Son Of A Preacher Man… the song that had everyone clapping and roaring with applause as it made its debut at the Sunderland Empire last night. This heart-warming new musical follows three tales of love and the groovy little place where they all began, and, of course, how the son of a preacher man fits into it all. I’ve never…

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You know that mantra; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Which is exactly why the opening night of Dirty Dancing at the Sunderland Empire received a roaring applause from crowds. Following the script of the movie, which smashed box offices in 1987, the theatre production followed the film down to the oversized watermelons, the classic soundtrack and the iconic…

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Calling all Northerns, Colonel Porter invites you to his Emporium, which is nestled at the end of Dean Street in Newcastle. Who’s Colonel Porter? Well him and his sidekick, Archie Jones, are the geniuses behind the iconic Newcastle Brown Ale. See you learn something everyday, and today I’m talking about the venue that pays homage to this creative duo. Whatever…

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For me, May has been an absolute whirlwind. I still can’t quite believe how much my life has changed in the space of 31 days. I’ve gone from just being my average self to completing goals I never thought were possible and completely supporting myself. Let’s say this month there’s been life changing moments and some serious growing up. So…

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Everytime I sit down to write my highlights, I’ve got so much to tell you all that I’m stuck for choice. This year has certainly started with a bang and it shows no signs of slowing down yet! I’m really enjoying writing these diary-style posts and I hope you like them too. Here’s my April highlights 2017 (remember, share yours…

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