Sophie Dishman

Interview Follow Up: Holmeside Writers Group

Interview Follow Up: Holmeside Writers Group

The Holmeside Writers Group began in February 2014 and has gone from strength to strength. The first meeting brought in 11 people and from then the group has grown increasingly.  Sophie Dishman went along to the Second Draft meeting to interview members on Wednesday October 21. The group meet twice a month and have many different creative […]

 Poppy Johnson

Solo Arts @ Holmeside Coffee and Independent until February 27

Solo Arts @ Holmeside Coffee and Independent until February 27

Each month Holmeside Coffee and Independent host a weeklong exhibition to showcase some of the North East’s artists. February’s offering is a photography exhibit by Daniel Dale, titled REVERIE – Part Two. The series of 24 still life images are scattered around the industrialised setting of Independent’s room two. The slightly disjointed layout makes viewing […]

 Northern Lights

Five Sunderland first date ideas that'll cost you less than a tenner

Five Sunderland first date ideas that'll cost you less than a tenner

Words: Hannah Mayer, Sophie Clark and Roseanne Bradley. At this time of year, money is always a worry with Christmas and other festive activities, but with dates for under £10 it makes it easy to spend quality time with your admirer. Dating is supposed to be enjoyable, fun and exciting and is supposed to take place […]

 Emily Park

Holmeside Coffee and Independent present SOLO

Holmeside Coffee and Independent present SOLO

This month, Sunderland will see the introduction of an exciting new exhibition space for up and coming artists to display their work. From Friday September 29 Holmeside Coffee and Independent will play host to SOLO. Held in the upstairs of nightclub Independent, SOLO is a monthly rotation of art from a range of North East […]

 Jordan Mann

Holmeside Coffee's popular book club meet tomorrow

Holmeside Coffee's popular book club meet tomorrow

Holmeside Coffee continues their successful club nights, including their book club, who meet night at 6pm. Those behind the independent coffee shop have been impressed by the response to these gatherings, which have often seen the venue at full capacity, drawing enthusiastic crowds looking to engage with the arts in a relaxed and welcoming environment. […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Awards 2014: THE WINNERS

Northern Lights Awards 2014: THE WINNERS

Well today is the day. The big one. The one we’ve all been waiting for. Prepare your very best drumrolls, because today we announce the winners of the inaugural Northern Lights Awards! Since we announced the award categories and nominations over two weeks ago we have been simply blown away by the levels of support […]

 Josh Hollis

Holmeside Coffee Celebrates Club Success

Holmeside Coffee Celebrates Club Success

Holmeside Coffee is celebrating the on-going success of its film, book and writing clubs, cementing its place as a creative hub in Sunderland. Those behind the independent coffee shop have been impressed by the response to these gatherings, which have often seen the venue at full capacity, drawing enthusiastic crowds looking to engage with the […]

 Josh Hollis

Holmeside Coffee Celebrate Launch Of Lamplight Film Club

Holmeside Coffee Celebrate Launch Of Lamplight Film Club

Holmeside Coffee, founded by Sunderland band Lilliput, are celebrating the launch of a new film club that’ll be hosted in the unusual surroundings of the independent coffee shop. The Lamplight film club, which launched on January 29th with a screening of Richard Ayoade’s Submarine, is a non-profit, volunteer-run enterprise aiming to screen quality films and […]