Cullercoats

Like most of the older stations on the metro line, Cullercoats was originally park of the Blyth and Tyne Railway and the station was located much further inland than where it now stands.  It was moved to its current location in 1882 where most of the original features still remain to this day and has … Continue reading Cullercoats

Charge! At the Discovery Museum

‘A museum should not just be a place for fancy paintings but should be a place where we can communicate our lives through our everyday objects’ - Orhan Pamuk If you’d have asked me what my ideal way of spending a Saturday afternoon I’d be talking for a very long time before the word ‘museum’ … Continue reading Charge! At the Discovery Museum

The Split Chimp opens new Rum Bar!

‘Wine is crying juice. Rum is worse’ – Retta When you think back to about 5 years ago and all the empty units that seemed to be dotted around Newcastle City Centre it would be safe to say that there’s been somewhat of a rebirth pubwise recently. For my personal taste there has been a … Continue reading The Split Chimp opens new Rum Bar!

West Monkseaton

West Monkseaton station has been around since 1933 where it was part of the London and North Eastern Railway but was taken over as a metro station in 1980. It has retained a lot of the original fixtures and fittings from the LNER, most notably the platform canopy which also survived the 1999 refurbishment. If … Continue reading West Monkseaton

What I Wore – Summer 2017

'People get excited about summer wardrobes and what they will wear on holiday, and people have an opportunity to wear things that they don't normally wear when they're in the city' - Jade Jagger There's a lot to be said for entering your mid thirties and suddenly realising that all the petty superficial stuff that … Continue reading What I Wore – Summer 2017

JustSO release debut album

'All music is escapism for me, but I like the way that, on a good night, that sense of escapism can be shared' - Jamie xx One of the best parts of my job is being able to talk passionately about things I love and discovering new music has always been a great love of … Continue reading JustSO release debut album

Sunderland

Metro extended down to Sunderland in 2002, which is relatively recent considering it feels like it's part of the line that's always been there. What makes Sunderland station unique is that the main line and local line services all share the same tracks, which when there's up to 5 trains an hour serviced by the … Continue reading Sunderland