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Award winning Chase Park Festival returns this August

Award winning Chase Park Festival returns this August

Chase Park Festival, held in Gateshead, returns this year with a bigger and better line up. Iris rock outfit Ash have been confirmed to headline the fifth annual all-inclusive family festival this August. The open air festival will feature two stages of live music on Saturday August 8. The festival is set to bring thousands of […]

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Interview: Plecdrum.Inc “That’s what we want everyone to know, we don’t hold back”

Interview: Plecdrum.Inc “That’s what we want everyone to know, we don’t hold back”

Mark Tyers interviews one of the North East’s most original, up-and-coming acts ahead of their May 29 headline gig at Independent, Sunderland– Plecdrum.Inc are an unsigned 5-piece band which stand-out thanks to an ambitious coupling of searingly-honest song-writing with a visceral blend of hip-hop, rock, dub-step and drum-n-bass. It’s midday and muted sunshine is beaming into […]

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The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Snipper among nominations for the 87th Oscars

The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Snipper among nominations for the 87th Oscars

The nominees for the 87th Oscar Award Ceremony were released today (January 15). Presented by Chris Pine, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, the films that received the most nominations were: The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was nominated for 9 Oscars including Best Picture, Directing and Costume Design. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of […]

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The Castells return with new music and February gig at Newcastle's Think Tank

The Castells return with new music and February gig at Newcastle's Think Tank

North East band The Castells are back and will perform their comeback gig at Newcastle’s Think Tank, where they will support Hazels. After taking some time out, the upbeat indie sound of The Castells is back. In an announcement posted on the bands Facebook page in the early hours of this morning (January 7), the band […]

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Photographer and naturalist Bob Wilkin comes to Great North Museum: Hancock

Photographer and naturalist Bob Wilkin comes to Great North Museum: Hancock

North East photographer and naturalist Bob Wilkin will be holding an illustrated talk at the Great North Museum: Hancock. The in depth talk will be about Bob’s search for jaguars in the Brazillian Pantal. The talk comes a few years after the photographers talk about his successful quest for the snow leopard in the Himalayas. […]

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Body Worlds Vital leaves Life Science Centre this week

Body Worlds Vital leaves Life Science Centre this week

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b7cGA032mQ] Body Worlds Vital has just three days left at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre. The exhibition, which goes inside the human body will leave the Life Science Centre on January 4. Body Worlds Vital is a journey through the human body, it celebrates the art and beauty of humans. The exhibit has been seen […]

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Films to watch on Christmas night

Films to watch on Christmas night

Now you’ve stuffed your face with turkey and crammed some mince pies in you’re probably wondering what to do. What better way to finish Christmas than with a film? Festive related or not, it’s a good way of sitting horizontally and digesting that last sprout. The Snowman: The 1978 Raymond Briggs film is a classic. […]

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The King Bee Christmas Party comes to Newcastle's Hoochie Coochie

The King Bee Christmas Party comes to Newcastle's Hoochie Coochie

King Bee come to Newcastle’s Hoochie Coochie for The King Bee Christmas Party for one night only. On Tuesday December 23 the jazz funk band will take over Hoochie Coohie to play some of their classics and get audiences feeling festive. The seven-piece Newcastle based band started in 2011. The then eight-piece were formed by […]

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Sony Pictures cancels US Christmas release of The Interview

Sony Pictures cancels US Christmas release of The Interview

Sony Pictures has cancelled the Christmas release of The Interview. The film has become the centre of a hacking scandal and terrorist threat by a group which is calling itself Guardians of Peace. The group published an online message on Tuesday warning cinemagoers to stay away from screenings of The Interview. These threats led five […]

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The Suggestibles come to Northern Stage

The Suggestibles come to Northern Stage

A stage show which uses no scripts is back with a Christmas themed panto. The Suggestibles are a Newcastle based improv group made up of comedy actors. The group react to audience suggestions and create spontaneous scenes, skits, stories, sketches and songs. The nature of the improv means every show is different. The actors simply use […]

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