Gallery · Newcastle and North East

The Lost Buildings of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Why did Newcastle lose between one quarter and a third of its architectural heritage in the post-war years? A simple answer is often given: T. Dan Smith, Labour leader of the City Council (1960-1965), not only destroyed significant portions of our architectural heritage for political reasons but did so while lining his own pockets. But… Continue reading The Lost Buildings of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Film Festival Reports

Biografilm Festival 2017 Report

Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy, markets itself as an ‘international celebration of lives’, with an emphasis on not just the extraordinary (see Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Greenaway and Cate Blanchett) but the ordinary through fiction and documentary. The programme is filled to the brim with films by unfamiliar directors starring unfamiliar protagonists, features which may… Continue reading Biografilm Festival 2017 Report