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 Jordan Davidson

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 […]

 Jordan Davidson

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 […]

 KatieBaggott

Spellbinding Sleeping Beauty comes to Sunderland Empire

Spellbinding Sleeping Beauty comes to Sunderland Empire

A panto packed full of comedic jokes, colourful costumes, sensational song and dance and bags of audience participation – Sleeping Beauty is bound to keep you in the festive spirit this Christmas!  UK Productions, the producers behind Cinderella, Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin return to the Sunderland Empire this festive […]

 Jordan Davidson

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 […]

 Emily Fox

The Ministry of Sound comes to Sunderland

The Ministry of Sound comes to Sunderland

The Ministry of Sound is set to play an event in Sunderland on Saturday October 15. 

The Ministry of Sound, synonymous with clubbing culture for over 20 years, will be holding a Society Fresher’s Rave at The Point, Holmeside, Sunderland, beginning at 10pm. Harrison Chirnside, Vice President of Community and Events at the University of Sunderland Students Union, said: “To have the Ministry of Sound join us in Sunderland is a […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

King Con Moves To Sunderland

King Con Moves To Sunderland

King Con comic convention returns to the North East on October 23, in an all new location, the Stadium of Light. Originally started in Durham in 2014 by Dark Matter Cafe, King Con follows in the footsteps of SunnyCon, another North East convention, in moving to a new city to expand. The convention is set to […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

King Con makes a move to Sunderland after outgrowing its original Durham venue

King Con makes a move to Sunderland after outgrowing its original Durham venue

The North East has recently been experiencing a nerd culture renaissance.

While SunnyCon (an anime convention) may have helped to get the ball rolling in 2012, there is now a thriving subculture of nerdery across the Tyne and Wear region. From board game cafes to escape rooms, the current craze for superhero films and Pokémon has helped create business for Newcastle Film and Comic in March […]

 Jordan Davidson

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 […]

 Paul Farrell

Mr Ed and long-time Disney star Alan Young from North Shields dies aged 96

Long time comedy actor and the voice of Uncle Scrooge, Alan Young, passed away on May 19, 2016. Many people fondly remember DuckTales for being an amazing cartoon and yet another gold mine for Disney. However, sadly the voice of one of Disney’s most beloved characters, died 6 days ago. Alan Young was a UK-born […]

 Michael Cross

Alice In Wonderland exhibition to open at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery

Alice In Wonderland exhibition to open at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery

The Laing Gallery to open an exhibition dedicated to Lewis Carroll's novel

Prepare to go down the rabbit hole once more with The Laing Gallery in Newcastle from May 14 – October 2. Celebrating the 150th year of the children’s novel, Alice In Wonderland, the Laing Gallery has put together an exhibition so crammed it’d make the Mad Hatter’s tea party table look barren. Expect illustrations by […]