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Sketching on the beach in front of Bamburgh Castle. Picture: Julie Gregory

Travel: Art holiday in Northumberland

Go on admit it, who doesn’t love the feeling of sand between their toes or a paddle in the sea? Everyone has a favourite seaside destination. It would seem that even artists feel the same, with matchstick man LS Lowry enjoying a good bucket and spade adventure to Berwick-upon-Tweed. He escaped his industrial buildings and back-to-back terraces to visit this town famed for its bracing sea-air and bathing pool, exploring the Elizabethan Walls, sketching from the promenade and painting impressionistic beach scenes from Spittal. You can still have a grand day out in his footsteps today, on The Lowry Trail, a walking route.

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Verity Powell: Volunteering at India centre has guided my life in a new direction

Verity Powell: Volunteering at India centre has guided my life in a new direction

It’s now been a year since I returned from Sangam as a volunteer, where I stayed for three months helping the staff prepare and run the programmes on offer. As a World Centre of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Sangam offers unique programmes to explore Indian culture, teach leadership, improve wellness and celebrate all that ­Guiding has to offer.

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