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Epic Profile: Andy Preston

I first met Andy when profiling Bobby Paterson at a packed Refresh Teeside. Seeming as we’ve been following the story of Searchcamp, I thought I’d sit down and have chinwag with one of it’s co-founders. What followed was a fascinating insight into the mind of a man who tirelessly does all he c

Sweet Shop Season at the Tyneside Cinema

The Young Tyneside Programmers are a group of 15-19 year-olds who meet weekly to watch and discuss film, learn about cinemas and plan their own seasons and events. As a special Bank Holiday weekend treat they’ve put together a season of films to celebrate Young Tyneside and bring the su

Lit & Phil Summer Speaker series

Delivered by research students from Northumbria University’s Department of Humanities, the summer series of lectures will cover a wide variety of topics from gothic horror and vampires (two of my favourite things!) to tales of Newcastle locals and their influence across the globe through

DIBI : Design It Build It

We at Epic Times are passionate about many things but two in particular, creative people and digital people. When the opportunity to acquire the long running and successful web conference DIBI came about, we leapt at the chance, and I’m here to tell you why. DIBI stands for Design It Build It,

Searchcamp Update #5 - The Finish Line is in Sight

So, I know I promised some filmed interviews with the teams this week, however, they’ve not got ‘round to me yet. Fear not, they have been done and should be up on the site by next week. After the last update I was a little exhausted after hearing how jam-packed the programme had been so this

Performance Artist Sitting on a Pole at Tynemouth

“Well, basically, I’ll be planting a 17ft telegraph pole out at Tynemouth, 150 metres from the beach and sitting on it for 16 hours - an apology for not being a manly enough man.” For some of us, giving and receiving an apology is more effective when doing it face to face or may

Be inspired - Summer Season events at Baltic

Let BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead inspire you with these events and courses: ACTIVE ART: ABSTRACT PAINTING COURSE Inspired by Thomas Scheibitz’s exhibition, this practical course gives participants the chance to explore different ways of making abstract painting. Starting

Epic Profile: Iain McPherson

Iain, along with some of his close chums, has managed to create a viable and thriving creative business based in Middlesbrough, and with all of them coming out of Teeside University this area is gathering the bragging rights! I caught up with Iain at the illustrious Boho One building outside in the

Searchcamp Update Bonanza!

When I sat down with Bobby this time he appeared visibly knackered but still bobbing up and down in his chair and the first thing he said to me was “We are making the magic happen”. They’ve been busy! Bobby informed me that the past week was possibly the “busiest week the teams have had yet