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She’s a-live. Northumbria and Live Theatre announce new joint Writer in Residence

She’s a-live. Northumbria and Live Theatre announce new joint Writer in Residence

Press releases   •   Oct 27, 2016 16:19 BST

Lindsay Rodden is the new joint Writer in Residence at Northumbria and Live Theatre.

Reflections of Newcastle

Reflections of Newcastle

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2016 11:10 BST

​Northumbria academics and students have recently helped bring the Newcastle of 1914 back to life in a unique digital project to mark the First World War centenary.

Tragic Eyemouth fishing disaster commemorated

Tragic Eyemouth fishing disaster commemorated

Press releases   •   Jun 21, 2016 16:31 BST

​Performing Arts academics from Northumbria are working with the community in Eyemouth, Northumberland, to commemorate a tragic fishing disaster.

Northumbria premieres new play in memory of the Oklahoma City bombing

Northumbria premieres new play in memory of the Oklahoma City bombing

Press releases   •   May 19, 2016 16:06 BST

​Graduating Performing Arts students from Northumbria honoured the victims of the Oklahoma City bombings last night. A group of 19 students performed the UK premiere of In the Middle of the West, a new play written and directed by Steve Gilroy, Northumbria’s Director of Performing Arts.

New York premiere for Northumbria lecturer’s one-woman show

New York premiere for Northumbria lecturer’s one-woman show

Press releases   •   Apr 21, 2016 16:05 BST

​Jane Arnfield, Reader in Arts at Northumbria University, Newcastle, will perform her award-winning play, The Tin Ring by Zdenka Fantlova, in New York next month.

Performing Arts students win European prize

Performing Arts students win European prize

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2016 11:42 BST

​Talented students from Northumbria Performing Arts have won a prestigious prize at the Dionysus International Student Theatre Festival in Croatia.

We have Launched!

We have Launched!

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2016 09:43 GMT

A pair of talented Northumbria students have hosted and managed their very own Performing Arts festival.

Return of the Flymo for Northumbria University and Live Theatre Writer-in-Residence

Return of the Flymo for Northumbria University and Live Theatre Writer-in-Residence

Press releases   •   Nov 11, 2015 16:26 GMT

Live Theatre and Northumbria University’s joint writer-in-residence Paddy Campbell brings his latest play back to the stage this week after a sell-out run earlier in the year.

What it means to be together

What it means to be together

Press releases   •   Oct 21, 2015 11:42 BST

More than 70 students donned pink ponchos for a special performative walk from Northumbria University to Live Theatre to celebrate the strategic partnership between the two organisations.

Northumbria students given starring roles at Northern Stage

Northumbria students given starring roles at Northern Stage

Press releases   •   May 21, 2015 00:00 BST

Northumbria Performing Arts students will step into the spotlight this week for two shows produced by Northumbria University, Newcastle in collaboration with Northern Stage.

Northumbria academic helps launch international arts programme to mark 70th anniversary

Northumbria academic helps launch international arts programme to mark 70th anniversary

Press releases   •   May 12, 2015 00:00 BST

A performing arts academic will stage her one-woman play about the Holocaust in the Czech Republic this week to launch a two-year international programme of events.

Play remembers Oklahoma bombing

Play remembers Oklahoma bombing

Press releases   •   Apr 07, 2015 00:00 BST

An academic from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has written a new play to mark the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma Bombing.

Stand-up and make some NOISE!

Stand-up and make some NOISE!

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2014 00:00 BST

Students and graduates from Northumbria University’s Performing Arts courses are enjoying national recognition after being shortlisted in two prestigious competitions.

The Tin Ring play heads to Washington, DC

The Tin Ring play heads to Washington, DC

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2014 00:00 BST

A Northumbria University, Newcastle, Performing Arts academic is taking a one-woman play about the Holocaust to a new audience in Washington DC this month.

INTERVIEW: Performance graduate and Wolfblood star, Rachel Teate

INTERVIEW: Performance graduate and Wolfblood star, Rachel Teate

Press releases   •   Jun 01, 2014 00:00 BST

Since leaving Northumbria in 2009, Rachel Teate has starred in popular CBBC children’s programmes ‘The Dumping Ground’ and ‘Wolfblood’ as well as working on a number of theatre productions with Live Theatre – one of Northumbria’s key cultural partners.

Review: Performing arts graduate show, The Fall

Review: Performing arts graduate show, The Fall

Press releases   •   May 29, 2014 00:00 BST

Northumbria University’s third-year Performing Arts students shone in The Fall, the second of two final year productions created in collaboration with The Northern Stage.

INTERVIEW: Northumbria supports national participatory arts project

INTERVIEW: Northumbria supports national participatory arts project

Press releases   •   May 27, 2014 00:00 BST

A pioneering participatory arts project, based around a fishing disaster, is currently touring the East Coast. Fiona MacPherson, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts talks about how the University is involved in Follow the Herring.

Northumbria students take centre stage

Northumbria students take centre stage

Press releases   •   May 27, 2014 00:00 BST

One of the most infamous scandals in financial history and the devastating fallout of 9/11 are providing powerful backdrops for Northumbria University’s performing arts end of year productions this May.

The Business of Performance

The Business of Performance

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2014 00:00 GMT

There’s no doubt about it – the acting world is a competitive and challenging industry. But there’s far more on offer for the Performing Arts graduate than landing a part in Corrie or treading the boards in the West End.

Holocaust play under the spotlight in India

Holocaust play under the spotlight in India

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2013 00:00 GMT

A play by an academic from Northumbria University, Newcastle will be showcased in India for the first time this weekend.