Nostalgia

 Richard Bellis

A personal challenge to watch Friends before graduation

A personal challenge to watch Friends before graduation

In 21 years of my life, I had never watched an episode of Friends, I had heard about it, knew the theme and understood that it was supposed to be this massive part of 90s and early 00s American culture. So when I told people at uni that I had never seen an episode they […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Ghosts: new BBC comedy off to funnily bad start

Ghosts: new BBC comedy off to funnily bad start

As someone who was a massive fan of the CBBC series Horrible Histories, I was ecstatic to find out that the original cast members of it were coming together for a new comedy on BBC 1 called Ghosts. The basic premise of the show is that a modern couple inherits a haunted house from a […]

 Northern Lights

Game Website Review: CoolMathGames.com

Game Website Review: CoolMathGames.com

Written by Bradley Winters, work experience student Remember when games weren’t downloaded on your computer, or when the only games on there were minesweeper or solitaire? There were tons of flash games around to fill the void and that’s what CoolMathGames (CMG f0r short) is: a reminder of when people had free time in lessons and […]

 Richard Bellis

Pink Floyd: The Wall (40th anniversary retrospective)

Pink Floyd: The Wall (40th anniversary retrospective)

The Wall is the 11th studio album by the English Prog-rock band Pink Floyd.  The album, recorded in 1979, is a rock opera telling the story of a boy called Pink.  As of 2018 it has sold 24 million copies and is Pink Floyd’s second-best selling album (the first being 1973’s Dark Side of the Moon). […]

 Richard Bellis

Review: Alien (40th anniversary)

Review: Alien (40th anniversary)

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Alien, the original film in the sci-fi horror series, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Tom Skerritt. I had never seen Alien before so I was going in to the cinema with little idea of what to expect: obviously I knew some plot […]

 Dejan Eadevic

Review: The Bobby Thompson Story

Review: The Bobby Thompson Story

Most famous for his ‘little waster’ character, Bobby Thompson became a folk hero across the North East. With his ragged jumper and cigarette stub fixed firmly in the corner of his mouth, Bobby would entertain crowds up and down the region until his death in 1988. Showing at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle during the […]

 Stacey McMaster

Northern Lights Top 10 Christmas Movie Snacks

Northern Lights Top 10 Christmas Movie Snacks

Christmas is here again and we at Northern Lights know that means movies galore with family and friends. However, the time old question has been what on earth do we snack on? Clearly you want something that’s either sweet or savoury but not a full meal. Have no fear we have scoured our recipe books […]

 Paul Farrell

Sonic Lost world – Review

Sonic Lost world – Review

The Final stop on our mainstream tour of the Sonic series and the Blue Hedgehog’s most recent adventure. After generations, SEGA Released only one spin-off title, but now available for the Wii U and PC, Sonic Lost World. The Story picks up on an odd little world called Hex where Eggman has captured some more […]

 Paul Farrell

Review: Sonic Generations

Review: Sonic Generations

The penultimate stop on our journey through the sonic series, we have the 20th anniversary game; Sonic generations Released for Sonic’s 20th anniversary, Sonic Generations is a pretty good game, but how good well lets find out! The story begins with Sonic’s friends throwing him a surprise party for his birthday, however Sonic almost finds […]

 Paul Farrell

Sonic Colours Review

Sonic Colours Review

To celebrate that little splash of colour coming back into the world today, here we have Sonic’s most colourful adventure yet. So today is both world happiness day and the first day of spring, and I got to thinking, what makes us happy and i realised spring makes us happy because of so many beautiful […]