New kids on the block, By Zoe Drew by Newcastle Discovered

Finally, the dreary days and icy nights of Winter are behind us. It’s time to put on pants and crawl out from hibernation. We get it, the thought of re-joining the summer social scene is daunting but, the unique restaurants and bars bursting onto Newcastle’s food scene mean there’s something to get excited about.  

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STILL A TABOO SUBJECT, by Rachel Jayne Cannon by Newcastle Discovered

This topic is a hard one to talk about. Not just because mental health and awareness is still a taboo subject, although I don’t think that it should be. If we talked about depression and suicide openly and without negative stereotypes, then maybe the number of suicides a year would drop. That is my goal. This topic is a hard one to talk about, because it hits so close to home for me. But that’s why I have to include it.

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The Newcastle Flame - The Art of Oration Revived, by Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

Have you ever had or heard an amazing story that just couldn’t be said over a text message? A story that needed all the right pauses, intonation and gestures? Well, The Newcastle Flame is all about showcasing these types of stories, in an attempt to entertain, educate and revive the art of oration in the digital landscape with which we live in.

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Interview w/ Rachel Maria Cox + their new Single 'Time' (OUT TODAY) by Hannah Stretton

It’s crazy how time flies when you’re having fun right? In August (2017), Rachel Maria Cox was one of my very first interviews for Newcastle Mirage. When the interview happened to make it into the print edition, I was elated. I have to admit that this interview is still one of my favourites to date. What I love about Cox is that their responses to any question thrown their way is always met by a whole lot of honesty, passion and heart - so when I saw the opportunity to speak to Cox again, I was thrilled!

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It's time to Reclaim The Night, by Hannah Stretton by Hannah Stretton

It’s October 2018. For some, it’s that time of year where silly festivities like Halloween are on the agenda - where for many wom*n and men our costume options range from slutty teacher to even sluttier Alice from Alice in Wonderland or a very antiquated concept of masculinity and femininity. Never the less, some of us wear these costumes like a badge of honour while others dress in their own unique creations & get on with the fun. 

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