Emily Park

Jamal Edwards shows support for NE1's Newcastle Music Week

Jamal Edwards shows support for NE1's Newcastle Music Week

Jamal Edwards has made millions from recognising brilliance. The 24-year-old’s views are welcomed at Number 10 and he was involved in launching Ed Sheeran’s career, so there’s no doubt that he knows a good thing when he sees it. And, on Saturday October 25, he travelled to the North East to show his support for […]

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REVIEW: balletLORENT Presents The Night Ball @ North Shore

REVIEW: balletLORENT Presents The Night Ball @ North Shore

On October 17, the dance floor of Sunderland’s North Shore filled with couples waltzing, swaying women, and the odd person unashamedly giving the dance performance of their life. BalletLORENT had triumphantly rid audience members of their inhibitions and had them up and dancing among a scattering of professionals. The dance company’s production, The Night Ball, […]

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REVIEW: Good Timin' @ Live Theatre – Brilliantly told, brutally honest

REVIEW: Good Timin' @ Live Theatre – Brilliantly told, brutally honest

At the delicate age of just 14, Ian Mclaughlin learned that he’d been lied to all his life. Led to believe his father had died in a motorbiking accident, a fabricated idea of what he could be missing was all he had. But his father hadn’t been involved in an accident. In fact, he’d never […]

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Holmeside Coffee and Independent present SOLO

Holmeside Coffee and Independent present SOLO

This month, Sunderland will see the introduction of an exciting new exhibition space for up and coming artists to display their work. From Friday September 29 Holmeside Coffee and Independent will play host to SOLO. Held in the upstairs of nightclub Independent, SOLO is a monthly rotation of art from a range of North East […]

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Sunderland Stages – ACW Look To Put City On The Theatrical Map

Sunderland Stages – ACW Look To Put City On The Theatrical Map

The city of Sunderland isn’t exactly renowned for its theatre-based prowess. Glass blowing and live music, perhaps, but not spoken word or dance performances. That’s not to say they don’t exist, however. The venues exist and there are events happening within the city, but it’s difficult to ignore how little credit Sunderland gets when it […]

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I Left My Heart In Roker Park – one man's love affair with football comes to Washington Arts Centre

I Left My Heart In Roker Park – one man's love affair with football comes to Washington Arts Centre

Telling the story of one man’s life, loves and affection for Sunderland Football Club, I Left My Heart in Roker Park recalls the demolition of Roker Park in 1997. The one-man play, written by die-hard Sunderland fan Tom Kelly, sees Kevin Halliday, played by Paul Dunn, lay bare his affection for the stadium and his […]