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 Geordie Shore, the legacy of Labour politician T. Dan Smith, the architecture of Newcastle, the history of the Tyne-Wear rivalry and the region’s food and drink scene. This site began as a film blog and was originally “draperonfilm.com”. There is a selection of film criticism available through the menu and a few conversations about documentary filmmaking and film history with Film Studies PhD student Tom Jackson, in addition to a few film festival reports. I have just returned back to my native North East after working in Italy as an English teacher for a few years. Send me a message if you fancy a chat!


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

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