Nostalgia for a previous period of industrial strength has preoccupied the North-East of England for the last few decades. Does this fascination with our industrial past ultimately do us a disservice?
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. How has the city’s history unfolded in the last few decades?
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?
Why did Newcastle lose one quarter to 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 as… Continue reading The Lost Buildings of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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
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?