Aal Aboot the Angel of the North (Aal Aboot)

Aal Aboot the Angel of the North (Aal Aboot)

By: David Simpson (author)Paperback

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Antony Gormley's Angel of the North has only been around since 1998 but it is hard to imagine Gateshead without it. Today it is the most widely recognised symbol of Gateshead and the North East and has quickly become a cherished national icon. There is something extraordinarily welcoming about the Angel; with its wings outstretched in its lofty setting overlooking the A1 it gives the onlooker a sense of arrival. This book tells the story of the Angel of the North and the site on which it stands. It features facts, quotes and opinions about the Angel and its setting and its lasting legacy.

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David Simpson is a former journalist and the author of over 30 books on British history, topography and culture. He has published titles on London and Scotland as well as publications featuring British nostalgia, history and popular tastes from the 1940s to the 1990s. His special interest is the North East of England where he has entertained and lectured widely on the subject of dialect and place-names. David has appeared in over a hundred television and radio broadcasts both locally and nationally speaking on the history and culture of the North East.


Introduction 1 Antony Gormley 2 Hartlepool to Gateshead 3 The Colliery 4 Tumulus 5 Some Facts 6 Garden Festival 7 Miniature World 8 Inspiration 9 Fifty Works of Public Art 10 Pit Head Baths 11 Why an Angel? 12 Down Under 13 What lies Beneath? 14 Gathering Place 15 Public Eye 16 Maintenance 17 The Evening Chronicle 18 Step in the Dark 19 Antiques Road Show 20 Time Capsule 21 Official Opening 22 In 1998... 23 The Angel Arrives 24 What about the Workers? 25 Embrace 26 Eight Wonders of Britain 27 Daffodil 28 Latitude and Longitude 29 Shearer's Shirt 30 Music for an Angel 31 33 Million Visitors a Year 32 Skeleton and Structure 33 Clothes Peg 34 Angel in Sunderland? 35 Brian Sewell 36 Angel of the South 37 Traffic News 38 The Valley 39 The Meaning of Angel 40 TV Star 41 Reservoir for Feelings 42 Eiffel and Liberty 43 Visitors' Views 44 Bolts and Steel 45 BALTIC 46 How Long Did it Take? 47 Monopoly 48 Lady of the North 49 Angel of the Nauld 50 Russell Crowe 51 Cheryl the Angel 52 Olympic torch 53 The Lakes 54 Another Place 55 Awards 56 Costs 57 Legacy 58 Timeline

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781909486027
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9781909486027
  • ISBN10: 1909486027

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