Bede Primary School pupils
Pupils' heritage inspired artwork is displayed on Metro
A Metro station has got a splash of colour thanks to the efforts of local school children, who drew their inspiration from a local history project. Pupils at Bede Community Primary School in Gateshead have created heritage-inspired posters which have gone on public display at Gateshead Stadium…
Nexus staff with Elmer the Elephanyt sculpture
Metro's all set to host an Elmer the Elephant public art trail
Metro is to host the North East’s next major public art trail, building on the success of the Great North Snowdogs event in 2016. The iconic children’s storybook character Elmer the Elephant is the theme for a second, similar public arts trail, which will raise money for the St Oswald’s Children’s…
A photo of councillors with the art work
Community art work unveiled at Cullercoats Metro station
A community art project has brought a splash of colour to a Metro station in North Tyneside. Cullercoats is home to new set of colourful art works, including a series of stunning photographs showcasing the local area, thanks to the efforts of local school children. The Cullercoats Kids’ Art Project…
Lucy Frost with Pop card
Lucy travels to new business heights with Go Smarter Ways into Work
Young apprentice Lucy Frost is aiming high in business, thanks to a new initiative from Go Smarter Ways into Work. Lucy, 18, from Heaton in Newcastle, has been able to access a Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship at Barnado’s Palmersville Training, thanks to a partnership between…
£6m refurbishment of Metro's Newcastle Central Station completed
The £6m revamp of Metro's Newcastle Central Station has been successfully completed, transforming a key regional gateway. The station, which is used by 5.3m people a year, has undergone a major redevelopment over the last 18 months, offering passengers a brighter, cleaner, and more modern Metro…
Managing Director of Nexus with snow dog sculpture
Great North Snowdogs take over Metro
The Metro system is to play a key part in Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event – Great North Snowdogs. The colourful Snowdog trail will see 61 individually designed Snowdog sculptures displayed in local parks and open spaces - and almost all are in easy reach of a Metro…
Parson’s Polygon air vent
Metro's underground air vent gains listed status
An air vent for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s tunnels beneath Newcastle has been listed by Historic England as an important piece of post-war public art. Parson’s Polygon is a unique terracotta obelisk designed by artist David Hamilton to stand in one of Newcastle city centre’s busiest streets. The 3.5…
byker station art work
A vibrant new mural is unveiled at Byker Metro station
Metro passengers will see a vibrant splash of colours at Byker station this spring after a new giant artwork was unveiled. Home, by Alex Godwin, is an 11-metre long tableau weaving a multi-coloured adventure around everyday objects from the streets and houses around the busy city metro station.…
north shileds art work
Mexican artwork finds a home on Metro
A splash of Mexican colour and culture has arrived in North Tyneside following the creation of a new artwork at North Shields Metro station, thanks to the region’s most vibrant festival. As part of ¡Vamos! 2015, ‘El Patio de mi casa’ – which translates as ‘My House’s Backyard’ - was created at…
art work at byker station
Board game for Byker is a giant new artwork for Metro
A board game taking players on a journey of discovery through Byker takes pride of place at the local Metro station from today (Saturday 28 March). Artists Michael Crilly and Chris Morton created the game as the centrepiece of the latest giant artwork at Byker Metro station, titled ‘The Point of…