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Poems in the Air Launch with Simon Armitage.

On Wednesday we were at Haughton Castle in the Tyne Valley to launch our new mobile app, Poems in the Air. The app was created in collaboration with Northumberland National Park and acclaimed poet Simon Armitage.

The app is part of Northumberland National Park’s Sill Arts Programme. Taking inspiration from hidden gems in the park, Simon has written six new poems. He spent time with park rangers at their favourite places. Getting off the beaten track and exploring some of the park’s lesser-known landmarks.

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GetDigital 2016.

This coming Thursday (17th March) we’ll be at CastleGate for the North East’s first digital festival, GetDigital.

Organised by Creative North, the event brings together the very best of the region’s creative industry. It’s  an opportunity for businesses, freelancers, school leavers, investors and job seekers to see the wealth of creative talent and opportunities in the North East.

We’ll be there and we’re looking forward to meeting new people and exhibiting some of our work. We’ll also be giving away bottles of our limited edition TAC beer, created in association with our client Wylam Brewery.

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If you’re a regular visitor to our blog or if you follow us on social media, you’ll most likely be aware of Something Concrete + Modern. It’s a project we’ve been working on for most of this year and, with our love of both modern architecture and the North East, it’s been something close to our hearts.

For those who aren’t aware, Something Concrete + Modern is a celebration of the buildings and the people who helped shape the North East of England in the post-war years. It takes the form of an online archive, an exhibition and a series of events. All of which we have had a hand in.

The opening night of the SC+M exhibition took place in late June at the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape at Newcastle University. We’ve had a hectic couple of weeks so this is our first chance to write in any sort of detail about the event, but we’re delighted with how it went.

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Something Concrete + Modern Launched.

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Something Concrete + Modern, a new initiative that we’re involved with.

SC + M was conceived as a means of celebrating the people and the buildings that created a new architectural landscape in post-war years in the North East of England. As part of the project, today we have launched an online archive.

This online archive is designed to catalogue the key projects and people that were influential during this period. It is funded by a grant from the Royal Institute of British Architects, to document and publish information about this unique period in the history of the region. The archive contains detailed information about buildings and schemes, built and unbuilt, from Tyne & Wear to Teeside. There are hundreds of historic images to browse, often directly from the architect’s own collections and not available anywhere else online.

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