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The personality of a Newcastle-born man who created the first circus 250 years ago is being brought to life by a local film legend.
Emeritus professor, film-maker, writer and actor, Ray Johnson MBE, is performing extracts from the personal memoirs of Jacob de Castro, who worked for Philip Astley as a comic actor for many years, for the first time at the Brampton Museum.Read More
John Sellgren has left the Newcastle Borough Council by mutual consent after seven years as Chief Executive.
A statement from the Council said: “We would like to place on record our thanks for John’s efforts during his seven years with us. The Council recently had its first all-out elections and the new administration has an ambitious manifesto and many significant projects to deliver in the years ahead.
An internationally acclaimed magician and illusionist showed off his circus skills during judging days in two horticultural competitions.
Andrew Van Buren, who is from Silverdale, performed plate spinning and encouraged people to get involved in Queen’s Gardens, Newcastle, as regional and national Britain in Bloom judges completed their tours on 25 and 31 July.Read More