The QT

Wednesday 15 May 2024


Laughter and tears with The Olive Boy

Four years after losing his mum suddenly when he was just 15, Ollie Maddigan started writing a play. “I always knew that I eventually wanted to process my feelings, experiences and grief by turning them into a theatre show. However, I think it was only when I was 19 that I thought enough time had …

Green credentials on the line

Passionate climate change campaigner Jamie Driscoll was in his element at the North East mayoral hustings held in Alnwick last night (Wed) to explore candidates’ views on environmental and rural issues. The event was organised by Alnwick Friends of the Earth specifically to discuss green talking points and especially those affecting the North East. And …

Wedded to words… and each other

David Almond and Julia Green have lived on their quiet Tynemouth street since November 2022 and if ever a place could be called a house of stories it’s surely theirs. Bookending the upstairs landing are studies — one each, with desk, writerly paraphernalia and personal flourishes. Julia’s has a bookcase with David’s published titles and …

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