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NEWS: Little Waterfronts, Hartlepool

A series of bite-sized performances and artistic activities herald the rebirth of Hartlepool’s Waterfront Festival

Fri 4 Jun 2021 | VIEW


The June issue is out now, and we’re delighted to be back in print! Here’s what you can expect…

Wed 26 May 2021 | VIEW

News: Love Is The Map – Funding Campaign

The Gateshead & Newcastle community group is looking to raise money for a community party for the east end at The Cumberland Arms

Mon 24 May 2021 | VIEW


The May issue of NARC. is out now in glorious digital format

Wed 28 Apr 2021 | VIEW

INTERVIEW: Star and Shadow Cinema Microprojects

Louise Henry talks to a few of the creatives at the heart of the Star And Shadow Cinema’s inspirational Microprojects initiative

Mon 12 Apr 2021 | VIEW

NEWS: Forward NE network for women, trans and non-binary musicians launches

Set up by a group of women working in the music industry, Forward NE aims to be an inclusive and supportive space for female-identifying and non-binary musicians in the region

Fri 9 Apr 2021 | VIEW


As bands pull out of shows and distance themselves from the regional promoter, the community stands together in support of those affected

Fri 2 Apr 2021 | VIEW


The April issue of NARC. is out now!

Tue 30 Mar 2021 | VIEW

INTERVIEW: Collision & Conflict

Laura Doyle finds out about the geolocated sound walk which brings Northumberland’s historic landscapes and the creative responses it provokes to life

Thu 25 Mar 2021 | VIEW

INTERVIEW: Teesside Rising

Claire Dupree discovers connectivity and creativity is being kept alive and well thanks to a fascinating interview project

Thu 4 Mar 2021 | VIEW

TRACK REVIEW: Michael O’Neill discovers melancholy-shot indie on @Bosola20’s new EP
The culmination of @Sage_Gateshead's artist in residency programme sees four musicians take to the stage for a week…
DJ and musician collective Rotate release a new compilation album celebrating the best of the city
We find out all we can about folk artist @Hollyclarke1 ahead of her in residence concert at @Sage_Gateshead on Satu…
Dawn Storey (@JiltedDawn) discovers a delightful collection of folk pop songs on @garystewartband’s new release
Expect taboo-exploring pop bangers and neo-soul delights as @komparrison & Lizzie Esau play @INDEPENDENT_SR1
TRACK REVIEW: Jay Moussa-Mann (@jbmoussa) discovers a fresh upbeat electro pop tune from artist and producer Sam Fr…
We find out all we can about the Whitley Bay rapper and producer @IggMusic as he releases his latest single Somewhe…
One-man music maker @razmatazlorry Excitement releases his new EP
On the back of the release of her new single, What If I Just Kept Driving, singer-songwriter Lizzie Esau tells us w…