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Sunday 14 July 2024
14/07/2024

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London Fashion Week calling for Neuthread

Teesside-based Neuthread — the circular fashion trailblazer born out of autism and neurodiversity charity Daisy Chain — is just days away from its hotly anticipated debut at London Fashion Week. The National Lottery-funded brand will take centre stage at an invite-only show on Monday after the innovative work of its designers caught the eye of …

Review: The Last Quiz Night on Earth

With Earth in the path of a celestial cue-ball approaching with Ronnie O’Sullivan style velocity, and the apocalypse therefore seemingly assured, what would you do? “Rush out and buy all the toilet paper I can find,” quipped one wag on Twitter (formerly X) recently. Having asked herself the question, Newcastle playwright Alison Carr came up …

Quizzing at The QT – February 16

Welcome all to our Friday quiz question… But first, to February 16 in years gone by. On this day, which has been surprisingly eventful over the years…  1646 The last major battle of the First English Civil War was fought at Torrington in Devon 1742 Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, became British Prime Minister 1796 Colombo fell to …

Boxing Clever – The Office (US Version)

Before we get into this week’s column I feel I should address the jelly-encased elephant in the room. Yes, this is the American remake of the classic and groundbreaking British comedy of the same name, which took the form of a documentary about the staff of a Slough paper sales office. The 2001 show changed …

Backstage Pass to the school of rock

Born in Newcastle and given his big break in Sunderland, music and tech mover and shaker Harvey Lee will always have a soft spot for the North East. It was AC/DC, fuelled by flat-cap wearing Geordie frontman Brian Johnson, who inspired the academic flop’s colourful future career. And Harvey will be hoping the region’s next …

Love the North East, love stotties

Nothing says I love you like one of the region’s favourite delicacies and it’s surely no coincidence that Valentine’s Day falls within National Stottie Cake Week. So we enlisted the help of one of one of our favourite cartoonists — and creative all-rounder — Alfie Joey to sum up this most natural happenstance. Alfie is …

Introducing… Bear Park

Originally called The Baltics, Shay Bagnall, Guy Robson and Adam Marshall got together as teenagers in 2019 – changing their name to Bear Park a couple of years back. A debut EP in 2021 and a steady stream of live dates around the North East caught the attention of The Libertines’ drummer, Gary Powell. The …

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