CPDCT – Cat & Cindra from The Empowered Entrepreneurs by Newcastle Discovered

Yoga teachers, creatives, business coaches, T-shirt designers, copywriters, photographers, life-lovers and total girlbosses… Is there anything these two don’t do?! Cat Mead and Cindra Banks are The Empowered Entrepreneurs.

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MEET: HANNAH DUNN, BY GILLIAN ADAMSON by Gillian Adamson

This is my first ever interview as the interviewer. The last time I saw Hannah Dunn I was at an exhibition featuring a piece of her work (it was dreamy). The venue was unfamiliar to me. I needed to pee real bad. Hannah parted the crowd like the Red Sea and piously guided me to a bathroom with a rainbow floor. I feel like I am in very safe hands.

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MEET: TREVOR DICKINSON, By Ryan by Ryan Williams

Trevor Dickinson doesn’t mind a beer. I had heard the rumours but didn’t buy into them. Brett Piva tried to warn me, but I didn’t listen. In line with the third instalment of the MAKEit MADEit conference on August 12th, I was invited to beer with Newcastle Productions sketchpert and conference key speaker, Trevor Dickinson. I found out firsthand that actually, we both enjoy beers on a school night a fair amount.

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NEWCASTLE OF THE FUTURE: TRANSPORT PT.1 by Kian West

Newcastle loves to debate the best solution for transport in our city. This article is not aiming to begin afresh, although we do love to instigate heavy debate about what would work.
To Mirage, well, at least from me, the perspective is simply that we have moved too far ahead with the new Interchange / light rail solution to reverse this and as such we should move on to the next chapter and continue to support inner-city businesses as our city transforms. 

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MEET: AMBER STEWART – COMMUNITY PLANNER – NCC, By Kian by Kian West

  DO YOU EVER SAY OR HEAR SOMEONE COMMENT ‘COUNCIL SHOULD DO X’ OR ‘COUNCIL AREN’T DOING Y’? IF THE ANSWER IS YES, THEN THIS IS THE ARTICLE FOR YOU. MIRAGE OFTEN HEARS THESE KINDS OF COMPLAINTS AND WE DECIDED SINCE NCC ARE TAKING ACTION WITH THEIR 2030 PLAN, NOW IS THE TIME TO CHAT WITH THE PEOPLE BEHIND IT ALL.

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LOCAL AUTHOR: JONAH LLOYD by Newcastle Discovered

Jonah Lloyd. A relatively new Novocastrian convert coming from just a hop, skip and a flying leap away over in Singleton. He brings more to the city than just a heart of gold and good intentions: a writing style that is both light and darkly brooding at its core, like a Top Deck chocolate block. He is a man who works with wine, bringing the same elegance, taste and style within his industry to his writing. The tale he has provided for this month’s creative writing segment is that of decayed love and the beauty and at times harshness of memory. You can find his story on the Mirage website. So Newcastle, let’s give it up for those of us who still feel the need to write and keep culture alive.

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CHATTING WITH JED FROM WAVEVOM, BY KIAN by Kian West

NEWCASTLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A HOTBED OF MUSICAL TALENT, BUT IT HAS BEEN A FEW YEARS (OR DECADES) SINCE A BAND HAS BROKEN THROUGH AND GONE NATIONAL OR LARGER. RIGHT NOW, WE’RE WATCHING A HUGE RUN OF BANDS CUTTING THROUGH AND ON THE VERGE OF SOMETHING GREAT – NO LESS, THE BOYS FROM WAVEVOM. WITH WORD THEY’RE ABOUT TO RELEASE THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM, I SAT DOWN TO HEAR ABOUT THE ADVENTURE…

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