Jordan Davidson

Music collective ‘The Rookery’ hold launch event on Saturday February 25

Music collective ‘The Rookery’ hold launch event on Saturday February 25

DIY attitude from Bolton is set to conquer the North East with The Rookery's launch event Saturday February 25.

  Originally hailing from Bolton, music collective ‘The Rookery’ will celebrate their launch in Newcastle on the 25th of February at the Cluny. The event’s goal is to bring music lovers together and round up emerging bands, musicians and creatives from across the North East for an improvised performance. Following a day of drop in […]

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5 Modern Westerns That Prove The Genre Is Still Going Strong

5 Modern Westerns That Prove The Genre Is Still Going Strong

Has Westworld left you thirsting for some more cowboy action? Need something to tide you over while you await the sequel to Red Dead Redemption? Well you’re in luck, while we can’t promise cyborgs we can certainly promise that the Western genre is far from dead and still has a lot of unique stories to offer. […]

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Reasons 2016 Didn’t Suck!

Reasons 2016 Didn’t Suck!

Wow, what a year we’ve had. 2016 has been fraught with political upset and celebrity deaths, but don’t let that fool you, 2016 has actually had some pretty dizzying high points too… Crash is back! It was announced during E3 2016 that our childhood favourite Crash Bandicoot is finally getting the rejuvenation he deserves in […]

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Screen Demons to host a cult film festival this December

Screen Demons to host a cult film festival this December

Kick off your festive celebrations with a somewhat unconventional film festival and party over at the Tyneside Cinema on December 9. The event, which is a collaboration between Screen Demons and Arrow Video, will feature screenings of the cult Christmas classic ‘Christmas Evil’. Also known as ‘You’d Better Watch Out’ and ‘Terror In Toyland’, this […]

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Tyneside Cinema snatches up North East Equality Award for dementia friendly programme

Tyneside Cinema snatches up North East Equality Award for dementia friendly programme

The Tyneside Cinema has won the North East Equality Award for its innovative programme designed to deliver a dementia friendly cinema going experience. The Newcastle based independent cinema screens monthly musicals featuring its trademark friendly atmosphere and a number of specially trained staff also known as ‘Dementia Friends’. Audience Outreach Officer, Chris Anderson, explained that their […]

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Top 5 International Horror Films

Top 5 International Horror Films

One of the original masters of the horror genre, H.P. Lovecraft, once said:“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear”.

This emotion frequently transcends the barriers of language and culture, showing us that no matter where we hail from, we all love a good scare. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of our absolute favourite horror movies from across the world for you to enjoy… Let the Right One In: Swedish When done right, vampires […]

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Our Culture Walk Through Newcastle-Gateshead for the Great Exhibition of the North

Our Culture Walk Through Newcastle-Gateshead for the Great Exhibition of the North

Newcastle and Gateshead have been selected to host the ‘Great Exhibition of the North’ in 2018, winning the bid over three other shortlisted bidders. The exhibition will be held over 77 days, showcasing art, design and innovation from the North of England. With this in mind we have come up with our own culture walk […]

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Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Top 5 Gig Venues in the North East

Far too often I hear people saying “music isn’t as good as it used to be” as they reminisce about the good old days when promising new artists could be found on every street corner. To those people I say calmly but firmly “you’re wrong.”

The music scene, particularly in the North East, is every bit as vibrant and promising as it always was – you just have to look a little harder. And a big part of staying in touch with the fantastic artists that modern music has to offer is knowing where to go and see them live. […]

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Pokémon Go, in defence of a gaming and social phenomenon

The UK has finally been graced with the official release of Pokémon Go, and it’s already shaping up to be one of the biggest social phenomena that I’ve witnessed as a gamer. However, it has also attracted some criticism, such as this article which labelled the game as ‘terrifying’ and ‘proof that ‘The Matrix is […]

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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Casting News

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the upcoming two-part stage play, will continue the beloved tale of the Harry Potter world. Set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this new installment will follow the story of both Harry and his son, Albus Severus Potter, in addition to some other familiar […]