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Monday, March 30, 2020



Arts & Culture

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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Art experts recently discovered a hidden treasure highly appropriate to the Festive Season. Art conservators – from Newcastle’s Northumbria University – x-rayed a painting and found that it had another painting underneath it. The picture they x-rayed – a centuries-old depiction of the beheading of John the Baptist – obscured another...
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An awards scheme – which is being supported by Newcastle’s Northumbria University – is offering grants totalling £45,000 to help struggling writers in the north of England. The Northern Writers’ Awards – set up by New Writing North in 2000 – aim to recognise talented writers and help their work...
Now, we all know that YouTube is intended for videos about cute kittens and how to actually cook a good omelette that doesn't cause your guests to laugh at you and call you Mr Soggy Omelette forever after, but there are even better videos on offer, namely ones about...
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The North East is home to some of the world's best stuff, like Gazza. Here are some more excellent things we've come up with: Windscreen Wipers Gladstone Adams patented the world's first ever windscreen wipers ever in 1911, only 15 years after they were first patented in the USA, and 8...
The world has drastically transformed in the last two centuries, and yet the manner in which academic institutions prepare us for our professional careers has remained stagnant. It is still fixated on the needs of an industrial age, a learning structure that is very much outdated and questionable for...
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The author of a novel shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize – and described as a ‘modern fairy tale’ – is to give a talk at Newcastle University. Fiona Mozley will be in conversation with creative writing lecturer Dr Rachel Hewitt in the King’s Hall, Newcastle University, on 14th November. Fiona’s...
The North East of England is home to some of the greatest films of all time. The stunning landscapes and scenery only enhance its attraction for film-making.  Here are 4 of some films we consider to be on the list of “all-time greatest ”: 1. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Newcastle in...

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