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Great North Run Culture is an annual series of arts projects, events and exhibitions which celebrate and explore sport and art.

Featuring film, photography, dance, drama, writing and much more, we use the world's largest half-marathon as the starting point for commissioning exciting and innovative art.

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Our Current Programme

Great North Greats 2015

As part of our GNR Million celebrations, a series of events taking place 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

Our brand new cultural programme, supporting this years Great North Run, will see two new pieces of art created especially for us. A moving image commission by artist Layla Curtis and an installation along the route of the run.

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Education at Discovery Museum

Education 2015

Events and opportunities for children and young people are offered alongside the two other parts of our programme. We encourage enquiry and curiosity and aim to introduce children to the arts through a variety of free events and programs throughout the year.

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 May 2015 - November 2015.

From our archive

Mark Wallinger: Camera Running (2012)
Watch this space for featured content from our archive going back to our very first commission in 2005...

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