Around 12,000 people attended the first edition of Words Weekend in Gateshead over the weekend. The new spoken word festival from Fane Productions took place at Sage Gateshead, in Tyne... Read more
Nikesh Shukla, Konnie Huq and MP Jess Phillips are among the authors on the line-up for the inaugural Words Weekend event in Gateshead. ... Read more
The inaugural Words Weekend festival has revealed a partnership with the British Library to curate the Words Weekend Travelling Word Bank, billed as "a word map... Read more
Libraries across the country continue to be threatened with closure, with councils proposing to close 22 venues altogether across Swindon, Gateshead and Coventry.
Hertfordshire County Council has approved library plans which will see more volunteer involvement in the library service. The council's cabinet approved plans this week that... Read more
Waterstones looks set to give its Christmas trade an added boost with the opening of two new branches between now and December 25th. The chain... Read more
Three local authorities in the North East – Gateshead, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough - are considering heavy library service cuts as they look at ways to... Read more