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The Herb Garden

Review: The Herb Garden, Newcastle

September 12, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Herb Garden, Newcastle

“I’m going to The Herb Garden on Wednesday,” I said to a friend. “Oh,” she replied, “I’ve been past there a few times. It’s the one with the rollerskating horse in the doorway, isn’t it?”

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Newcastle by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside

August 1, 2015 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside

A selection of gorgeous images of Newcastle/Gateshead quayside by our North East photographer, Phil Pounder.

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Newcastle bridges by Phil Pounder

Last orders at Intermezzo…

July 24, 2015 1 Comment

On a cloudless June day in Newcastle, the news sounded like a church bell: unable to secure an extension of its lease, Intermezzo Coffee Bar is to close in April 2016.

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Newcastle Quayside Bridges

You know you’re an exiled Geordie when…

July 10, 2015 Comments Off on You know you’re an exiled Geordie when…

You know you’re an exiled Geordie when…or as Northern Soul’s Stephanie Alderson prefers to call it, Geordies on tour.

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Hay Fever at The People's Theatre

Review: Hay Fever at The People’s Theatre, Newcastle

June 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Hay Fever at The People’s Theatre, Newcastle

If, as Oscar Wilde once said, “a little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal”, then Noel Coward’s delightfully flippant Hay Fever stays well away from the danger zone.

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Painted Elephant

Painted Elephant: Newcastle’s first vegan restaurant

May 9, 2015 Comments Off on Painted Elephant: Newcastle’s first vegan restaurant

It was on a camping holiday with friends in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs that I encountered the worst meal I’ve ever had.

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The God of Carnage

Review: The God of Carnage, People’s Theatre, Newcastle

May 7, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The God of Carnage, People’s Theatre, Newcastle

Years of consuming art in its different forms – seeing plays, reading novels, listening to music and watching films – has left me with a profound fear of the institution of marriage.

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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene: a grand house, a hotel and a host of memories

April 27, 2015 Comments Off on Jesmond Dene: a grand house, a hotel and a host of memories

As a student in Newcastle in the early 1990s, one of my favourite things was meeting my Gran in Jesmond Dene.

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Manchester- black and white shot by Chris Payne

Eyeliner, black leather and post-punk: not your average book launch

March 29, 2015 Comments Off on Eyeliner, black leather and post-punk: not your average book launch

Picture a book launch: chances are you’re imagining a staid and stifled event in a windowless inner-city Waterstones on a wet Wednesday afternoon, with copies of books and glasses of steadily souring white wine laid out in evenly-spaced rows on folding trestle tables.

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Pease Pudding

Pease Pudding: a Northern delicacy

March 22, 2015 Comments Off on Pease Pudding: a Northern delicacy

Pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold,

Pease pudding in the pot nine days old,

Some like it hot, some like it cold,

Some like it in the pot nine days old.

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