Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Awards 2014: THE WINNERS

Northern Lights Awards 2014: THE WINNERS

Well today is the day. The big one. The one we’ve all been waiting for. Prepare your very best drumrolls, because today we announce the winners of the inaugural Northern Lights Awards! Since we announced the award categories and nominations over two weeks ago we have been simply blown away by the levels of support […]

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Northern Lights Awards 2014: cast your votes now!

Northern Lights Awards 2014: cast your votes now!

With a turnout level higher than most general elections, and plenty of buzz on the Twittersphere (which, I believe, is what the kids call it), we’ve been quite frankly amazed at the response to our first ever Northern Lights Awards nominations. And now we’re asking for one final push, as voting for the awards closes […]

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Northern Lights Awards 2014 – biggest coup for the North East

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – biggest coup for the North East

It’s one of our pet peeves here at Northern Lights when ‘UK tours’ decide that Manchester is as far north as the country goes, and in the past it’s often been incredibly infuriating for the North East to have to watch from the sidelines as other regions are treated to the best shows. But no […]

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Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Stand Out Show

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Stand Out Show

In the past 12 months we in the North East have been treated to an amazing array of shows, gigs and performances across the region. But some shows simply set themselves apart from the rest, and leave an impression long after your ears have stopped ringing, your mind has stopped boggling, and your jaw has […]

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Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Venue of the Year

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Venue of the Year

Despite what some people who have never lived north of Watford would have you believe, the North East is fit to burst with fantastic cultural goings-on, talent and events, and is also chock full of fantastic venues ran by amazing people that make up a crucial part of the region’s cultural fabric. And with this […]

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Forget the Oscars! It's time for the first ever Northern Lights Awards

Forget the Oscars! It's time for the first ever Northern Lights Awards

You’ve seen the Oscars; you’ve heard about the Baftas; you’re pretty sure you saw a couple of vague tweets about that other awardsy thing that happened, and you’d certainly be forgiven for thinking you’ve had just about enough of rich famous people being given shiny things for being predictably good-looking and awesome. And that’s where […]

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Pet Shop Boys announce special Gateshead show

Pet Shop Boys announce special Gateshead show

The North East will witness a glorious electro-pop homecoming this September as the Pet Shop Boys return to the North East to play a special show at Sage Gateshead as part of their spectacular 2014 Electric Tour. The September 2 show will kick off a fantastic run of performances, concerts and announcements to celebrate the […]

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Jesterval 2014 – Five Shows Not To Be Missed

Jesterval 2014 – Five Shows Not To Be Missed

Next week sees the start of a veritable feast of comedy in Gateshead, as Jesterval, the North East’s biggest comedy festival, rolls into town. Spread over nine days (June 6 – 14) the Jesterval line-up boasts some stellar names in British comedy as well as a host of local talent. There’s also fun for the […]

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Holmeside Coffee Celebrates Club Success

Holmeside Coffee Celebrates Club Success

Holmeside Coffee is celebrating the on-going success of its film, book and writing clubs, cementing its place as a creative hub in Sunderland. Those behind the independent coffee shop have been impressed by the response to these gatherings, which have often seen the venue at full capacity, drawing enthusiastic crowds looking to engage with the […]

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Bridie Jackson & The Arbour Release New Single – We Talked Again

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour Release New Single – We Talked Again

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV6cfMhbJDE] Bridie Jackson and the Arbour, 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winners and one of the most exciting bands to come out of Tyneside (a bold claim in itself), have released their latest single. Taken from their highly anticipated second album New Skin, We Talked Again is both powerful and fragile. Melancholy melody meets heart-pulling lyrics as the track develops from a mournful solo cry, […]

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