Opinion

 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 […]

 Jordan Davidson

5 Modern Westerns That Prove The Genre Is Still Going Strong

5 Modern Westerns That Prove The Genre Is Still Going Strong

Has Westworld left you thirsting for some more cowboy action? Need something to tide you over while you await the sequel to Red Dead Redemption? Well you’re in luck, while we can’t promise cyborgs we can certainly promise that the Western genre is far from dead and still has a lot of unique stories to offer. […]

 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 […]

 Josh Stothard

First Thoughts On: Crash Bandicoot Remastered

First Thoughts On: Crash Bandicoot Remastered

He’s back! The original PlayStation mascot, Crash Bandicoot, is spinning his way into next gen with the reveal of the N Sane trilogy. This remaster will include Crash 1,2 and Warped, each one being given a shiny make over to give the classic games the look and feel of their modern day counterparts. Developers Vicarious […]

 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 […]

 Charlotte O'Neill

Beamish: travelling back to childhood

Beamish: travelling back to childhood

My trip to Beamish, the open-air museum, where the world is stuck in 1913, not only turned back the years for the North East but also for myself. Walking around the museum and being taught lessons from the past with your grandparents made me feel two decades younger. Although I towered over the other grandchildren […]

 Courtnie Kerr

Top 10 Fictional Characters That Inspired Halloween Costumes

Top 10 Fictional Characters That Inspired Halloween Costumes

With Halloween just around the corner, the hunt for the best costume is on and most people are taking to films to get their inspiration.

Without a doubt there have been some pretty memorable films, memorable characters and even more memorable costumes that come with them. Here is a rundown of the top 10 fictional characters that have sparked a costume rampage on the world…   Wednesday Addams – The Addams Family: With her ghostly pale skin and monochromatic style, […]

 Adam Wood

Top 5 Horror Films to watch this Halloween

Top 5 Horror Films to watch this Halloween

It’s that time of year where we are allowed to look stupid and dress in whatever costume we like. This was the perfect opportunity to list the top 5 favourite horror films, so instead of going out getting sweats (because that’s something you’re not allowed to do after a certain age) or going out to a party, why not get a bowl of popcorn and sit in front of your TV and scare yourself silly.

So go get yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit to dunk and once you’ve read this why not pick your favourite scary film and scare yourself silly. 5. The Cabin in The Woods This is a 2012 American horror comedy, in which five teenagers who visit a remote cabin in the woods. This […]

 Jordan Davidson

Top 5 International Horror Films

Top 5 International Horror Films

One of the original masters of the horror genre, H.P. Lovecraft, once said:“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear”.

This emotion frequently transcends the barriers of language and culture, showing us that no matter where we hail from, we all love a good scare. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of our absolute favourite horror movies from across the world for you to enjoy… Let the Right One In: Swedish When done right, vampires […]

 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 […]