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 […]

 

9 ways to enjoy being single on Valentine’s Day in the North East

9 ways to enjoy being single on Valentine’s Day in the North East

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day to be celebrated by couples in love. If you’re single, go out and experience the fun part too, and use it as a day of self-reflection, a day to love yourself, go out with a friend or have fun by flirting with the dating game. Here are nine ways […]

 Mark Tyers

Durham’s Lord of the Mic

Durham’s Lord of the Mic

Mark Tyers talks to ABSORB – the only North East artist that made it onto the MOBO Awards 2015 ‘One’s to watch’ list. Up-and-coming grime, dub-step and Drum-n-bass rapper Ben Traviss aka ABSORB has had his tracks played on Radio 1Xtra and many other radio stations over the last few years.  He’s also brought his […]

 

Durham Lumiere: Make this a light to remember

The UK’s largest light festival returns for sixth year running.

  Durham Lumiere light festival commissioned by Durham County Council, returns on November 12 for the sixth year running in the city centre for an exclusive four nights. The Lumiere is a ticketing event and will be in place between the busy hours of 4:30pm – 7:30pm to access the city centre. This is to […]

 Melanie Hall

Ska and Mod Fest @ Riverside Live 2015

Ska and Mod Fest @ Riverside Live 2015

As many look to the release of the major festival line-ups for this summer, there’s a new festival launching right here in the North East. A Ska and Mod Festival featuring Bruce Foxton from The Jam plus The Selecter, Secret Affair and The Lambrettas, along with more bands to be confirmed, on bank holiday Sunday, May 24, […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

"The long break has done us good" – The Castells release new tracks

"The long break has done us good" – The Castells release new tracks

After not releasing any new material for two years, The Castells are back with two new tracks for 2015. The new tracks, Shake The Reins and Caught Up On The Tracks, were recorded by Ousburne Valley’s Blank Studios. On January 6 The Castells declared that they were back, as they supported Hazels at THINK TANK? […]

 Angus Saul

Durham Film Festival returns

Durham Film Festival returns

The Durham Film Festival returns between February 20-21 for a fourth year, to exhibit some of the best student and professional films from around the country. Run by the Durham Student Film Society, the festival is not simply screenings and awards.  The second day is filled with workshops from industry professionals on screenwriting, camera work […]

 Sarah Bailey

Durham Cathedral Ranks In Top 5 Must-See British Landmarks

Durham Cathedral Ranks In Top 5 Must-See British Landmarks

The North East’s very own Durham Cathedral has been named as one of Britain’s must-see landmarks by Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards 2014. Ranking at a respectable number 5 on the list of attractions, the cathedral’s stunning Norman architecture and continued popularity has seen it sneak in alongside an (unsurprisingly) London-focussed list of landmarks. It’s […]

 Sarah Bailey

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Best Event

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Best Event

Everyone loves an event – what ever your cultural stylings may be, events are those places to see some old favourites and broaden your horizons. And the North East has been full to bursting with all sorts of arty-cultural type events for you to get your mitts on. From music to drama, art to food […]

 Ashleigh Walker

Birdsong – Hollyoaks And Blue Peter Stars Bring Sebastian Faulks' Tale To Durham's Gala Theatre

Birdsong – Hollyoaks And Blue Peter Stars Bring Sebastian Faulks' Tale To Durham's Gala Theatre

  If Birdsong is on your list of must-see performances – and if it’s not get it added – then this year is definitely the time to see it. Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1, Birdsong will land at Durham’s Gala Theatre this March. Following on from last year’s national tour, […]