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Wednesday, January 23, 2019



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People sitting and walking in a park.
The future of Newcastle’s parks and allotments will be decided by an innovative mix of online and offline methods. Newcastle City Council, which has experienced a 91% cut in its parks budget since 2010, has been looking into new ways to fund and maintain its allotments and parks. One of the...
photo courtesy of Ian Atkinson from Flickr Creative Commons
It’s only just down the East Coast Main Line or A1. It may not boast large cities, bright lights or fantastic nightlife (though, let’s face it, you can get those at home), but if you’re looking for stunning countryside, great pubs, fantastic architecture and pretty towns with an old-fashioned...
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We caught up with Lina, who'll be supporting Little Mix tonight at the Newcastle Metro Arena. Get the full interview with Newcastle Magazine below: Who is Lina? Tell us about yourself? My name is LINA and I’m here to rock your playlist! I’m a singer/songwriter, US born, Palestinian blood, and Israeli citizen. Winner...
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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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American R ‘n’ B stars The Stylistics – famous for hits like You Make Me Feel Brand New, You Are Everything and Betcha by Golly Wow – will play Gateshead Sage on 26th October. A vocal group, The Stylistics formed in Philadelphia in 1966 from a merger of two bands,...
A Cruise Ship possibly like or even the same as that used for Rock the Boat 2017
A cruise ship company sailing out of the Port of Tyne has hit upon a novel way to entertain its guests. This September will see the ship Magellan embarking for a water-borne rock festival entitled Rock the Boat 2017. Cruise ship firm Cruiseco hopes its idea will appeal to rock...
Reformed Bananarama Coming to Newcastle City Hall
If you’re of a certain age, you might remember them being always on Top of the Pops or their cheery sassy songs forever blaring out of radios. Well, Bananarama – one of the most successful girl groups of all time – have reformed their original line-up and are due to...
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...
Clive John performing as Johnny Cash, dressed in black with the head of his guitar thrust forward.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow – a spectacular tribute to the Man in Black – is coming to the North East next week. The Johnny Cash Roadshow will play Consett’s Empire Theatre on February 9th and the Customs House, South Shields, on February 12th. Aiming to be a “a concert crossed...
photo courtesy of Paul Robertson, from Flickr Creative Commons
Tonight Newcastle’s shoppers have the chance to enjoy an evening of Christmas fun at Newcastle’s oldest retail destination, Grainger Market. As well as browsing stalls selling a range of Christmas goods, visitors can experience music, dancing, a bar, street food, tasters, art, and special classes and activities. Discounts will be...

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