John Tulip, former Managing Director of Northern Film + Media has sadly passed away. He is remembered fondly by colleagues and friends.
We are England is a new current affairs programme with a difference. It shows a changing England through a local lens.
Peter Lathan explains why he did not watch the ‘night of Shakespeare’ recording of stage productions on BBC4.
The National Trust says delays in the heritage scheme set to replace EU funding risk “erasing or damaging history.” Another Brexit bonus?
David Walsh writes about on the science fiction T-City Trilogy by Mark Aldard and its relevance then and now.
If you are already a Shakespeare fan or expert, then The Tragedy of Macbeth worth a watch. If you are new to Macbeth then this film is a great introduction.
Open Clasp theatre company received the Content Creation and Distribution award as part of the Digital Culture Awards.
All revved up and ready to go, Bat Out of Hell – The Musical comes to the beautiful art deco theatre, Stockton Globe, for eight performances between Tuesday 1 and Saturday 5 February 2021.
Teesside Airshow is back after a gap of five years. Good news…but something curious is going on…
A new look at H G Wells horror fiction classic The Invisible Man, and re-cast this tale of devastation and uncertainty in modern Britain.
A window on a changing London neighbouhood – real people, real stories. From an ever open door to a sewing machine…
Visions of the future from T. Dan Smith and his ‘lesser known Teesside twin’, Tim Thornton, through to sci fi fiction in the North East….
Rose – a 50 word romance
I know that actually losing your hair as you get older is a common thing for men, but to keep the hair and lose the curl…
Exploring race, privilege, allyship and masculinity, Human Nurture tells the story of two ‘could-be’ brothers whose lives are cleaved when one is rehomed, and the other is left behind in the care system.
It was a fascinating cultural mix involved with the work camps: well-meaning aristocrats, trade unions, desperate unemployed miners, European students and now a group of upper-middle-class, left-wing, London musicians thrown into the cultural melting pot.
Another fantastic production is coming to the Peoples Theatre this January. Don’t miss The Hollow!
Musings on The Black Velvet Band
I’ll give you the sun is a beautifully written book about a set of twins who are worlds apart.
Chillingham Castle, near Wooler on the English side of the Scottish Border, can lay claim to being not just one of most haunted stately home in the country but possibly the most haunted.
Weaving down roads I can flirt with the line
stitching up miles, I’m just chasing time
The original Likely Lads was a sitcom written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais that aired from 1964-1966 about two young working-class Geordies called Bob and Terry (Rodney Bewes and James Bolam) who loved beer, football, and girls.
The feast is normally celebrated on 6 January (marking the 12th day of Christmas), or on the Sunday following. It was popularly characterized as the weekend when ‘the world was turned upside down’; market towns and cities elected by lot ‘a Lord of Misrule’, masters became servants and servants masters – on a strict leash of course and normally for one day. This wasn’t just something we Brits got up to – it was similar to the continent
Humdudgeon is an imaginary illness or pain…
The Stately Homes of England,Though rather in the lurch,Provide a lot of chancesFor Psychical Research –There’s the ghost of a crazy younger sonWho murdered, in thirteen fifty-one,An extremely rowdy NunWho resented it,And people who come to callMeet her in the hall.The baby in the guest wing,Who crouches by the grate,Was walled up in the west […]
There were so many to choose from! Here are seven editor’s picks for 2021. In no particular order… North East Bylines began in July 2020. Issue 1 had 12 articles. Since then we have published 74 issues and over 1,300 articles. We have a team of well over 100 writers, 10 sub-editors, 3 illustrators and […]
Seth Lakeman, British folk singer has released a new album, Make your Mark
Reflections on 2021 as we approach 2022
As the panto season comes to a close Peter Lathan reflects on the region’s pantos and pantomime in general.
Rose Island is delightful. It is funny. It is sad. It is intriguing and compelling. And it is ultimately inspiring. I wish I could see it in the cinema.