Ambershift are a Durham-based band made up of Dave, Ben, Andy and Phil.
Their new album 'Ambershift' is out from July 26th 2010.
The lads just before a gig in Newcastle. We asked them about their name, the new album and the music scene in North East England and beyond.
Jack Tarling is an award winning film producer with over twenty short films to his name, and founder of Shudder Films.
You can vote for his film 'Assessment' in the London Best of Borough film competition from here: http://filmlondon.org.uk/best_of_boroughs/assessment
Jon Noble is The Cultural Thing's podcast. Each month he brings us the best, worst and most interesting from the world of downloads.
This month, amongst other things, he takes a look at how the World Cup 2010 is being reported in different parts of the world.
Peter Flanagan is a fine art painter who has work on display all over the north east England region and beyond. Also, he has painting within the Royal Household and with Tony Blair.
The Cultural Thing interviewed Peter about his work, but, since he once taught Fine Art at Newcastle College, we started off by asking him if anyone can learn to paint.
The Lumsdale Theatre Arts School has been going for thirty years. The Cultural Thing spoke with Caren, the school's founder - and the rest of her staff - about the school. The amazing success it has had with its past students, why boy dancers are more exciting than girl dancers, and the up and coming Dance Showcase at The Royal Albert Hall in London next year.
Film Editor, Neil Lenthall gives his take on three choice films for 'The Cultural Thing' This month: 'Le Fils' 'The Day The Earth Caught Fire' and 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford'
Love or hate his choices, you have to admit, Neil knows his stuff!
Jackie Lyness is a painter of two extremes. Her work comprises of detailed pen and ink studies created with great detail. However, she is also happy to splash paint around and makre more abstract artworks.
The Cultural Thing spoke to Jackie and her work.