Art

 Pamela Bilalova

All hail Beyoncé: How Queen Bey’s show at the Stadium of Light unfolded

If you weren't among the lucky ones who got their hands on tickets for the concert, you need to read this

“If y’all came to slay tonight, say ‘I slay’! If you slay today or every day, say “I slay”! If the rain’s not gonna stop you from having a good time, say ‘I slay’! If you’re proud of who you are and where you come from, say ‘I slay’!” – Beyoncé chose these words to […]

 Pamela Bilalova

Beyonce drops surprise new album Lemonade

Beyonce released her sixth studio album, Lemonade, during one-hour special on HBO on Saturday night (Apr 23). It contains 12 new songs and it is the star’s second so-called “visual album”. Collaborators include The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Jack White, and the track Don’t Hurt Yourself was co-written by members of Led Zeppelin. Beyonce also wrote two […]

 Sophie Dishman

Top 5 galleries in North East to take him or her to on Valentine’s

Top 5 galleries in North East to take him or her to on Valentine’s

This Valentine’s Day, why not go along to a gallery? We have made a list of top 5 galleries in the North East to take your Valentine to on Valentine’s Day. Laing Art Gallery – Newcastle Where: New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG – www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing-art-gallery.html. Situated on Newgate Street, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, lies […]

 

Review: Leonardo Da Vinci 10 Drawings at Laing Art Gallery

Review: Leonardo Da Vinci 10 Drawings at Laing Art Gallery

From tomorrow an exhibition of ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci will be on display at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. The exhibition, Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection, will be on display at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle from tomorrow until April 24. The collection aims to portray the […]

 

Sunderland café closes after only few months in business

Sunderland café closes after only few months in business

Flavours and Fables in Sunderland has closed its doors after only being open for a few months. The social enterprise café based on St Thomas Street did have a crowd funding project running to help them with providing for the community, but they had to remove it. Susan Ross, the manager of the café, said: “Unfortunately, […]

 Amy Thompson

Newcastle Laing Art Gallery is first venue in UK to host Da Vinci collection

Newcastle Laing Art Gallery is first venue in UK to host Da Vinci collection

Newcastle Laing Art Gallery is the first venue in the UK to host an exhibition of ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in the Royal Collection, which will travel from Windsor Castle to Tyneside for a new exhibition. The ten drawings have been selected to show the scope of the artist’s interests, from painting and […]

 Sophie Dishman

Sunderland school children create quilt for Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunderland school children create quilt for Holocaust Memorial Day

School children in Sunderland have created a quilt to help raise awareness of Holocaust Memorial Day on next week. Pupils from Grangetown Primary have created the patchwork quilt, designing individual squares based on the memories and experiences of Jewish children who fled to Britain to escape Nazi persecution before the Second World War. The children were asked to think […]

 Sophie Dishman

Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year

Sunderland to celebrate Chinese New Year

The city of Sunderland will be hosting its first ever Chinese New Year celebrations to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.  A full programme of events including an appearance by dragons and traditional lion dancing will take place at Keel Square on Sunday, Feb 7, with the hope that hundreds of families will turn up and enjoy […]

 Sophie Dishman

Top 10 Books of 2015

Top 10 Books of 2015

Books have been popular this year despite the rise of the Kindle and other technology-driven ways to read books. Here the top 10 books of 2015 from the team at Northern Lights!  1. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. This may be one of the most successful books of the year. It’s a captivating […]

 Sophie Dishman

Preview: Sunderland Then And Now display

Preview: Sunderland Then And Now display

Sunderland: Then And Now display begins at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens on Saturday, December 19.  The exhibition is a display of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints from the city’s collection illustrating how the city has developed over the centuries. It shows views across Sunderland from the 1700s until the present day. Displays include […]