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ABBY BUTLER W/ BROOKE TUNBRIDGE by Brooke Tunbridge

THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY ABBY WAS INCLUDED IN MY ‘TOP NOVOCASTRIANS OF 2017’ LIST, WHICH YOU'RE ABOUT TO DISCOVER. HER PASSION FOR CREATING, WHETHER IT'S HER PODCAST OR HER MUSIC, IS A TRAIT THAT MAKES HER STAND OUT FROM OTHERS. COUPLED WITH HER AUTHENTICITY AND GENUINE DESIRE TO EMPOWER OTHERS, ABBY IS UNSTOPPABLE.

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HYP - Hanna Barry, speaking with Kian by Kian West

I’ve got to admit, our chat at The Edwards that evening was quite long – waaay too long to print the whole thing because, as it turns out, Hanna is just as chatty as I am (if not more so). So I tried to grab the best bits for print, and the rest will be available as a podcast recording later this month – look us up on your favourite podcast service.

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Meet: Shea Evans, by Keegan by Newcastle Discovered

Shea Evans, a twenty-year-old Newcastle local, has sent in a satirical story on the origin of writing as invented by a Cro-Magnon man, who’s surrounded by a tribe that just doesn’t see his vision. Shea has lived in Newcastle for much of his life, leaving only briefly to travel Australia, Ireland and Vietnam and undertake a nine-month escapade with a travelling circus. He has been writing stories since age five.

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Maddy from Zombie Junk, by Kian by Kian West

Zombie Junk are doing some amazing stuff locally with their screen-printed wears. We did a collab print with them late last year and we heard a rumour that Maddy is doing something super cool for people that have lost all their possessions in recent floods so we had a quick chat about it all...

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Meet: The Hurricanes, By Kian by Kian West

The Stag & Hunter is certainly delivering the live music in April! 
We had a quick chat with Paul from The Hurricanes ahead of their show with other local band The Not Nots holding support for The Dark Clouds on April 29th. 

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Talking Books w/ Wendy James, by Kian West by Kian West

A casual morning meeting with Wendy James, local novelist whose most recent published work is The Golden Child, saw us at the new coffee joint at The Junction – Pickled & Pressed – for a quick chat about writing, the writers festival, and the internet.

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Talking Beer and Newcastle w/ Luke Tilse by Kian West

We sat down for a lunch time beverage at his venue The Happy Wombat for a quick chat between his many projects to find out a bit more about Newcastle Beer Fest, what it takes to run a venue and a little bit of Luke’s input on what is “really” going on in Newcastle so I let him run with it…

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