Category: Art & Culture

Cullercoats Bay & Blue Flag Beach in North Tyneside

Cullercoats Bay is a small blue flag sandy bay popular with geordie families featuring caves nestled in the surrounding cliffs in the centre of the bay which was in times gone by a thriving fishing harbour providing shelter for more than 150 fishing boats.   The bay is also home to the RNLI lifeboat station which still plays an …

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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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