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Mixed Media Workshop – Remembering Al-Mutanabbi Street

By Theresa Easton | February 13, 2019

‘Remembering Al-Mutanabbi’ is a mixed media workshop led by Wajid Hussain combining mark-making with creative writing. Come and explore the heritage of Al-Mutanabbi and make your own marked response. Who is it for? Open to writers of all abilities and those new to creative writing. Please do note, the workshop will use graphic imagery. What…

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The importance of dialogue

February 9, 2019

In December’s bulletin we wrote that OtherGen, along with our colleagues at Culture Matters Co-Operative, were seeking to establish an ongoing dialogue with major cultural institutions in the North East. The purpose of this dialogue would be to consider the current state of relations between the region’s cultural institutions, in particular Arts Council England funded…

Newcastle based artist Cath Walsh writes about her practice

December 21, 2018

Newcastle based artist Cath Walsh writes about her practice, thoughts about the Other Great Exhibition of the North and the importance of engaging with urgent social issues    I have been involved in the Other Great Exhibition of the North  (OtherGEN) from the first meeting in April at George Street Social. Since then there have…

Musicians Union show support!

November 7, 2018

The Other Exhibition of the North now welcomes support from the Musicians’ Union Northern Regional Committee, who have recently issued the following statement: “The Musicians Union (MU) North of England Regional Committee endorses and supports The Other Exhibition of The North, its manifesto, its desire to showcase the full scope of arts activities in the…

Mixed Media Workshop – Remembering Al-Mutanabbi Street

By Theresa Easton | February 13, 2019

‘Remembering Al-Mutanabbi’ is a mixed media workshop led by Wajid Hussain combining mark-making with creative writing. Come and explore the heritage of Al-Mutanabbi and make your own marked response. Who is it for? Open to writers of all abilities and those new to creative writing. Please do note, the workshop will use graphic imagery. What…

The OTHER Great Exhibition of the North: By the people, for the people, a Manifesto

Why the OTHER Great Exhibition of the North? Because the Great Exhibition of The North (GEOTN) is less about the North and more about a politically motivated attempt by a Tory government to Artwash its policies of austerity and privatisation. Policies that leave many communities across the country adrift and without the creative resources, community spaces and services available to them after years of cuts.

OTHER is an artist-led, inclusive response to GEOTN to give a voice and platform to individuals and communities, to showcase the full scope of arts activities in the North.

OTHER is open and inclusive not only to artists, performers, musicians, creatives, writers, scientists and academics, but to all individuals and community groups living and working in the North.

OTHER will tell the stories of the North, exhibiting and celebrating our pioneering spirit, innovation and cultural diversity.

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