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 Stacey McMaster

World Book Day – Northern Lights’ Favourite Books

World Book Day – Northern Lights’ Favourite Books

At Northern Light’s we are celebrating World Book Day because it’s the foundation upon what we rest: reading. It’s something which we have all become used to at schools and bookshops around the country. This isn’t just celebrated in Britain but is celebrated all around the world. However, what you might not know is that […]

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Top 5 Lesser Known Internet Celebrities

Top 5 Lesser Known Internet Celebrities

The Internet is a fairly big launch pad for many celebrities and here are 5 you should probably check out Everyone knows now that the internet and YouTube are huge launchpads for new breeds of celebrities, but for every PewDiePie and Smosh there are some celebrities who go a little unnoticed and now I’m here […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Seussical the Musical comes to the Customs House in South Shields

Seussical the Musical comes to the Customs House in South Shields

The magical stories of Dr. Seuss are coming to life in the University of Sunderland’s Seussical the Musical at the Customs House in South Shields this March. The show features some of Seuss’s most recognisable characters, such as The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch, plucked straight from the pages of his most famous […]

 Stacey McMaster

Top Eight Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Top Eight Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Struggling with last minute valentine’s day gifts? Northern Lights has put together a wish list to give you some ideas. Chocolate. It’s a bit overdone but still a classic. This year however, why not get them something that reflects their personality. You can get anything relatively cheaply in a catered shape, for example if they’re a […]

 Josh Stothard

Wonderland Review

Wonderland Review

Following  its shows around the world, from the likes of Texas to Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated musical ‘Wonderland’ received a British production and made its way to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre. Throughout the show the story comes back to the message that people should have confidence in themselves and not be controlled by […]

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EDC and T in the Park Festivals Cancelled for 2017

EDC and T in the Park Festivals Cancelled for 2017

Words by Robert Redpath  The hosts of EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) have announced that it will be ‘‘postponed indefinitely’’ due to the lack of growth during the past few years. In December, it was announced that the previously two-day event has been reduced to only one and in the last couple of weeks the rumours […]

 Stacey McMaster

Five Christmas foods we will miss

Five Christmas foods we will miss

It’s over and we’re missing them already! Northern Lights have put together a wish list that we wish e could have all year and not just for the holidays.

  Pigs in Blankets- These little treats are a staple at our Christmas dinner table. If we’re lucky the pastry will actually be shaped like adorable little piglets. Turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce- Delicious and traditional main meal at Christmas. However Turkey wasn’t actually always the main bird at the table. Before Charles Dickens’s […]

 Jordan Davidson

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 […]

 Jacob Sloan

The big vinyl revival

The big vinyl revival

In the past few years avid music fans have revived the vinyl market so it is once again considered a mainstream form of music. According to The British Phonographic Industry, 2007 saw the markets lowest point ever with just 205,292 LP sales. This is a black hole level plummet considering 1994’s 1,453,718 LP vinyl sales. […]

 Lee Hawthorn

Being Human 2016: Refusing to be Realistic Preview

Being Human 2016: Refusing to be Realistic Preview

According to the Being Human festival programme, ‘desire is one of the things that make us human.’ Advertisers attempt to appease desire with commodity solutions but humans have always sought to achieve and accumulate more. Back in 1516 this was named ‘utopia’ by Thomas More. Utopian desire invites us to demand what others might consider […]