Newcastle and Sunderland’s fierce rivalry is said to date back to the English Civil War. But is it a relatively recent phenomenon?
Football, religion, Derby day, disorder.
Like Newcastle and Sunderland, Malmö, Sweden was once home to a world-leading shipbuilding industry and a masculine working-class identity. In the 1970s, Malmö’s industry collapsed and thousands began to leave the city. In recent years, Malmö has recovered, grown and been reborn.
The transformation of North East England’s food and drink scene.
The volunteer-run Star and Shadow Cinema has just reopened on Warwick Street, a few streets away from its original home on Stepney Bank.
The first season of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983), first released 35 years ago, is often explained as being a response to the unemployment and social unrest brought about by Thatcherism. It may tell us more about Britain’s relationship with “Europe” today.
Rod Clements has been a core member of Lindisfarne since the very beginning. He talked to me about life in one of Britain’s favourite folk rock bands.
George and Robert Stephenson’s world famous steam locomotive, “Rocket”, has returned to Tyneside for the first time in 156 years. It shouldn’t leave.
Through the worldwide reach of MTV, Geordie Shore, a reality television show set in Newcastle, has become a global phenomenon. But much has been lost in translation along the way.
What does the Angel of the North mean to the people of the North-East? I asked reddit and social media to find out.