Tag Archives: Newcastle

Sting: The Last Post

Well, after four years of discussions, public lectures and a number of book launches, I am now down to my last few days of engaging with my hometown of Newcastle, via the lens of Sting. I am looking forward to … Continue reading

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The Last Ship: A Universal Phenomena?

It was fantastic news to hear this week that Sting’s The Last Ship will be touring the UK next year. After a short run on Broadway and a recent version launched in Turku Finland, this production will be especially adopted … Continue reading

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Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold Released

Well, after three years, my Sting book From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold was released last Tuesday. In order to launch the book, I did a couple of events this week in Sting’s hometown of Newcastle – where else! … Continue reading

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Sting’s 57th & 9th: Still Singing About the North

Despite being originally disappointed, I have really enjoyed listening to Sting’s new album over the last few days. Although understandably lauded as his first venture into out and out rock music in over a decade, it was gratifying to see … Continue reading

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Why Was Such A Big Thing Made Out of Sting Disguising His Newcastle Past In The Late 197os?

I had a really interesting time presenting at Newcastle University last week. We had an interesting debate at the end of my lecture,  which give me some ideas to consider the final  chapter of my book. I am also considering some … Continue reading

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Sting and the Gravitational Pull of Newcastle

Really looking forward to doing a talk at Newcastle University this Wednesday on my forthcoming book on Sting. The lecture is actually taking place in the very place where Sting started his career playing with Last Exit all those years … Continue reading

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Sting Interview: BBC Radio Newcastle on May 29th 2015

My interview on Radio Newcastle on my Sting book is available for the next week below. The interview links into Geordie Identity and the progressive ‘love/hate’ relationship with a region. It also covers how it is possible to negotiate your … Continue reading

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Magnetic North: Sting, Place and Identity

Although I am currently in the midst of loads of marking – when the dust settles I will be spending some time during the summer finishing off the initial draft of my Sting book – currently called ‘Magnetic North: Sting, … Continue reading

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STING: GEORDIE IDENTITY AND SOME THOUGHTS ON THE LAST SHIP

  I was back in Newcastle for one of Sting’s three The Last Ship shows, at The Sage in Gateshead last weekend. As I am in the closing stages of my book on Sting, it provided the perfect setting – … Continue reading

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Well – its been a very long time since my last blog. Moving house got the better of me – so had no choice but to give in to the pressures 🙂 Anyway, I have just given a presentation at … Continue reading

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