About

On this blog, I write about the history and culture of North East England. You will find a range of posts on subjects as diverse as the region’s food and drink scene, Geordie Shore, the legacy of Labour politician T. Dan Smith, the Tyne-Wear rivalry and a new series on the history of documentary filmmaking and photography called Documenting the North East.

I’m currently researching and working on “Brasília of the North” – a documentary on T. Dan Smith’s quest to reinvent North East England at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. In the past, I worked as an English Teacher in Bologna, Italy.

Send me a message if you fancy a chat!

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Here I am trying to suppress a smile after telling what most probably was an awful joke in front of a blurry Swing Bridge on Newcastle Quayside.

All posts by Tom Draper

You can follow me on Twitter here

Banner Photo Credit: Harry Hughes Photography

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