Category Archive: Reviews

Aug 15 2012

Live Review: Unplugged, Establishment Sunderland

Live Review: Unplugged @ Establishment, Sunderland Thursday 10th August 2012   I am a massive fan of live music, having ran a few musical festivals myself, so when I heard that Establishment in Sunderland have a new unplugged night for buskers I was keen to see what was on offer! The Venue Firstly lets start …

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Jul 26 2012

Sparks Fly with International Award Win!

We recently caught up with Richie Lee from Spark FM (head of station sound), the community radio station based in Sunderland University, to talk about their recent win at the New York International Radio awards. Congratulation on the win! Silver in Best Student based radio station in the world! Who were your biggest opposition for the award? “The …

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Jul 12 2012

Live Review: Corbridge Festival 2012

It’s festival time again, all around the country and here in the North East. And of course, festival time usually means torrential downpours and rivers of mud, so I went out today armed with my waterproofs and my size 9 wellies!  Thankfully, the downpour that was forecast didn’t happen, as Tynedale Park in Northumberland played …

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Jul 04 2012

Sunderland: ‘A Sleeping Giant’

The North-East is a fiercely proud region. You only have to talk to its people to discover that; I was chatting with a colleague recently who described himself as “Geordie first, then British, then English.” We’re proud of our history, our heritage. Our football teams!   We’re proud of our down-to-earth resilience and lack of pretentiousness.  …

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