One of the works on display at the AV Festival
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Festival hails North East landscape

Thirty years ago, strike action by members of the National Union of Mineworkers began spreading around the country.

To coincide with the anniversary, the AV Festival is celebrating the industrial and geological landscape of the North East.

The month-long event includes 11 new commissions and 25 UK premieres.

One site being brought back to life as a venue is the now abandoned Dunstan Staiths in Gateshead, which was used to transport millions of tonnes of coal to ships on the Tyne.

Other events will take place across Tyneside, Wearside and Teesside.

Look North's Sharuna Sagar reports.

  • 07 Mar 2014
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