Culture

 Sarah Sinclair

A look at Lady Kitt’s WORTH Exhibition the Praxis Gallery, Newcastle

A look at Lady Kitt’s WORTH Exhibition the Praxis Gallery, Newcastle

  What do Annie Lennox, Khadiya Saye and Newcastle Central MP, Chi Onwurah all have in common? Lennox is a musician, philanthropist and political activist. Saye was a talented photographer, who exhibited her series of photographs in the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2017.  Shortly afterwards, she died in the Grenfell Tower fire […]

 Sarah Sinclair

Interview: Cathy Newman brings Bloody Brilliant Women to Durham Book Festival

Interview: Cathy Newman brings Bloody Brilliant Women to Durham Book Festival

Cathy Newman is still getting used to being asked the questions, as opposed to putting them across. “I definitely find it easier asking the questions,” she laughed, backstage in her dressing room at the Gala Theatre, Durham. The Channel 4 News presenter has been getting used to being the topic of conversation.  The organisers at […]

 Richard Bellis

Dr Who: The woman who fell to Earth

Dr Who: The woman who fell to Earth

Dr Who series 11: The woman who fell to earth After a very mixed series 10, Doctor who seemed to have run out of steam. Its viewing figures were the lowest since the series rebooted in 2005 and many blamed the head writer, Steven Moffat, who had been in charge of the series since 2010. […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Review: Fans at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Review: Fans at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Four characters. Four stories. One passion. The story of Fans is one of four friends trying to form their own band so they can be the next big thing. Along the way we see creative differences over their sound, as well as what they should call themselves. All of this is glued together with their […]

 Northern Lights

Dr Who’s That Girl? A Preview with John Paul Green

Dr Who’s That Girl? A Preview with John Paul Green

John Paul Green, a Film, Media and Cultures lecturer at the University of Sunderland, discusses the latest incarnation of Doctor Who ahead of the upcoming series. And as the new series hits our screens on Sunday, 7 October, the thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, takes over the TARDIS helm. John Paul welcomes this first female incarnation […]

 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 […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Star Wars Characters

Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Star Wars Characters

As today (4 May) is Star Wars Day, here are the top 5 Star Wars characters, as chosen by our editor. General Leia Organa Otherwise known as Princess Leia, she is in many ways the matriarch of the whole Star Wars series. Portrayed by the late Carrie Fisher, Leia was the original strong female character […]

 Martin Simm

Freedom on the Tyne anniversary march for Martin Luther King anniversary is spectacular success

Freedom on the Tyne anniversary march for Martin Luther King anniversary is spectacular success

“Mr Chancellor, Mr Vice-Chancellor, Ladies and Gentlemen: I need not to pause to say how very delighted I am to be here today and to have the privilege of sharing with you in this significant experience. Words are certainly inadequate for me to express my deep and genuine appreciation to the University Of Newcastle for […]

 Grace Dunn

LIVE REVIEW: Zara Larsson at O2 Academy Newcastle

Swedish singer Zara Larsson kicked off her first UK tour this month, and brought it to Newcastle on Thursday October 19, performing to a sold out crowd at the O2 Academy. The night was kicked off by 18-year-old support act Taya, who sang her own original songs as well as covering hits of other artists […]

 Northern Lights

Interview: Tony Robinson comes to Gala Theatre, Durham

Interview: Tony Robinson comes to Gala Theatre, Durham

Northern Lights reporter’s Daniela Silva and Stacey McMaster interview the famous Blackadder actor Tony Robinson, at the Durham Book Festival 2017 which was held at Gala Theatre.   Q: Did you ever visit Durham before the book festival?  T: I think of it with affection just because so many of my friends went to University here, and their hearts wobble […]

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