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 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 […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

King Con makes a move to Sunderland after outgrowing its original Durham venue

King Con makes a move to Sunderland after outgrowing its original Durham venue

The North East has recently been experiencing a nerd culture renaissance.

While SunnyCon (an anime convention) may have helped to get the ball rolling in 2012, there is now a thriving subculture of nerdery across the Tyne and Wear region. From board game cafes to escape rooms, the current craze for superhero films and Pokémon has helped create business for Newcastle Film and Comic in March […]

 Jordan Davidson

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Casting News

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the upcoming two-part stage play, will continue the beloved tale of the Harry Potter world. Set 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, this new installment will follow the story of both Harry and his son, Albus Severus Potter, in addition to some other familiar […]

 Paul Farrell

Mr Ed and long-time Disney star Alan Young from North Shields dies aged 96

Long time comedy actor and the voice of Uncle Scrooge, Alan Young, passed away on May 19, 2016. Many people fondly remember DuckTales for being an amazing cartoon and yet another gold mine for Disney. However, sadly the voice of one of Disney’s most beloved characters, died 6 days ago. Alan Young was a UK-born […]

 Michael Cross

Alice In Wonderland exhibition to open at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery

Alice In Wonderland exhibition to open at Newcastle’s Laing Gallery

The Laing Gallery to open an exhibition dedicated to Lewis Carroll's novel

Prepare to go down the rabbit hole once more with The Laing Gallery in Newcastle from May 14 – October 2. Celebrating the 150th year of the children’s novel, Alice In Wonderland, the Laing Gallery has put together an exhibition so crammed it’d make the Mad Hatter’s tea party table look barren. Expect illustrations by […]

 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 […]

 Michael Oakes

Chase and Status added to Down To The Woods line-up

Chase and Status added to Down To The Woods line-up

Chase and Status, Catfish and The Bottlemen, and more are heading to the North East this summer to play Down To The Woods in County Durham.  Down To The Woods is only a new festival, but is already bursting onto the summer festival scene by securing more big British names to play in the third […]

 Mark Tyers

Sunderland duo writes award-winning song on the refugee crisis

Sunderland duo win International Songwriters Challenge

Fresh off their victory in an international song-writing challenge, Mark Tyers caught up with Thorney Close rapper Adam Penman and Town End Farm based singer-songwriter Rob Burlinson to ask them how the refugee-crisis inspired Safe came to be and what they’ll do to celebrate. Mark Tyers: The Indi.com original song-writing challenge is always entered by […]

 Jonathan 'Kit' Shaw

SunnyCon 5 to return to the North East

SunnyCon 5 to return to the North East

The North East is once again going all-Japanese this year with the return of SunnyCon in June. After hosting last year’s SunnyCon at the Seaburn Centre in Sunderland, this year it is to be held at St James’ Park in Newcastle. Former chairman and ambassador Michael Tuckwell said: “We had come to a point where we […]

 Rachel Butler

Tickets on sale: Maximo Park to headline Newcastle Weekender

Tickets on sale: Maximo Park to headline Newcastle Weekender

North East indie pop favourites, Maximo Park, will be returning to their home turf in July as they have been confirmed as the headline act for the second day of the outdoor live music spectacular in Newcastle. The band, famous for their high-octane live shows, will be joined on stage for the expected sell-out all […]