About the awards

The North East Culture Awards are an annual celebration of the thriving arts and cultural scene in the North East of England and are organised by Reach plc - one of Britain's biggest newspaper groups, publishing The Journal, The Chronicle, The Gazette and website's ChronicleLive and TeessideLive. 

Our headline sponsor for 2022 is Durham County Council, who have been long-standing supporters of the awards.

There are a wide range of categories - covering visual artists, performers, writers, events, exhibitions, international collaborations and more!  

The Awards Evening

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022

Venue: Durham Cathedral

Times: 6.30pm doors open, 11pm close

Dress code: Smart / casual

Refreshments:  Available to purchase on the night

Getting to the venue & parking:  Please visit https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/getting-to-durham-cathedral

Host:  Chris Connel

Top Tips!  

- Snacks will be available to purchase from the Undercroft cafe but we advise guests to eat something more substantial before they come.

- Seating is on the cathedral pews so guests may also like to bring something soft to sit on!


18.30  Arrival (refreshments available to purchase)

19.15  Take Your Seats!

19.25  Award Presentations & Performances

20.50   Interval (refreshments available to purchase)

21.20  Award Presentations & Performances

22.30  (approx) Formal proceedings close

23.00  Bar closes


If you have purchased tickets to attend online please make sure you have filled in the name on each ticket.  All tickets booked for the original date of 8th September will be carried over to the new date of 15th November.  Please email lesley.hampson@reachplc.com if you have purchased ticket/s and are no longer able to attend the awards due to the date change. 

There are no physical 'tickets' sent out for the event - all you need to do is give your name on arrival and we will tick you off.  

If you are a sponsor or finalist, please make sure all your guests names have been sent through to lesley.hampson@reachplc.com

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