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At the forefront of this year’s sizzling Great North Run Culture programme is a striking audio-visual installation, an entire year in the making.

Layla Curtis’s HEATSCAPES is a multi-screen artwork screening at Tyneside Cinema’s Gallery from Thursday 10th September till Sunday 4th October. Filmed entirely using a thermal imaging camera at last year’s Great North Run, it follows participants as they make their way along the legendary 13.1 mile route. The body heat they leave behind, which normally remains invisible to the naked eye, will be unforgettably laid bare.

Also part of the programme, Newcastle’s Discovery Museum is the final stop for Great North Greats: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Achievements, which has toured museums and community spaces over the past 12 months and celebrates the creative bigwigs that have made their name in Tyne and Wear over the years, which also includes the interesting exhibition of Matt Stokes’ multi-faced Objects To See Further. Other highlights include Onward Together as One, made up of large sculpted letters which will be shown in specific locations around the route of the run (Sunday 13th September), urging runners on.

The cultural line-up annually celebrates the areas where sport and art meet and looks to give an exciting, fresh perspective on the world’s largest half marathon. As the big day approaches, time to turn up the heat…

Layla Curtis’ HEATSCAPES is at Tyneside Cinema from Thursday 10th September until Sunday 4th October.

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