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Moving on from the Industrial Past

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?

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From the Tuxedo Princess to Geordie Shore: Newcastle as a Party Capital

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?

Articles · Newcastle and North East

The Season of the Handheld Stream

Relegation from the Premier League had initially brought despair to supporters of Newcastle United but it did not come as much of a surprise. Owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley’s model of running the club had been failing to produce success for years, and at the time it seemed inevitable that Newcastle United… Continue reading The Season of the Handheld Stream

Articles · Newcastle and North East

Alexander Millar and the Appeal of the Gadgie

A significant proportion of Alexander Millar’s artistic output revolves around the image of the Gadgie, the Geordie working man clad in flat clap and creased suit jacket. Millar often approaches these characters from behind, rendering their identities anonymous within landscapes evoking the drama of North East life and labour. The Gadgie is characterised by his position… Continue reading Alexander Millar and the Appeal of the Gadgie