Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Young Ones

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Young Ones

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Over the course of the next year, 13 budding writers will be covering all forms of the arts for the Chronicle.

From theatre and cinema reviews, to gigs, CDs, books and exhibitions, our team will be out and about across the region.

And seven returning reviewers will also be helping out again as we attempt to get as much covered throughout the region as possible and encourage creative writing.

Once again the Arts Council England, North East is supporting the scheme.

Today we introduce you to our new team.

Emma Wales, 24, consumer advice officer, of Jesmond, Newcastle.

"Why I want to be a young reviewer: As an avid reader of music and theatre reviews and regular attendee at events in the region, I feel that the young reviewer competition would present me with the opportunity to combine my passion for the two. I enjoy all aspects of the arts, particularly local gigs and theatre, and believe that it's important to promote new and local talent. I also feel it is crucial that young people in the region are given the chance to express their opinion and this competition is an ideal and exciting outlet."

Alexander Hope, 19, BA English Literature student, of Forest Hall.

"I thoroughly enjoy reviewing and analysing genres that the young reviewers' competition covers."

Andrew Richardson, 21, studying BA in English and film, of Stanley, County Durham.

"I started writing film and album reviews for my student newspaper last year. I loved trying to put the world to rights in 200-300 words."

Francesca Dent, 13, student, of Medomsley, Consett, County Durham.

"When I leave school I hope to become a journalist. This experience would be a great opportunity for me to have first-hand knowledge and I wish to develop skills and learn new techniques to become a better writer."

Angela Wormald, 22, studying journalism, of Heaton, Newcastle.

"Going to gigs, plays and exhibitions has always been a big part of my life. This opportunity would give me the chance to carry on doing what I have a real passion for."

Charlie Bramley, 19, music production student, of Glebe, in Washington.

"It would allow me to express my passionate opinions in a way in which others can read and enjoy. …

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