Culture

 Stacey McMaster

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Gut Girls is a recent play I went to watch at Washington’s Arts Centre. Written by Sarah Daniels, she is a renowned feminist writer who has already acquired great acclaim in her field. However, while many view this as a feminist play I felt that it was far more akin to a socialist piece at […]

 Mary Beange

Hit The North 2017: The music festival that took Newcastle by storm

Hit The North, Newcastle’s first ever inner-city music festival was praised as being a major success over bank-holiday weekend, as it saw more than 80 exciting bands play across 15 venues in the city. The multi-venue event saw hundreds of people travelling to the city to get a glimpse of some of the hottest acts […]

 Ryan Prentice

13 Reasons Why: Controversial or a PSA?

The newly released Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has become a hugely popular series despite it centralising around a sensitive subject. In the series, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) leaves seven tapes for Clay Jenson (Dylan Minnette), her high school friend and crush, following her suicide. On the cassette tapes Hannah explains the 13 reasons why […]

 Josh Stothard

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Preview: Evolution Emerging 2017

Evolution Emerging returns in its ninth year giving the latest up an coming talent a place to perform. As one of the North East’s biggest events for new music the festival showcases over 40 emerging artists each year across its multiple venues. In the past, Evolution Emerging has unearthed the likes of Hyde and Beast, Shields […]

 Romy Da Gama Candido

Kpop’s BTS surpass Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes on Billboard’s Social Artist Category

In the last five years, Kpop and Korean culture have gained a lot of popularity in the West. After the success of groups like Exo, BigBang and Psy conquering the online world and achieving millions of views on YouTube, it is now BTS’s turn to claim their spot in the Western music charts. The Bangtan […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Superhero Day hits the North East!

Superhero Day hits the North East!

Today (May 5) is a very special day, it is a day to celebrate our favourite superheroes! With the superhero genre growing in popularity with help from popular movie franchises such as Marvel’s The Avengers, it feels like there is no getting away from the legendary characters. The North East, in particular, seems to have […]

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Interview with Future Horizons

Interview with Future Horizons

We spoke to Hartlepool’s finest Future Horizons about their upcoming north east gigs and brand new single. Your new single was recently released; can you give us a bit of an insight into the themes, vibes or inspirations that shaped it? Milo: The main inspiration for me really was the intensity of live shows. Following […]

 Alexander Beard

Interview: Esther Johnson on making the North East’s most personal film, Asunder

Interview: Esther Johnson on making the North East’s most personal film, Asunder

The First World War was such a far-reaching and impactful conflict that the personal stories of those involved often get lost among the statistics, as do the specific regions of Britain that the war effected. It was with this in mind that respected filmmaker Esther Johnson set about creating Asunder, the story of what happened […]

 Adam Bloomfield

Could ‘The Rainbow Disney’ era be on it’s way?

Could ‘The Rainbow Disney’ era be on it’s way?

Who doesn’t love a good Disney movie? Be it from way back to the start with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, or to more modern additions like Tangled and Brave, Disney appeals to everyone. And now it seems that now Disney is progressing even further by including LGBT characters and themes in their plots. There was […]

 Emma Ormiston

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

It’s a tale that’s old as time but Disney’s retelling of the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast is nothing if not modern, fresh and above all enchanting.

It was bittersweet and strange watching a film that I held so dear as a child be remodelled and reworked into this live action version, however director Bill Condon did not disappoint me. Having directed the final two Twilight films, Condon was used to living up to high expectations of die-hard fans. Armed with three […]

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