Category: Art & Culture

South Shields Fireworks Show

The South Shields Ocean Beach fireworks event staged on the south side of the river Tyne was brilliantly done & fortunately in 2017 the background was illuminated by a very bright & massive full moon in a very clear north eastern sky. The first of the 2 free shows was also viewed with the added background of the fantastically …

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VE Day Newcastle And Gateshead 1945 – 2017

Found on Vimeo, this excellent film was made as part of a Tyneside Cinema Education and Outreach Department project and brings together young people with local volunteers to record a reworked version of the originally silent film, VE Day set in 1945.  

Let’s All Have A Merry Geordie Christmas

A couple of Geordie lasses have “Geordiefied” a few Christmas favourites to help us all get into the Christmas spirit 😛 “Let’s All Have a Merry Geordie Christmas” Please follow the May Arcade link to purchase the various songs.  

Taking The Piss

It’s a well known fact that coal and beer used to be Newcastle Upon Tyne’s biggest exports, however what is not so well known is that another huge export was “Urine”. Some reports even suggest it was the biggest of them all at one time. Urine, which was collected from public urinals or barrels in the city, was used …

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The Horrid Story Of William Jobling

An innocuous corner just east of the Jarrow side of the Tyne pedestrian tunnel is where you will find a small stone monument marking where the Gaslight public house formerly stood. The Gaslight,  known also as the Commercial was once one of the oldest pubs in Jarrow and legend has it where the body of William Jobling, …

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