Gemma Hirst

Review: COAL at Dance City

Whenever I go to see a performance that is based on the history of mining, I am always sceptical of what else you can do to a story that is so poignant with the North East. With performances such as Pitmen Painters and Billy Elliot, I wonder what other stories can be told through a […]

 Gemma Hirst

Review: Launch Day @ Dance City

Never have I been proud to say where I come from till tonight (March 5), as Dance City celebrates the North East’s industrial history via the dance performance of Launch Day. A performance choreographed by Kristin Kelly-Abbott, the contemporary dance piece is based on Alexander Millar’s artwork of the Gadgies that focuses on the lives of the region’s […]

 Gemma Hirst

Review: Sam Dickinson @ Alphabetti Theatre

Review: Sam Dickinson @ Alphabetti Theatre

Never have I seen an artist make a come back like Sam Dickinson has tonight (March 4). He has been away from the North East music scene for a while now but at the Alphabetti Theatre (think underground fringe theatre) in Newcastle, Sam certainly had a lot to shout about. Having seen his live performances […]