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. See the menu tab for a list of articles published elsewhere. 

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.

You can follow me on Twitter here

Send me a message if you fancy a chat!


All posts by Tom Draper

Banner Photo Credit: Harry Hughes Photography


One thought on “About

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s