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Author: Lyndsey Skinner

Tish Murtha 6 Youth Unemployment

Youth unemployment in the 80s: remembering Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on Youth unemployment in the 80s: remembering Tyneside photographer Tish Murtha

Amid the clouds of smoke, dust and ash of the photograph are two partially obscured figures.

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Wildflower Interior, Newcastle

Review: Wildflower, Newcastle

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Wildflower, Newcastle

Newcastle’s vegan and veggie community has been spoilt for choice over the past couple of years. For the discerning herbivore, the options just keep multiplying.

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Great North Run

“I was determined not to wee in a bush”: Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner tackles the Great North Run

September 23, 2016 Comments Off on “I was determined not to wee in a bush”: Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner tackles the Great North Run

“To be honest, I’m knackered.”

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Tall ships by Imogen Kate

Tall Ships Regatta, Blyth 2016: Northern Soul finds its sea legs

September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Tall Ships Regatta, Blyth 2016: Northern Soul finds its sea legs

I’m the first to admit that I know very little about ships.

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Think Physics Interactive Light Wall

Preview: Ground Control to Major Tim, The Late Shows, Newcastle

May 13, 2016 Comments Off on Preview: Ground Control to Major Tim, The Late Shows, Newcastle

So far, 2016 has been a year of events with earth-shattering proportions, the kind of things that send you scurrying from your breakfast cereal and Louise Minchin’s solemn face in the BBC studios to the colossal global natter of the World Wide Web.

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Murder on the Nile

Review: Murder on the Nile, People’s Theatre, Newcastle

January 22, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Murder on the Nile, People’s Theatre, Newcastle

Crimes of passion. Glamour. Menace. Intrigue. Slim cigarettes, cocktails and pussy bow blouses. Exotic-sounding European names, dubious French accents, Lords, Ladies and business tycoons.

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Cat cafe

Review: Mog on the Tyne, Newcastle

December 3, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Mog on the Tyne, Newcastle

As the 21st century gets into its stride, it seems that cafés serving merely coffee and cake no longer cut the mustard.

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Jesmond Dene

The Splendour of Jesmond Dene

December 2, 2015 Comments Off on The Splendour of Jesmond Dene

When the sunlight is thrown in a certain way through horse chestnut tree leaves, I am reminded of all the times that I’ve been an aspiring cyclist.

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Jane Smiley

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley talks to Northern Soul

October 24, 2015 Comments Off on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley talks to Northern Soul

The telephone purrs ominously in my hand. I swirl the last dregs of lukewarm coffee at the bottom of the cup while sitting cross-legged on my desk chair, and stare at the pile of press releases and hand-written notes in scratchy blue biro on my desk.

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An obsessive Morrissey fan attempts List of the Lost

September 26, 2015 Comments Off on An obsessive Morrissey fan attempts List of the Lost

‘Of course the same thing happened to Keats, you know.’

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