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Film, Music & Theatre

Lockdown Boosts Business For Newcastle Gallery
A New Tyneside business has bucked the trend by reporting an increase in trade – directly as a result of lockdown. As concerns grow for the future of British retail following the economic impact of Covid, The Aviary art gallery, at Jesmond, Brentwood, is busier now than it was pre-lockdown. The...
Big Band Brings Proms In The Park To Hardwick Hall Hotel
As part of its Outdoor Summer Sessions programme, Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham, is planning a Proms In the Park afternoon, featuring Musicians Unlimited Big Band on Sunday 6 September. The 20 piece orchestra formed in Hartlepool has been playing together for more than 30 years and will be performing...

Aging Beauty

At fifty-six years old, I am the youngest member of my band. In 1995 age thirty-two and at the height of my success, I was the oldest. Despite my worn exterior, I receive regular radio airplay and have recently been named ‘Artist of the Year’ for which I’ll receive an...
Whitley Bay’s Jam Jar Cinema has been crowned ‘Small Business of the Year’ at the 2020 Small Awards, which celebrates the smallest and greatest firms in the UK. Founded in 2013 in a derelict building by self-confessed ‘movie fanatics’, Jam Jar Cinema has become a beacon of the community, attracting...

Gender Regardless

I’ve never understood the necessity in remarking on the gender of an artist whilst perusing their offerings, whether it be audible or by sight. My first thought is always: ‘Do I like this?’ and if so, ‘why?’ I’ve never found any sense in stating obvious comments such as: ‘female...
Larry Elder's new documentary on African Americans and politics is a runaway success The IMDb reviews are rolling in: close to 1,000 at the time of writing, with a 9.8/10 average rating. Released on June 19th, you can buy the documentary from their website for $19.00, which is roughly £16. Split...

Can you hear me?

Twenty-five-years ago, I wrote a song about physical and mental health issues, which at the time caused a furrowing of brows within the music industry. Despite its popularity, my inspirational and autobiographical song, "Can You Hear Me?" was never allowed to be included or mentioned in any of my radio...
People originally due to perform at this year’s South Tyneside Festival are set to return as concerts are rescheduled for next summer’s music extravaganza. Will Young, Ella Henderson, The South, Shalamar and The Fizz will take to the Bents Park stage for next year’s series of open-air Sunday Concerts, after...
This Friday 24th April, Stockton-on-Tees born musician Christopher Griksaitis releases his first album, The Piano and Me. The acoustic album features 9 piano songs with vocals, entirely produced by Christopher himself. The launch concert will be on Facebook on Friday 24th April at 8:30pm. “The time I spend at the piano is...
ONR. Sober - Music Video
Fresh from supporting Jake Bugg on his 2020 UK tour, ONR. (pronounced honour) caught up with Newcastle Magazine to discuss how the music industry has been affected by the coronavirus, postponed gigs ☹️, their recent March 12th show with Jake Bugg at Newcastle City Hall, and his debut EP...

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