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Arts

Fleabag Live: Pain hidden in plain sight

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge suddenly stormed into our lives with a loud bang. After the success of her one-woman show in 2013, her critically acclaimed television series Fleabag placed...

Laughing your Com-Socs off

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October 2nd saw the fresher’s showcase of Newcastle Comedy Society in a three-part show of stand-up, sketch and improvised comedy. The show was performed in a packed-out room in...

Art world goes ape sh*t for Banksy

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Banksy is one of the world’s most popular and (ironically) recognisable artists, and many of his works have become 21st century icons, available as t-shirts, pencil cases or...

High-Rise: a ’70s novel with present day resonance

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In this century saturated with dystopian novels, how often do we find a particularly successful piece of science-fiction work? Believe me when I say that modern novelists often...

Poembox: a celtic elegy

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Cernunnos Oh hear me, Forest God, wild-man. Hear my plea to you, Hear it in the leaves of your once verdant home- Now brown with decay.   Hear me, Oh Majestic stag, Protector...

Don’t be a mug – come and paint one instead!

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Forget essays, exams and university stress: it is time to ‘seize the clay’. Having survived freshers and the first few painful weeks at university, we all know that...

Fair Verona Re-Imagined: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

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The classic story of boy meets girl, Romeo and Juliet is one of history’s most famous romantic tragedies. Having been dramatized numerous times for the stage as well as film and...

Being a record-breaking comedian “didn’t feel like anything”: Q&A with Daniel Sloss

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Daniel Sloss is a stand-up comedian who got his start writing for Mock the Week at just sixteen years old. Known for his dark, unapologetic sense of humour, and now with two...

Review: Clear White Light @ Live Theatre

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Kate Dunkerton and Sally Grey review a recent performance of Clear White Light. ...

Something to Bal-tick off your list this semester

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Ceri Clarke discusses why a trip to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is a must for Newcastle students. ...