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Claire Lynn
Poetry on the platforms
The winning poems from our annual National Poetry Day competition are now on display at a busy Metro station. On National Poetry Day in October, we invited poets young and old to submit poems on the theme of ‘Journey’. Over 300 entries were received and four - one winner and three runners up - are…
Graphic deigner Margaret Calvert with her font at Jesmond Metro station in Newcastle
Graphics pioneer Margaret Calvert visits Metro to see the logo she created
The pioneering graphic designer who created the Tyne and Wear Metro’s famous yellow logo – Margaret Calvert - has made a visit to the region to see her iconic typeface on the network.  Calvert drew the eponymous solid font which became the instantly-recognisable symbol of Metro when it opened…
Artist Chad McCail with the mural he has created at Millfield Metro station
New mural brings a splash of colour to Millfield Metro station
A new mural celebrating Sunderland’s industrial past and ongoing cultural revival has been unveiled at one of the city’s Metro stations. The colourful and thought-provoking piece of artwork, which was created with the input of local community groups, has gone on display at Millfield Metro station…
Longbenton poetry on display
Nexus’ National Poetry Day competition returns
Budding poets, young and old, are invited to submit their entries to a poetry competition, with the chance of their work being displayed for thousands to read on a Tyne and Wear Metro station.  The competition, organised by Nexus, opens today, National Poetry Day, and closes on 5 November.…
Poet Anna Woodford with her work on display at Longbenton Metro station
Published poets showcase work on the Tyne and Wear Metro
Acclaimed poets are showcasing their writing on the Tyne and Wear Metro as part of a new project to bring poetry to a wider audience.  Verses penned by seven published poets are being displayed on large posters on the platforms at Longbenton Metro station in North Tyneside for customers to…
Dancers at Monument metro station
Indian dancers wow customers on Tyne and Wear Metro
Indian dancers have brought a splash of South Asian culture to a busy Metro station. The vibrant and high-intensity Kathak dance was performed next to Monument Metro station in Newcastle as part of this year’s Masala Festival. Tyne and Wear Metro is an official partner of Gem Arts’ annual Masala…
Graphic designer Tommy Anderson with the Nexus Shaun the Sheep Sculpture in Newcastle's Exhibition Park
Nexus unveils Shaun the Sheep sculpture on new local art trail
We are proud to be supporting a new public art trail which will see eye-catching sculptures of the popular Wallace and Gromit character Shaun the Sheep appearing on display for people to enjoy.  The Shaun on the Tyne trail, running in Newcastle and Gateshead, 19 July-27 September, sees 45…
Nexus Project Manager Simon Manley and stained glass artist Cate Watkinson with the art work at Monkseaton Metro station
Metro stained glass art work set for major restoration scheme
Colourful stained glass art works which have adorned a North Tyneside Metro station for 40 years are to be restored to their former glory.  The ‘Beach & Shipyards’ installation, which bookends the historic canopy at Monkseaton Metro station with iconic designs in stained glass, is to be…
The Young Producers art wirk on show at Gateshead Interchange
Young artists from Baltic showcase their work on Metro
A group of young artists from Baltic are showcasing work on the Tyne and Wear Metro thanks to a new collaboration. The Young Producers are a group of 14-19 year olds who meet every other week at Baltic to plan events, projects and commissions that platform the voices, ideas and concerns of young…
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