It’s been a hectic few weeks, as I have been helping with the close down of Audiences North East, where I worked for six years and from where I edited whatsonnortheast.com. The company lost its funding in the recent round of public spending cuts, and so a new home had to be found for our lovely listings website. Luckily, the wonderful people at Visit County Durham were keen to take on the site, and also me for a little while to help them get to grips with it. I’ve gone freelance, and this is my very first contract so I’m trying hard to impress
So here I am, in their lovely buzzy office in the heart of Durham, bang in the centre of the North East, adding listings and new venues and organising tickets for bloggers, and writing previews and reviews and all the other stuff I love doing.
What with everything going on I’ve not been out much (well, for me anyway). My top cultural picks from the last few weeks have to be… hyper violent message movie The Hunger Games, the impeccable brow humour of Jimeoin at The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, and 20:20 at Northern Print (oops I spent quite a lot of money there on prints). Most brilliant new restaurant on the list is Bruges in Jesmond, which does the MOST amazing Belgian beer, waffles, chocolates and chips…
Looking forward to the opening of BALTIC 39 on Thursday, and flashing my new Durham VIP pass about over the spring and summer.