Iconic landmark reaches next milestone

Angel 21

The Angel of the North, Britain's most-viewed piece of public modern art, has reached its next significant milestone with people coming together to celebrate its 21st birthday.

To mark the occasion members of the Low Fell Community Choir and Art Diamonds project visited the Angel to sing a very special rendition of Happy Birthday. People were also invited to come along and board the Go North East Angel bus to take part in some angel themed creative activities with local artists.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Angela Douglas said:

"The Angel of the North is not just an icon for Gateshead and the North East, it's an international landmark which has brought regeneration, jobs and pride to the area.

"People have taken the Angel to their hearts and this has been shown clearly over the last year as we've celebrated Angel 20. We'd like to thank everyone who has helped us to mark both the 20th and 21st birthdays."

Over the last 12 months the Angel's 20th birthday has been celebrated in various ways including the following highlights:

  • an amazing Angel birthday cake created by Gateshead College student Lisa Duncan
  • a limited-edition celebration gin from Gateshead's own Steampunk Ltd
  • a new 10p coin featuring the Angel
  • the Angel featuring in Historic England's Irreplaceable - A History of England in 100 places
  • monthly art challenges inspired by the Angel with 64million artists
  • Angel themed events including the Angel View Run and the Angel bioblitz
Angel 21
13 February 2019

The Angel of the North, Britain's most-viewed piece of public modern art, has reached its next significant milestone with people coming together to celebrate its 21st birthday.

To mark the occasion members of the Low Fell Community Choir and Art Diamonds project visited the Angel to sing a very special rendition of Happy Birthday. People were also invited to come along and board the Go North East Angel bus to take part in some angel themed creative activities with local artists.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Angela Douglas said:

"The Angel of the North is not just an icon for Gateshead and the North East, it's an international landmark which has brought regeneration, jobs and pride to the area.

"People have taken the Angel to their hearts and this has been shown clearly over the last year as we've celebrated Angel 20. We'd like to thank everyone who has helped us to mark both the 20th and 21st birthdays."

Over the last 12 months the Angel's 20th birthday has been celebrated in various ways including the following highlights:

  • an amazing Angel birthday cake created by Gateshead College student Lisa Duncan
  • a limited-edition celebration gin from Gateshead's own Steampunk Ltd
  • a new 10p coin featuring the Angel
  • the Angel featuring in Historic England's Irreplaceable - A History of England in 100 places
  • monthly art challenges inspired by the Angel with 64million artists
  • Angel themed events including the Angel View Run and the Angel bioblitz
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