Newcastle Stories

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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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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ROOTS OF MONOTONY, by Rachel Cannon by Newcastle Discovered

The harsh monotony of life has always bothered me. There is a simple way of living, and I’ve always wanted no part of it. The idea of waking up every day, going to a job that you hate, in order to earn money so you can pay for the house that you leave vacant all day just to afford living in it seemed to be such a waste of time.

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