The Journal Culture Awards 2017

I would not have this blog if it was not for Culture, especially being in the North East- it is a cultural hub for both artist and audience. That was pertinent at The Journal Cultural Awards at the magnificent Hexham Abbey. Yes the awards were held a little more closer to home for me in… Continue reading The Journal Culture Awards 2017

Culture Trip 4: St James’ Park Tour

My family are black and white Newcastle United fans  through and through, especially my Dad and brother as they have season tickets they never miss a game. I go the occasional game when I can but I don’t get to visit the wonderful stadium that is St James’ Park as often as I should. So… Continue reading Culture Trip 4: St James’ Park Tour

The Language of Dance

At the start of March,  BBC Radio 3’s The Verb had a really interesting discussion about The Language of Dance. Hosted by Ian McMillan he had conversation with  Ismene Brown, a dance critic who’s written for the Spectator and the Telegraph,  poet Scott Thurston, the writer and performer Nathan Walker and Maria Ferguson a spoken word… Continue reading The Language of Dance

Is it a tragedy that Steps are back?

Image: ITV.COM  First of all before you go all better the devil you know on me I just want to say that I have have been and still am a massive fan of Steps since day one.  And I remember when Steps broke up, I remember where I was and how I felt on that… Continue reading Is it a tragedy that Steps are back?

Review: Keep Dancing @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle

I’ve  always fancied myself as the next Darcey Bussell or Len Goodman and for one night only I got to experience what it is like to be a Strictly Come Dancing judge. Minus the paddles and scoring it was almost like being a judge on the BBC hit dancing programme. Keep Dancing is a new… Continue reading Review: Keep Dancing @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle