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, politician T. Dan Smith, the architecture of Newcastle 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’m currently working in Bologna, Italy and so have been spending a little too long away from Newcastle and my native North East. But I’ll be back soon, with my pen ready, or should I say fingertips poised, to write more about the region. Please subscribe to keep up to date with all my posts.
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. Graduate of Longbenton Community College, University of Warwick (BA) and Durham University (MA).
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* “Geordie Bore” and “It’s Not So Grim Up North” were once suggested as replacements for “draperonfilm” but I’ve regrettably decided to go with the dull “tom-draper.com”
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