Tyneside Cinema celebrates it’s 75th anniversary
Set up as Newcastle’s first newsreel theatre in 1937, The Tyneside has been a part of the fabric of the city for three quarters of a century now and shows no sign of going anywhere any time soon.
For their 75th anniversary the people at the cinema are throwing a bit of a party. Over the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of May, the people at the Tyneside will be holding a poster sale, a cake making contest, and as the centrepiece of the celebration they will be screening a 75 hour programme of some of the best films from all 9 of the decades the cinema’s history spans.
Some of the highlights (in my opinion, at least) are Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2005), and Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977). A full run down of the films being shown can be found here.
With tickets for each screening priced at only 75p it’s probably worth getting them in early as not to be left disappointed.
Click here for more info.
The Instagram Inspired Poloroid Camera
Recently, while I was checking out pinterest I found a cool prototype design of the Instagram inspired poloroid camera.
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The design looks fairly unique, with upload to social media function. Even more interesting is the idea that a camera like this would print your photographs straight out like the a poloroid camera.
The best of both worlds it seems.
Share with your online friends and share with the people around you in physical form. Genius!
Could the camera be hitting the shops in Newcastle or Metro Centre anytime soon? We dont expect to see this camera going into production in the very near future. That we cannot say for sure, although I for one would like to own one.
It is an example of life imitating art imitating life.
The Instagram inspired Poloroid camera is an example of the sort of real life meets our digital social life.
ADR Studio came up with the Instamatic like camera which is made to look like the instagram app icon, an icon that was itself modeled on the very real poloroid camera.
ADR say the printed photos would print a QR code on the image to allow other Social matic users to friend/follow the photographer simply by pointing their Instagram inspired poloroid camera at the code. The photographs would also be stickers.
Future of the Left - O2 Academy 2, Sun 10th June
After the release of theirlatest EP ’Polymers are forever’ and a reshuffle in line up, Future of the Left are on the road again promoting the upcoming release of their new album ‘The Plot Against Common Sense’.
This is a band who I’m sure lots of people are aware of, just not anyone that I actually know (other than my cousin kris, but he seems to have some kind of real time telekinetic awareness of each and every new band from their very conception) which is annoying because I can’t help myself from recommending them to just about anyone I run into that might have, at some point in their lives, listened to music.
The balance this band strike between the synth, the jangling guitar riffs, and over driven bass lines, is something special. Powerful, angular, and impassioned, and not without a sense of humour. This band win all of the awards for best song titles, with some favourites of mine being ‘robocop 4 - fuck off robocop’, ‘Stand by your Manatee’, and ‘Wrigley Scott’.
Trying to describe what this bands sound to somebody unaware of their members previous outfits (Million Dead & McLusky among others), is like trying to explain the subtle nuances of British comedy to the most hard headed of tourists, one that speaks no english to start with. People tend not to ‘get it’ and usually respond with ‘so they’re just a punk band, he just shouts? I don’t really like screamo’ at which point I punch myself as hard as I can in the solar plexus and fall to the ground, where I stay until they have either left, or somebody has called an ambulance.
This band are for some, and not for others, but the least you can do is give them a shot. If they upset you it’s probably fine with them, so, really, everyone’s a winner.
Support acts are still unannounced.
Tickets are available from - the O2 Academy site
Beans on Toast in Newcastle
Beans On Toast is playing a free gig in Newcastle on Wednesday at The Cluny, cannae wait.
You can hear BEANS ON TOAST HERE ON FACEBOOK
Guns ‘N’ Roses (with Thin Lizzy)
The name used to be synonymous with one of the greatest rock bands in the world, of all time, maybe, but not any more, and it hasn’t been that way for quite a while. I’m sure the die hard fans are perspiring pure anticipation, and probably have been since this tour was announced, but beyond that select few, I can’t imagine this spring tour has caused too much of a stir at all.
The tour, which has been scheduled to coincide with the bands induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, kicks off in Dublin this Thursday (17th May) and sees the band play Nottingham Capital FM Arena (19th May), and Liverpool Echo Arena (20th), before arriving to play Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on the 23rd. the band then go on to play dates in Glasgow SECC (25th May), Birmingham LG Arena (26th May), and Manchester Arena (29th May), before finishing off with two nights (31st May/1st June) at the O2 in London. With ticket prices for the Newcastle leg of the tour currently at £83, (only 40 left at time of writing! I can only assume Axl Rose has bought up most of them himself to make room in the relatively poky Metro Radio Arena for his galactically proportioned ego) I only hope Thin Lizzy can offer more than this.
Never far from controversy.
I could be wrong in my assessment of G’N’R’s (Read Axl Rose’) unrelenting pursuit of your parents money, what with Chinese Democracy reaching the top of the charts in thirteen countries, as well as going platinum in 15, (maybe I’m just a pessimist, a nay sayer getting in the way of a good time?) but I doubt it. I am right, this band died at some point between 1994 and ‘96, and this is a circus, a vehicle for one man’s monumental ego, (which, actually, now I put it like that, makes it sound a bit more exciting than a straight forward rock n roll show) but that doesn’t mean to say Thin Lizzy won’t be good. I’m sure Thin Lizzy will be fantastic as compensation for this.
Guns ‘N’ Roses play Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on the 23rd May.
Tickets are available from the site -Â http://www.metroradioarena.co.uk/events/4713/guns-n-roses-with-special-guests-thin-lizzy/