Culture & Wellbeing

 Ewan Gleadow

Book Review: Alistair Campbell – Living Better

Book Review: Alistair Campbell – Living Better

Our wellbeing and emotional happiness should take precedent over work and superficial titbits of life. It’s easy to say such a thing, but near impossible to act on. Former spin doctor Alastair Campbell reveals his battle with depression, and how he’s living better in his latest book of the same name. At a time where […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Ava

Movie Review: Ava

WHILST the slate of releases for this year wanes ever thinner, it’s nice to see that cheap, sloppy action films are thriving in this time of global uncertainty. Where would we be without the likes of Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal and Nicolas Cage clogging up my schedule with their latest offering of weak, ill-filtered, bland […]

 Holly Allton

Book Review: Naturally Tan by Tan France

Book Review: Naturally Tan by Tan France

I first discovered Tan France when watching Next in Fashion on Netflix earlier this year. I decided to go and binge-watch Queer Eye after that, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I thought it was only right that my next step was to read Tan’s memoir ‘Naturally Tan’ which was published in 2019. Firstly, learning of […]

 Tabitha Peverley

20 Years of Sunday for Sammy

20 Years of Sunday for Sammy

It’s that time again. Every two years the great and the good of North East talent gather to put on a show, all in aid of raising money for the Sammy Johnson Fund. The money raised will be used to give grants to the next generation of Geordie talent in the memory of North East […]

 Northern Lights

Opinion: Is the lack of female Brit nominees a concern?

Opinion:  Is the lack of female Brit nominees a concern?

By Sophie Spain The 2020 Brit Awards have caused some controversy due to the lack of female nominees in the mixed gender categories. Across the four major categories (best group, song of the year, album of the year and best new artist), only three female artists were nominated: Miley Cyrus, Normani and Mabel. This has […]

 Northern Lights

WHATS ON: The National Glass Centre

WHATS ON: The National Glass Centre

We spoke to Laura Reed, the Marketing and Communications coordinator at The National Glass Centre. The Glass Centre are currently running events every day during the February half term and there will be more programmes and events for both adults and children held throughout the year during half term holidays. Each of the workshops are […]

 Alice Wilson

Analysis: Gendered Instruments

Analysis: Gendered Instruments

Well it wasn’t quite John Lewis. But when I saw the new Argos Christmas TV ad, I did see something I wasn’t expecting… Concerned looking father poring over an Argos catalogue? Check. Usual high energy consumerist drivel from a high street retailer? Check. So far so capitalist. But what was that? Or rather, who is […]

 Sorina Mihaila

Romania isn’t on TripAdvisor’s top winter recommendations…but it should be!

Romania isn’t on TripAdvisor’s top winter recommendations…but it should be!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And you’re probably dreaming of the perfect holiday with your loved ones. Experiencing a snowy Christmas in a cozy chalet, skiing and exploring a Christmas market may be pretty expensive, especially if you choose a country such as Switzerland or Italy. However, you can have a magical […]

 Charlotte Lightfoot

‘Fee Fi Fo Fun’ Panto Review: Jack and the Beanstalk

‘Fee Fi Fo Fun’ Panto Review: Jack and the Beanstalk

Halloween is long gone, but Christmas is upon us, which means the festivities can finally begin and we can enjoy the run up to the best time of the year (ignore the scrooges amongst us!). And with Christmas comes panto season! Blue Genie Entertainment is back in the Playhouse, Whitley Bay for their eleventh pantomime […]

 Sorina Mihaila

Halloween customs: Everything you need to know!

Halloween customs: Everything you need to know!

As a student studying abroad in the UK, Halloween is a completely foreign holiday for someone like me who comes from a different cultural environment where October 31st is just another day in the calendar. I heard about Halloween for the first time when my English teacher back home suggested we decorate our classrooms for […]

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