LIVE REVIEW: TUSK Mini @ Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle (02.04.22) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Turning the Star And Shadow Cinema into an artistic bonanza, the TUSK Mini event returns to the scene of previous heroics in an attempt to showcase the transformative power of art, as well as some of the finest talent from the region and beyond.   

Spanning across the best part of twelve hours, the beauty of TUSK Mini was in its ability to bring together a number of artistic disciplines from the fields of live music, film, DJ and audio-visual art. Interestingly, it’s the spoken word event that captures the day, with speakers from a Tyneside supergroup (including Cath Tyler and Mariam Rezaei) soundtracking the film Haxan, and capturing the essence of the day with their passionate take on the power of art and the importance of events like this which promote art over profit.   

Musical standouts included a return to the scene of electro wizard Jennifer Walton and the exceptionally interesting Helena Celle, whose layered guitar textures open up all sorts of interesting soundscapes and emotions.   

TUSK Mini recaptured Andy Warhol’s Factory feel of placing interesting artists and art next to each other to cause interesting cross-sections, resulting in a great way to showcase the power of art. 

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