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Research Reflections #1

I am half way through my PhD first year in the music department at the University of Aberdeen. Over this time I have focused on my thesis topic, re-focused on my thesis topic and changed my topic! I have started […]

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Resisting gentrification: why we should fight hard to protect affordable creative spaces

Newcastle-based artist Kathryn Hodgkinson believes that the city council’s planning decisions are having a detrimental effect on the area’s creative community. In the wake of the recent decision to demolish the creative space Uptin House to make way for ‘yet another block of student flats’, she argues that local authorities need to embrace the true value of artists.

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EU referendum: An artist responds in Newcastle

A recent artists’ discussion at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle saw three pro-EU speakers stressing the importance of voting to remain in the forthcoming EU Referendum. North East-based artist Lesley Guy reports.

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2015 – How was it for you? #8 Sarah Munro, Director, BALTIC

There’s been plenty for new BALTIC director to celebrate in 2015, from bringing the Turner Prize to Glasgow while head of Tramway, to becoming the Gateshead venue’s first female director. Sarah Munro reflects on a “rollercoaster” of a year and a new job that makes her “tingle with excitement”.

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