Interviews

 Ewan Gleadow

Student Survival Podcast Interview – “We wanted to be the voice of the students”

Student Survival Podcast Interview – “We wanted to be the voice of the students”

Whilst cinemas remain closed, venues shut their doors for an alarming final time, and artists up and down the country struggle to find aid or support, a few Sunderland University students have pooled their resources together to make the Student Survival Podcast. I had the chance to ask one-fourth of the Student Survival team, Lucy […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Daniel Knox Interview – “I think artists and listeners are figuring it out”

Daniel Knox Interview – “I think artists and listeners are figuring it out”

Getting the chance to interview any musician is an enjoyable enough task, but to interview a musician whose hard work and dedication to his craft has paid off in beautifully fulfilled albums, is all the better. Daniel Knox, a singer who has now been releasing consistently great music for over a decade, has found his niche of […]

 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 […]

 Ewan Gleadow

North East comedian Cal Halbert opens up about mental health issues in comedy

North East comedian Cal Halbert opens up about mental health issues in comedy

North East based comedian Cal Halbert has opened up about the mental health issues facing his profession.  Halbert himself has struggled with anxiety and mental health throughout his career, as many professionals within the industry do.   Halbert stated: “You feel strong emotions whether a gig goes well or not and that cliff fall once you come off […]

 Amie

Michael Rice: Interview

Michael Rice: Interview

  If the gigantic smile that’s tattooed to his face isn’t a big enough hint that the news of winning £50,000 is overwhelming, then the fidgeting and sweaty palms do. From small-time busker to winner of BBC One’s All Together Now, Michael Rice talks about his rise to stardom. I didn’t even get a chance […]

 Mariam Khattab

Interview: The team of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes

Interview: The team of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes

Having watched the play, we were lucky enough to grab a few words with the writer and stars of The Terminal Velocity Of Snowflakes. We started by talking to Nina Berry, the writer of the play. NL: Would you tell us a little bit about yourself? NB: I am Nina, I am 24 and I […]

 Angel Freer

Review and interview: Seán McGowan wows at the Wylam Brewery and why supporting Billy Bragg is a dream come true

Review and interview: Seán McGowan wows at the Wylam Brewery and why supporting Billy Bragg is a dream come true

Seán McGowan supports his inspiration Billy Bragg on tour. On Thursday November 16, 2017 I had the pleasure of seeing Seán McGowan live at the Wylam Brewery in Newcastle. This was my very first gig and I really enjoyed the whole experience. The set for the gig was basic, but the soft blue and red lights along […]

 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 […]

 Georgia Addison

WATCH: Interview with emerging South Shields band Columbia

WATCH: Interview with emerging South Shields band Columbia

We spoke to one of the newest, up and coming local bands in the North East- Columbia. Four boys who came together from South Tyneside to form an indie rock band; John, Dan, Ryan and Jamie. They came from rehearsing at a local community centre to playing indie venues such as Riverside in Newcastle.   […]

 Mary Beange

Hit The North 2017: The music festival that took Newcastle by storm

Hit The North, Newcastle’s first ever inner-city music festival was praised as being a major success over bank-holiday weekend, as it saw more than 80 exciting bands play across 15 venues in the city. The multi-venue event saw hundreds of people travelling to the city to get a glimpse of some of the hottest acts […]

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