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Based in Gateshead, artist Jane Morgan created JEM illustrations in 2017 to capture the personalities of our nation’s beloved animals in a unique and creative way. From the tip of her brush, delivered straight to your door, Jane paints everything from horses to hamsters and detailed wildlife studies. Her beautiful use...
The Great Geordie Song Contest deadline is approaching: all entries must be submitted by 9pm, Friday, March 27, 2020. Cheers editor Alastair Gilmour explained, “This is a fantastic opportunity for singer/songwriters. We are looking for songs about working class life in the North East. They can be overtly political, observational,...
At 20 years young, it may be a bit early for Andrew Cushin to say that It's Gonna Get Better; only time will tell, but if he keeps popping out belters like this then at least he'll never be short of work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlDnXcy7hQU He's headlining a show at The Cluny next...
Carrying David first toured in June 2019, and due to its success, it's having a new run at the Newcastle Theatre Royal, the most prestigious theatre in the world. Or maybe Newcastle, but who's counting. Carrying David is the story of how Glenn McCrory's terminally ill brother, David, inspired him...
Film Crew in the Rain
Get Carter is not the only great film to come out of Newcastle and the North East and, thanks to the internet, you can see some of them for free without getting off your comfy chair. You probably won't find these in a Blockbuster video rental shop. Because Blockbuster...
Joanne B Kaar's new and ongoing project takes inspiration from aprons in all their various forms, and she is sharing your stories and photos on her blog for all to enjoy. If you have any classic aprons, house dresses, wrap aprons, housecoats, ‘dusters' or pinnies, either worn now, stashed in...
Credit: Valentine Fabre, Dent Blanche, Switzerland © Ben Tibbetts
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is bringing two nights of thrilling adventure films to the PLAYHOUSE, Whitley Bay on 23 and 24 April, 2020. The whole tour will cover loads of venues across the UK and Ireland between now and the 26th of May 2020, so if you...
Alan Shearer used to be famous for being Alan Shearer, but to the young generation today, he's famous for being Hollie Shearer's dad. You can have a listen to her first single, Leave Right Now, when it comes out Friday 31st January 2020, save the link here. EEEEEEEEEEK!! 😃 My new single...
Apart from being in Newcastle, what do the Discovery Museum, the Laing Art Gallery and Great North Museum have in common? They are all partnering with a champion catering firm, Totally Delicious, to deliver “immediate emphasis on improved public refreshments and new menus, including traditional North East delicacies”, pledging a...
Newcastle's own Great Magician of the North, Chris Cross, will be performing a comedy magic show at The Tyne Theatre & Opera House on the 9th February at 6pm, alongside Martin Daniels, the late Paul Daniels' son. Combining quick wit and stand-up comedy with Very Clever Illusions and Magic Tricks,...

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