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.
With the decline of its traditional industries in the 1970s and 1980s, Newcastle seemed to reinvent itself as a ‘Party City’. Today, the city is attempting to move away from its ‘Party City’ past.
Everyman Cinemas is set to open a new arthouse cinema on Grey Street to rival Tyneside Cinema. But with declining interest in specialised films is this decision viable?
Newcastle lost between a quarter and third of its architectural heritage in the 20th century. Here are the original buildings and their replacements.
Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy, markets itself as an ‘international celebration of lives’, with an emphasis on not just the extraordinary but the ordinary through fiction and documentary.
Both Norman Cornish and Alexander Millar have taken the working men of North East England as their main subject matter. Is the relationship between the two painters as simple as that of master and imitator?