Andy Martin. Andy is making pictures of all today's speakers using the "wet collodion" technique, pioneered by Joseph Swan, one of our #GreatNorthGreats.

Almost ready for our #GreatNorthGreats #BeInspired symposium @discovery_mus... We've got a fab line up!

#tbt to 2004 with artists Jane & Louise Wilson filming 'broken time' the very first Great North Run Culture #movingimage commission. #artist #film #art #greatnorthrun

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@GNRCulture: RT @Discovery_Mus: Here's some 3D printing we did earlier with #GNR run data. Don't forget to book! @GNRCulture http…
@GNRCulture: This Thursday and Friday, you can join a free 3D printing workshop at @Discovery_Mus & take home a souvenir!
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