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Lonely Planet: Newcastle one of the hottest cities in the world!?

October 31st, 2010 19 Comments

Sometimes something so amazing happens that you pinch yourself. As regular readers — and irregular ones, anyone who has known me or met me or had the misfortune to be stuck next to me in transit for an hour  — will know if i have one obsession in life it’s with my home town of Newcastle. […]

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Renew Newcastle on Sunday Arts Video

July 6th, 2009 2 Comments

The Renew Newcastle project that i have been working on in my home town of Newcastle was featured on the ABC TV Sunday’s Arts program. Over the course of the last 6 month or so we’ve set up a scheme that has taken over nearly 20 formerly empty buildings in Newcastle and made them available […]

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Lost at E Minor on Renew Newcastle

June 28th, 2009 1 Comment

Zac Zavos, the publisher (along with his New York based brother Zolton) of the fantastic cultural guide Lost at E Minor and the excellent sports site The Roar is one of our tenants at The Clinic as part of Renew Newcastle. He recently wrote a nice little post about his involvement in the process: I […]

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Renew Newcastle : from rant to reality

February 9th, 2009 14 Comments

It is very rare in your life that you have the opportunity to see something you truly believe in come to fruition. I’m full of ideas, daydreams, and all manner of things that i am prone to crapping on about loudly after a few too many drinks. It is very rare to witness them actually […]

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