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Over the past twelve months, our magazine and website have been brimming with super-talented, creative souls. We’ve asked a few of them to tell us about their 2020 and offer a few tips about great stuff they’ve seen, watched and read.

Here, Geordie stand-up comedian Gavin Webster tells us about his 2020…

Sum up 2020 in three words

Intense, distinct, bizarre

What skills did you learn in lockdown?

How to use a slow cooker properly, how to concentrate in a Zoom meeting and getting up in the morning

Your favourite band/artist of the year?

Wire and their new album Mind Hive

Your favourite song of the year?

That’s got to be the big New Year record I’m writing at the minute. Everyone does Christmas songs, I’m doing a New Year one

Favourite TV show of the year?

The Reruns of The Big Match from the 70s on ITV4

Your favourite film?

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Best book you read?

I’m A Joke And So Are You by Robin Ince

Venue you are looking forward to performing at next year?

The Stand Newcastle

What was your favourite gig/livestream event?

The last weekend I worked in March and the last gig on the Saturday night in Liverpool at a place called The Laughterhouse

Any upcoming artists we should keep an eye out for in 2021?

Comedy-wise a young stand up called Louise Young, she is phenomenally good at the jokes

Predictions for 2021?

An obsession for going out and socialising from the British public and pop up bars springing up everywhere next summer. Here’s hoping anyway. That and Keir Starmer getting replaced by a proper Labour leader

And finally, have you got anything in the pipeline for next year?

I’m on live at Tyne Theatre & Opera House on 6th March with a show called Gavin Webster Plays Live To Actual People

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