Entertainment

In October 2019, Spark turned 10 so across the year we’re popping in to some schools and colleges and giving them a go at taking over the Spark Airwaves for 60 minutes.   Hartlepool Sixth Form College were brave enough to go first so we let them choose the music and gave them a few […]

No Time For Reason are joining us live again in the studio ahead of their massive gig at O2 Academy Newcastle next Thursday! Check out the event page here

Sunderland’s emerging talents will be showcased at Independent as part of Independent Venue Week     Independent Venue Week is a unique nationwide initiative working with local music venues across the UK providing a local feel to every event. Funded by Arts Council England and the wider music industry and global brands, Independent is one of […]

  Hello and welcome to the first-ever series of ECO-Logical on Spark. The only radio programme in the North East entirely dedicated to environmental issues. You can catch up on all the interviews below.  

Halloween is long over, Christmas is upon us, which means the festivities may begin and we can enjoy the run up to the best time of the year (ignore the scrooges amongst us!) Blue Genie Entertainment is back in the Playhouse, Whitley Bay for their eleventh pantomime season with ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’. Local Panto […]

The Walking dead roam the streets of Sunderland! You couldn’t miss the giant tentacles appearing from buildings last week on the run up to halloween. This along with activities and workshops for all the family was part of the first ever #LightsOut Festival in the city centre of Sunderland. To end the Festival more than […]

This year, Sunderland welcomed people in the hundreds of thousands for the annual event that every year – brings the best pilots, planes and attractions to the coastline of sunerland. With displays from teams such as the RAF Typhoon, Broncos, The swiss PC-7 team, and the outstanding Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight (to name but […]

As Britain gears up for another summer of festivals, work experience student Ewan Wishart looks back on his first festival experience. Last summer I set off for my first experience of a music festival. Anticipation had been building from the moment the line-up of ‘Leeds fest’ was revealed. Ultimately, among my peers, it had been […]


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