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Architecture students celebrate awards success

Northumbria University is celebrating a clean sweep of accolades from the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) North East Student Awards.

Students Justin Chu and Jonathan Dennis, who are studying Architecture at Northumbria University in Newcastle, walked away with both prestigious ‘Hadrian Medals’ at RIBA’s annual student awards ceremony. Picture above is Justin Chu’s entry.

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Andrew Waugh’s work featured in Nobrow Magazine

We interviewed Andrew Waugh back in issue 3 regarding his involvement with small press comics in the North-East. Here is some of his work published in the latest issue of Nobrow. Nice one Andy!

View more of Andy’s work here

Remembering Lee Halpin

A moving and accurately written tribute to the most passionate of men. Lydia Laws remembers Novel Co-editor Lee Halpin – 1986-2013

BraveSaxon – Photography Blog by Chris Turrell

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This Friday at Ernest

Enhance that pose and stance… with a dance!

Objectification by Bethan McCoy

Bethan is a media and photography student from County Durham, hoping to pursue a career in the media industry. With an interest in fashion she is currently working on a fashion based project, where she get the chance to explore how women are portrayed in photography and in the media. This video was made in correspondence to an article she wrote about feminism, which was based around the word ‘objectification’. In an abstract form, it looks at how many women are used, under-appreciated, and seen as a mere object by many. This is just the starting point of her ‘empowered or exploited?’ project, and will soon be developed into a series of videos and stills inspired by photographers such as Nathalie Daoust.


Triptik Records – Oclelot – Beyonica

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Decadence and Early Film
Decadence and Early Film

The word decadent was probably invented for the world of silent film. Last year’s runaway cinematic success “The Artist” has renewed an interest in pioneering early cinema, and the actors and actresses who paved the way for the modern stars of today. Two women in particular of the era had the art of decadent performan…

The Magazine


It’s a fascinating issue with plenty of clout and profile raising content. Working with Terry Rodgers’ press and marketing team has been an honour and a career bench mark too. It has also been a self-reflective issue as much of the content holds a mirror up to the reader and pushes you to acknowledge your [...]…


The Dagenham Dolls
The Dagenham Dolls

Words by Guy Mankowski The music skips as Deborah places a sequin on her cheek. She pouts into the mirror, and then scoops a little blue paint from her compact. Carefully, trying not to move in time with the song, she draws a line across her cheek with it. Then she strikes a pose she [...]…


Jonny Burt
Jonny Burt

Jonny Burt is a professional Fine Artist / Illustrator living in London. Jonny has recently signed with VandalFactory. A full selection of work can be viewed on his website:…