Topics: Art, Culture, Entertainment
Quilting project encourages community discussions about motherhood guilt
Mothers were invited to share their experiences of infant feeding and the complex experiences of early motherhood in community workshops held as part of an interactive research project supported by an Assistant Professor from Northumbria University.
EXPERT COMMENT: The animal sounds in most nature documentaries are made by humans – here’s how they do it and why it matters
In this article originally written for The Conversation, Lecturer in Film Dr Damien Pollard discusses foley artists and their role in wildlife documentaries.
EXPERT COMMENT: This 17th-century portrait was given plumper lips years after it was finished – an expert explains why
In an article written for The Conversation*, Nicky Grimaldi , Assistant Professor of Arts at Northumbria University discusses the idea of conserving originality and how the additions of the restorer can lend an interesting element to a painting’s story.
Award-winning film maker awarded honorary degree from Northumbria University.
Bafta-nominated writer-director Clio Barnard has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Social media research threatened by new data limitations
A new study outlining the implications of changes to how data is extracted and shared within and across social media platforms has been published in Nature Human Behaviour.
Second year for Publishing MA created by Hachette UK, New Writing North and Northumbria University
Following the first-year success of Hachette UK and New Writing North’s partnership with Northumbria University to deliver an innovative new publishing degree, teaching has commenced with the second year of students, who will all receive a guaranteed work placement with Hachette UK. Once again there is a £2,000 scholarship for one highly gifted student from an underrepresented background.
Northern Writers’ Awards open for entries in 25th anniversary year
The Northern Writers’ Awards will celebrate their 25th anniversary year in 2024, with many of the award categories now open for entry until 12 February 2024.
Assistant Professor and playwright is recognised at national theatre awards
Assistant Professor in Humanities at Northumbria University and award-winning playwright, May Sumbwanyambe, has won recognition from the UK Theatre Awards for his latest production Enough of Him.
Read the latest issue of Northumbria University News: Autumn 2023 edition
The Autumn 2023 edition of Northumbria University’s newspaper is available to collect on campus or read online now.
EXPERT COMMENT: Remembrance Day: five beautiful novels about war commemoration
In an article written for the Conversation*, from Northumbria University, Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary literature and Research Fellow Dr Alexandra Peat discuss recommendations for five novels that can give readers fresh insights into conflict and commemoration.
Singing workshop with a ‘catch’
London’s Burning, Frère Jacques and Row, Row, Row Your Boat are all songs many of us will be familiar with from childhood – but you might not be aware that the history of these ‘rounds’ or ‘catches’ as they are also known, goes back hundreds of years.
Publishing and media partners unite to improve chances for writers from working-class and lower-income backgrounds
A Writing Chance – the pioneering programme for change, produced by New Writing North and co-founded by actor and philanthropist Michael Sheen and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation – is back.
Researcher’s knowledge called upon for new Netflix series, Life on Our Planet
Insights from an expert in past climates at Northumbria University have been used to help inform the science and technology behind a much-anticipated new Netflix series which promises to bring the Earth’s oldest creatures back to life.
Video Shop Horrors exhibition to open in time for Halloween
A terrifying new exhibition featuring a series of rare movie posters for horror films of the 1980s will be installed at Northumbria University’s Gallery North in time for Halloween.
Art workshop explores our relationship with sleep
Members of the public are being invited to share their experiences of sleep, and find out more about the experiences of others, during an art workshop and exhibition next month.
EXPERT COMMENT Sycamore Gap: what the long life of a single tree can tell us about centuries of change
Only a few individual trees could be rightly labelled as world famous, but the tree at Sycamore Gap along Hadrian’s Wall in northern England was one of them. No wonder its recent felling provoked public outcry and collective mourning.
Northumbria student signs first major book publishing deal
An English Literature student at Northumbria University has had her mysterious and dark fantasy novel released by one of the leading publishing groups in Poland.
Fine Art alumni secure prestigious regional residency
Two of Northumbria University’s Fine Art graduates are being supported by the New Graduate Award scheme developed and hosted by Middlesbrough Art Week (MAW).
Research council invest half a million in new Creative Communities UK pilot
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Communities programme at Northumbria University Newcastle has secured an additional £470,000 of investment, on top of the original 1.3 million award, to develop new knowledge about community and cross-sector partnership working in research & development (R&D).
EXPERT COMMENT: How reading ‘dark academia’ novels can help new students feel more at home at university
Caron Gentry, Professor Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses the postive impact that 'dark academia' can have on new university students.