Stacey McMaster

Review : Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Review : Goldilocks and the Three Bears

When I first heard the title, I immediately thought Goldilocks and the Three Bears would simply be a re-make of the classic children’s story. However, the cast at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle has taken a classic and turned it into something I never would have thought possible: introducing circus to a pantomime. Now I […]

 Stacey McMaster

Our top five spooktacular films to watch this Halloween!

Our top five spooktacular films to watch this Halloween!

Halloween is fast approaching! For some, this will mean being dragged around trick-or-treating on a damp, dark, autumn night. For others, it will be a chance to cosy up to a classic seasonal film. For those lucky enough to score themselves a movie night, here are our top five Halloween picks this year. Halloween (2018): It […]

 Stacey McMaster

Fans: Yes we are!

Next week an exciting show hits the Live Theatre in Newcastle and at Northern Lights we can’t wait for the opening night. If you have any interest in music or theatre, this is a must-see, unique show with something for everyone. Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke, it features songs from Green Day to Beyonce, as well […]

 Stacey McMaster

Review: The Death of Stalin

Review: The Death of Stalin

The title of this film does not immediately suggest that it is going to be a comedy. When I first looked at this I thought it was going to be a historical drama rather like The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). My knowledge of Russian history and politics is sketchy to say the least – especially […]

 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 […]

 Stacey McMaster

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Gut Girls is a recent play I went to watch at Washington’s Arts Centre. Written by Sarah Daniels, she is a renowned feminist writer who has already acquired great acclaim in her field. However, while many view this as a feminist play I felt that it was far more akin to a socialist piece at […]

 Stacey McMaster

World Book Day – Northern Lights’ Favourite Books

World Book Day – Northern Lights’ Favourite Books

At Northern Light’s we are celebrating World Book Day because it’s the foundation upon what we rest: reading. It’s something which we have all become used to at schools and bookshops around the country. This isn’t just celebrated in Britain but is celebrated all around the world. However, what you might not know is that […]

 Stacey McMaster

Top Eight Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Top Eight Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Struggling with last minute valentine’s day gifts? Northern Lights has put together a wish list to give you some ideas. Chocolate. It’s a bit overdone but still a classic. This year however, why not get them something that reflects their personality. You can get anything relatively cheaply in a catered shape, for example if they’re a […]

 Stacey McMaster

Top Tracks to listen to this Valentine’s Day

Top Tracks to listen to this Valentine’s Day

We all know that music is the food of love ,however it is a fine line between good and cheesy. Therefore, here at Northern Lights we have come up with some good music that you can actually listen to without cringing too much. 1.Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo – ‘Secret Love Song’: Our first on […]