Ed Quinn

Top 10 Games of 2015

Top 10 Games of 2015

It’s coming up to Christmas now, so undoubtedly a lot of game buying is about to happen (for those who didn’t utilize Black Friday sales properly), and soon after that, a New Year will begin, which will herald a new host of video games to play! 2015 has been an eventful year for videogames, seeing […]

 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

Northern Lights Awards 2014: cast your votes now!

Northern Lights Awards 2014: cast your votes now!

With a turnout level higher than most general elections, and plenty of buzz on the Twittersphere (which, I believe, is what the kids call it), we’ve been quite frankly amazed at the response to our first ever Northern Lights Awards nominations. And now we’re asking for one final push, as voting for the awards closes […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – biggest coup for the North East

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – biggest coup for the North East

It’s one of our pet peeves here at Northern Lights when ‘UK tours’ decide that Manchester is as far north as the country goes, and in the past it’s often been incredibly infuriating for the North East to have to watch from the sidelines as other regions are treated to the best shows. But no […]

 Sarah Bailey

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – North East success story of the year

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – North East success story of the year

Long has it been known that the marvellous North East has been the producer of some equally marvellous talent, but somehow, in 2014, the stellar careers of some of our favourite local exports have reached even starrier heights. And folks, this isn’t just about Cheryl Cole (or should that be Tweedy?), our specially selected success […]

 Sarah Bailey

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Community Award

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Community Award

At Northern Lights we’ve a particular fondness for folks who go the extra mile. Whilst all things arty and cultural are right up our street, we love the people who manage to combine their passions with doing some good and lending a hand in the community. From clubs to discounts, and from co-ops to youth […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Stand Out Show

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Stand Out Show

In the past 12 months we in the North East have been treated to an amazing array of shows, gigs and performances across the region. But some shows simply set themselves apart from the rest, and leave an impression long after your ears have stopped ringing, your mind has stopped boggling, and your jaw has […]

 Sarah Bailey

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Best Event

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Best Event

Everyone loves an event – what ever your cultural stylings may be, events are those places to see some old favourites and broaden your horizons. And the North East has been full to bursting with all sorts of arty-cultural type events for you to get your mitts on. From music to drama, art to food […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Venue of the Year

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – Venue of the Year

Despite what some people who have never lived north of Watford would have you believe, the North East is fit to burst with fantastic cultural goings-on, talent and events, and is also chock full of fantastic venues ran by amazing people that make up a crucial part of the region’s cultural fabric. And with this […]