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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Arts & Culture

On Saturday the 8th June, Nashville rock outfit Lola Montez took to the stage at The Three Tuns in Gateshead. It’s safe to say that the entertainment was kept to an incredibly high standard during the evening throughout a long set list of around twenty songs. Before the gig began...
Nell Bryden
Later this month, Newcastle fans of Nell Bryden will have the chance to enjoy an intimate gig from the singer-songwriter. The New-York-born, London-based musician is embarking on a UK tour to support her new EP Soundtrack to Little Wing (Part 1), as well as her recently released album Living Room...
Musician on stage
  If you haven’t been to Tyne Bank Brewery yet let me paint you a picture… A wide-open space which is deceivingly warm with fairy lights draped across the ceiling. An oxymoronic, comfortable, factory-like environment. With an eclectic range of tables and chairs spread across the floor of which you share...
spooky landscape trees
Review: The Standing Water (Steel String Books) by David Castleton “Quality fiction with a gothic edge” Maybe nowhere in England is all that remote, but some places can still feel isolated. Perhaps you’re only 15 miles from the nearest dual...
image courtesy of Vassilis, from Flickr Creative Commons
Music students from Newcastle University will be heading up the A1 to help with Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations. Today (30th November) is the day of St Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint, and the Newcastle musicians plan to bring a piece with an international flavour to the party. They will be performing...
catrina statue
A statue of the director of a Newcastle theatre company – made using innovative 3D-printing technology – is to be placed in the Great Hall of Newcastle Castle. Catrina McHugh MBE, the artistic director of Open Clasp, will be one of only 25 women nationally to be celebrated with such...
grainger residency
Newcastle’s shoppers are being encouraged to express their creative sides – with the help of the resident artist at the city’s historic Grainger Market. As part of the Great Exhibition of the North, Mike Duckett has been painting, sketching and scribbling at the market all summer. Though the exhibition is due...
image courtesy of Colin Gregory, from Flickr Creative Commons
A Turner-Prize-winning artist has created a haunting soundscape in a historic north-east building. Northumberland’s Belsay Hall is serving as the venue for the sound installation The Yelllow Wallpaper, by Susan Phillipsz. The Yellow Wallpaper features Phillipsz’s voice intoning melancholy ballads that float through the building and overlap with each other. The ballads,...
photo courtesy of Picnicin from Wikipedia Creative Commons
Newcastle will soon have a new sculpture from Anthony Gormley, the sculptor responsible for the north east’s iconic Angel of the North statue. The sculpture – entitled Clasp – is to be installed on the campus of Newcastle University. The artwork – which Gormley will loan to the university –...
new opera boys
The Opera Boys are coming back to Tyneside this April, bringing their mix of opera, West End show tunes and pop classics to the Customs House, South Shields. The Opera Boys – all four of whom are classically trained singers – have quite a varied CV between them. Members of...

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