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 Courtnie Kerr

Peter Kay Cancels Long Awaited Tour

Peter Kay Cancels Long Awaited Tour

Peter Kay has cancelled his 100-date tour due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’, including his seven dates at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. The comedian was to play nine cities across the UK, including Newcastle. The 44-year-old asked for his privacy at this time. He issued a statement saying: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances I deeply regret that I am having to […]

 Stacey McMaster

Northern Lights’ favourite Christmas Songs

Northern Lights’ favourite Christmas Songs

Here at Northern Lights, we love Christmas and nothing gets us in the mood more than a great Christmas song. So we asked our own favourite writers and contributors what their favourites are at this festive time of the year.   All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey Chosen by Courtnie Louise Kerr, Deputy […]

 Stacey McMaster

Northern Lights Top 10 Christmas Movie Snacks

Northern Lights Top 10 Christmas Movie Snacks

Christmas is here again and we at Northern Lights know that means movies galore with family and friends. However, the time old question has been what on earth do we snack on? Clearly you want something that’s either sweet or savoury but not a full meal. Have no fear we have scoured our recipe books […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Taylor Swift Reputation

MUSIC REVIEW: Taylor Swift Reputation

Taylor Swift has just released her sixth studio album Reputation. The album shows a different side to usual Taylor and she has gone far out from her country roots. Northern Lights contributor, Bethany Reay, goes through her favourite songs from the album. Track 4 – Don’t Blame Me Although this song isn’t like anything Taylor […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: Don Broco – Stay Ignorant and T-Shirt Song

MUSIC REVIEW: Don Broco – Stay Ignorant and T-Shirt Song

It has now been a week since Don Broco played their biggest UK headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Playing a sold-out show to 10,000 people, they certainly put on an amazing show.  At the beginning of October, they announced that their third album Technology would be released on February 2, 2018. Having already released […]

 Courtnie Kerr

LIVE REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – As You Were Tour, Newcastle

LIVE REVIEW: Liam Gallagher – As You Were Tour, Newcastle

Twelve years and one less brother later, Liam Gallagher returned to a sold-out crowd of 11,000 at Newcastle’s Metro Arena last Wednesday for a night of 1990s nostalgia. Surrounded by a wave of pretty green, paisley and bucket hats — there was no doubt that this crowd was ready for a night to remember with […]

 Courtnie Kerr

REVIEW – Niall Horan Flicker

REVIEW – Niall Horan Flicker

In 2010, a nervous, floppy haired 16-year-old boy from Mullingar, Ireland had a dream to sell out arenas, make an album and work with some of the best artists in the world. He stood before X Factor judges, unsure of his fate.   Little did he know, only eight years later, those dreams would have already become a reality after being paired with four other boys, and going on to become one of the […]

 Mariam Khattab

REVIEW – Pink’s Beautiful Trauma

REVIEW – Pink’s Beautiful Trauma

  Fluorescent spiky-haired Alecia Moore, famously known as Pink, dominates the charts with Beautiful Trauma, preaching to an assembly of listeners on boldness and confidence. Following on from her short yet empowering speech to her daughter at MTV’s Video Music Awards in August 2017, where she taught all viewers a lesson on confidence and self-acceptance, […]

 Emma Lowson

FILM REVIEW: American Assassin (2017)

FILM REVIEW: American Assassin (2017)

Starring The Maze Runner’s Dylan O’Brien and Birdman’s Michael Keaton, American Assassin is an action packed thriller with a LOT of fighting. If you get easily attached to characters in movies, this might not be the film for you as almost every new character introduced dies within minutes.   O’Brien stars as Mitch Rapp, an American who loses his parents in a car accident as a […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Review:Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle

Review:Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle

Sitting in the auditorium waiting for the show to start I had my usual sense of excitement and anticipation, but this time it was different. Having never seen this show before, with no sense of what it was about, I was looking forward to finding out. As soon as the orchestra played the first chords of the […]

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