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 Paul Farrell

Legendary actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61

Legendary actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61

To quote one of his more famous lines: “It’s game over man, game over!” as fans mourn the loss of the legendary Bill Paxton. Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1955, William “Bill” Paxton started out working in the art department and playing minor roles in movies, such as the first Terminator and Commando, but […]

 Paul Farrell

Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening rumoured to be working on new Netflix series

Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening rumoured to be working on new Netflix series

Legendary animation Director Matt Groening is reportedly in talks with Netflix for a new animated comedy series Everyone knows how big The Simpsons and Futurama are, but now, series creator Matt Groening could be set to create a new animated comedy series, that will air on Netflix Details about this new series are so secret, that they’re […]

 Northern Lights

Russell Brand set to play Sunderland Empire on new RE:BIRTH tour

Russell Brand set to play Sunderland Empire on new RE:BIRTH tour

Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand has announced a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland, RE:BIRTH, which will play at the Sunderland Empire Theatre on October 14, 2018. In RE:BIRTH, Russell Brand wrestles with questions such as ‘what is real? Who are we? And where did this […]

 Josh Stothard

First Thoughts On: Crash Bandicoot Remastered

First Thoughts On: Crash Bandicoot Remastered

He’s back! The original PlayStation mascot, Crash Bandicoot, is spinning his way into next gen with the reveal of the N Sane trilogy. This remaster will include Crash 1,2 and Warped, each one being given a shiny make over to give the classic games the look and feel of their modern day counterparts. Developers Vicarious […]

 Jordan Davidson

Screen Demons to host a cult film festival this December

Screen Demons to host a cult film festival this December

Kick off your festive celebrations with a somewhat unconventional film festival and party over at the Tyneside Cinema on December 9. The event, which is a collaboration between Screen Demons and Arrow Video, will feature screenings of the cult Christmas classic ‘Christmas Evil’. Also known as ‘You’d Better Watch Out’ and ‘Terror In Toyland’, this […]

 Jordan Davidson

Tyneside Cinema snatches up North East Equality Award for dementia friendly programme

Tyneside Cinema snatches up North East Equality Award for dementia friendly programme

The Tyneside Cinema has won the North East Equality Award for its innovative programme designed to deliver a dementia friendly cinema going experience. The Newcastle based independent cinema screens monthly musicals featuring its trademark friendly atmosphere and a number of specially trained staff also known as ‘Dementia Friends’. Audience Outreach Officer, Chris Anderson, explained that their […]

 KatieBaggott

Spellbinding Sleeping Beauty comes to Sunderland Empire

Spellbinding Sleeping Beauty comes to Sunderland Empire

A panto packed full of comedic jokes, colourful costumes, sensational song and dance and bags of audience participation – Sleeping Beauty is bound to keep you in the festive spirit this Christmas!  UK Productions, the producers behind Cinderella, Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin return to the Sunderland Empire this festive […]

 Jordan Davidson

Our Culture Walk Through Newcastle-Gateshead for the Great Exhibition of the North

Our Culture Walk Through Newcastle-Gateshead for the Great Exhibition of the North

Newcastle and Gateshead have been selected to host the ‘Great Exhibition of the North’ in 2018, winning the bid over three other shortlisted bidders. The exhibition will be held over 77 days, showcasing art, design and innovation from the North of England. With this in mind we have come up with our own culture walk […]

 Emily Fox

The Ministry of Sound comes to Sunderland

The Ministry of Sound comes to Sunderland

The Ministry of Sound is set to play an event in Sunderland on Saturday October 15. 

The Ministry of Sound, synonymous with clubbing culture for over 20 years, will be holding a Society Fresher’s Rave at The Point, Holmeside, Sunderland, beginning at 10pm. Harrison Chirnside, Vice President of Community and Events at the University of Sunderland Students Union, said: “To have the Ministry of Sound join us in Sunderland is a […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

King Con Moves To Sunderland

King Con Moves To Sunderland

King Con comic convention returns to the North East on October 23, in an all new location, the Stadium of Light. Originally started in Durham in 2014 by Dark Matter Cafe, King Con follows in the footsteps of SunnyCon, another North East convention, in moving to a new city to expand. The convention is set to […]