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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Arts & Culture

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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...
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...
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Blues veterans The Blues Band are set to play Sage, Gateshead, on 28th October. Formed in 1979 by ex-Manfred Mann members Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness as a band “just to play the blues”, The Blues Band are today regarded as one of the best purveyors of rhythm and blues...
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A rare collection of extraordinary books has inspired no less than 22 up-and-coming north-east artists to contribute to an exhibition at Newcastle City Library. Love Big Books – which begins on 2nd November – will feature a diverse range of artworks based on the library’s fifth size books. Visual artists,...
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...
Portrait of Ken Loach smiling and pointing to his mouth
A jobcentre manager from Newcastle has criticised Ken Loach’s popular recent film I, Daniel Blake. Steve McCall, employer relationship manager at Jobcentre Plus in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, said, “I hope people don’t think the film is a documentary because it’s a story that doesn’t represent the reality...
Jacob Polley posing in a meadow of waist high grass and flowers, holding a book.
A poet from the north east has won a prestigious literary prize. Jacob Polley, a Newcastle lecturer, clinched the prize for his collection Jackself, a disturbing work about the loss of innocence. After reading many manuscripts and months of deliberation, the three judges chose Mr Polley’s collection from a shortlist...
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  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...
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...
Dublin Legends to Play North East - Interview and Dates
The Dublin Legends, the band formed from ex-members of The Dubliners, are due to play the Customs House, South Shields, on March 24th. Founded in 1962, The Dubliners helped popularise Irish folk music around the world with their mix of up-tempo songs, street ballads and instrumentals. Though The Dubliner’s line-up...

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