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Posted on: Jul 23, 2014,  Categories: Fashion, Lifestyle & Events

I was delighted to be asked to be a guest speaker and to join the Blogger’s panel at OPR’s #ocademy event, Blogger’s Breakfast at Newcastle’s Cafe Royal, the other day. Bloggers and businesses gathered early morning to network, hear from some industry speakers and get some top tips.

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I spoke about my work with NE1′s Newcastle Fashion Week and how we’ve worked with bloggers. There were speakers from RustoleumLakes Distillery and Lauren from OPR chatted about the Dr. Martens campaign in Newcastle.

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After the talks, we had a bloggers Q&A session. I was on the panel alongside Graham Soult, Miss Bosson, Mum in the Madhouse, and Mums Days. Overall, it was a great to meet so many fellow bloggers and chat to businesses who were keen to work with us. Here’s to the next #Ocademy!


Posted on: Jul 21, 2014,  Categories: Lifestyle & Events

One of my favourite events run by Newcastle NE1 is NE1′s Monument Movies, our FREE films up on the big screen throughout summer. This year it’s back this Tuesday 22nd July and runs til the 31st August.

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It’s on pretty much on every Tuesday & Thursday at 12 Noon & 5pm and Sundays at 11am & 3pm. Details here.

You can head to Grey’s Monument where they’ll be up on the big outdoor screen and as usual, there’ll be the NE1 deck chairs to sit on.

I’m delighted to say this year we’re screening some great new films as well as some cult classics. There’s even a few double bills from a Despicable Me Double, Indiana Jones (the first three, we’ll just pretend the fourth one doesn’t exist shall we?!), an 80s day with Gremlins & Top Gun and we also are showing Mary Poppins followed by Saving Mr Banks.

Here’s the current schedule for the summer!
Please Note: Listings are correct at time of publishing, films are subject to change.

Tuesday 22nd July: 12 Noon – Frozen 5pm – Captain Phillips
Thursday 24th July: 12 Noon – Grease 5pm – Happy Gilmore
Sunday 27th July: 11am – Mean Girls 3pm – Senna
Tuesday 29th July: 12 Noon – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 5pm – Dumb & Dumber
Thursday 31st July: 12 Noon: Where The Wild Things Are 5pm – The Lego Movie
Sunday 3rd August: 11am – Mary Poppins 3pm – Saving Mr Banks
Tuesday 5th August: Despicable Double! 12 Noon – Despicable Me 5pm – Despicable Me 2
Thursday 7th August: Indiana Double Bill! 12 Noon – Raiders of the Lost Ark 5pm – Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
Sunday 10th August: 11am – One Direction: This is Us 3pm – Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
Tuesday 12th August: 12 Noon – Howl’s Moving Castle 5pm – The Notebook (Ryan Gosling fans, no need to thank me!)
Thursday 14th August: 12 Noon – Goodnight and Good Luck
Tuesday 19th August: 80′s Day! 12 Noon – Gremlins 5pm – Top Gun
Thursday 21st August: 12 Noon – Monster’s University 5pm – Wayne’s World
Sunday 24th August: Heroes & Villians Day 11am – Man of Steel 3pm – Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Tuesday 26th August: 12 Noon – Wall-E 5pm – Philomena
Thursday 28th August: 12 Noon – Up 5pm – 12 Angry Men
Sunday 31st August: 11am – Iron Man 3 3pm – The Wedding Singer

It’s the 10th anniversary of The Notebook & Mean Girls so how could we not show them?! And I’ve a feeling the 1D film is going to prove popular too this year…

Party on Wayne, party on Garth, party on Newcastle….