Katie Nicholson

Review: Moonlight – A powerful piece of cinema that will stay long in the memory

Review: Moonlight – A powerful piece of cinema that will stay long in the memory

Moonlight is not a film about Hollywood made for Hollywood, it is not a film made for the academy awards, it is not a film made with accolades in mind; it is so much more than that.

As the second feature film from ‘Medicine For Melancholy’ director Barry Jenkins, Moonlight is a coming-of-age drama about a young man’s continuing struggle to understand just who he is. Adapted from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unproduced play ‘In Moonlight, Black Boys Look Blue’, Moonlight dares to delve into a world that is so unfamiliar to the […]

 Katie Nicholson

Preview: Stewart Lee at Newcastle City Hall

Preview: Stewart Lee at Newcastle City Hall

Following his sell-out show at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in November 2016, Stewart Lee is returning to the North East to unleash his comedy talents. Content Provider, the 2017 show, will contain similar material to that featured in the November show, but will most certainly still be an entertaining night nonetheless. Last year’s show, Digital Content […]

 Katie Nicholson

Preview: Amy Macdonald – Newcastle City Hall

Preview: Amy Macdonald – Newcastle City Hall

Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald is taking to UK stages throughout March and April this year to debut her brand new album Under Stars. While she may only be 29, Macdonald has released three previous albums and has sold over 3 million records worldwide. Macdonald’s fourth and most successive single, This Is The Life, received radio […]

 Katie Nicholson

Lady Leshurr to play O2 Academy Newcastle

Lady Leshurr to play O2 Academy Newcastle

Fresh from receiving a MOBO award at the end of 2016, Lady Leshurr is set to tour the UK this month and is stopping off at Newcastle’s 02 Academy on the way. The Birmingham based grime star is most commonly known for her ‘Queen’s Speech’ series of freestyles, but is slowly gaining a reputation for […]

 Katie Nicholson

Preview: De La Soul – Newcastle Student Union

Preview: De La Soul – Newcastle Student Union

Following the release of their much-anticipated 2016 album 'And The Anonymous Nobody', De La Soul are back to tour the UK this month.

The North East was sorely missed from the hip hop trio’s last UK tour in 2014, a tour that commemorated the 25th anniversary of their ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ album, but the group are making a trip to the region on February 22 where they are set to play Northumbria’s Student Union. The NSU […]

 Katie Nicholson

Split – Review

Split – Review

It is safe to say that M. Night Shyamalan is a big name in the supernatural film world. For better or for worse, the director tends to create a buzz whenever film-lovers spot a trailer donning his unmistakable surname.

Yet any praise for his latest release, Split, should not be aimed at Shyamalan, but its star James McAvoy. Though widely known for his role as Charles Xavier in the latest X-Men franchise, McAvoy caught critics’ attention in 2013 when he played a corrupt, drug-addicted policeman with an array of mental health issues in Jon […]