In or Out?

The European Referendum came to Newcastle upon Tyne today as both the Vote Leave and the Stronger In campaigns came to town.

Firstly Boris Johnson delivered a speech to vote leave activists which, other than three or four people who heckled from the back otherwise went down well to a crowded room in the Centre for Life. The Mayor of London was taking part in a 48 hour ‘Brexit Blitz’ of campaigning in Northern England.

The Britain Stronger In Europe campaign bus also arrived in Newcastle and headed for the Northumbria University’s City Campus where it met up with campaign supporters. The bus came to Tyneside as part of a tour as the In campaign officially begins ahead of the european referendum which takes place on June 23.

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Harry

A few from today and Prince Harry’s visit to the charity Armed Forces & Veterans Launchpad at Avondale House in Byker, Newcastle. The charity provides accommodation and support for Armed Forces veterans who are making the transition into civilian life. The Prince met and spoke with former servicemen who are currently making use of Avondale House.

Before leaving he stopped to chat with members of the public who had waited in the cold and drizzle to see him.

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Chinese New Year – Newcastle

The Chinese community came together today to welcome in the Chinese New Year in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Dragon and Lion dances and a celebration of Chinese culture and food were enjoyed by thousands of people who attended the event in the Chinatown area of the city…

 

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Traverse Fifty exhibition portrait

The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh has a reputation for producing and presenting some of the best in new drama. This year marks fifty years since the theatre opened its doors in 1963 and to mark their anniversary the Theatre had offered 50 writers a year long attachment to the Traverse. Writers were invited to take part in a series of tailor-made writing events throughout 2013, including panel discussions and workshops. The year-long attachment will culminate in a new writing festival featuring some of the work developed by the Traverse Fifty throughout the year. At the end of the process three of the writers will be offered seed commissions.

To help support this the theatre took on fifty photographers each with the brief of producing a portrait of one of the fifty writers that they would be paired with and which would ultimately form part of an exhibition later in the year as part of the anniversary celebrations.

I was teamed up with Alison Carr. Alison is an award winning writer based in Newcastle and after I was put in touch with Alison we managed to get together and arrange a bit of a photo-shoot in Newcastle. Whilst the final picture that Alison and I chose for the exhibition was to remain under wraps until the launch yesterday I can now show the picture (below) that came out of meeting Alison and which will be exhibited along with the rest up in the Traverse Theatre from now until November 2nd.

 

I’d like to say cheers to Alison for being a good sport and for putting up with my can we just go over there” requests as we meandered around town looking for possible picture opportunities and hopefully this portrait reflects Alison and captures part of her character.

 

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Traverse Fifty – Writer pictures

The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh has a reputation for producing and presenting some of the best in new drama. This year marks fifty years since the theatre opened its doors in 1963 and to mark their anniversary the Theatre has offered 50 writers a year long attachment to the Traverse. Writers were invited to take part in a series of tailor-made writing events throughout 2013, including panel discussions and workshops. The year-long attachment will culminate in a new writing festival featuring some of the work developed by the Traverse Fifty throughout the year. At the end of the process three of the writers will be offered seed commissions.

To help support this the theatre took on fifty photographers each with the brief of producing a portrait of one of the fifty writers that they would be paired with and which would ultimately form part of an exhibition later in the year as part of the anniversary celebrations.

I was teamed up with Alison Carr. Alison is an award winning writer based in Newcastle and after I was put in touch with Alison we made contact and managed to get together and arrange a bit of a photo-shoot in Newcastle. Whilst the final picture that Alison and I chose for the exhibition in a couple of months must remain ‘unseen’ until then some of the other pictures from the shoot are below.

I’d like to say cheers to Alison for being a good sport and for putting up with my “can you just go here” and “can we just go over there” requests as I searched for possible picture opportunities as we meandered through Newcastle and hopefully the portrait will work well for the exhibition.

Alison’s  Website  and work can be seen by following this link.

 

Alison Carr, Writer

Alison Carr, Writer

Alison Carr, Writer

Alison Carr, Writer

  Alison Carr, Writer

Alison Carr, Writer