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Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle Book

Stunning North East photography by Daniel Dent

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GEORDIE PRINTS

Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle Book

Toon! Toon! Black & White Army… Geordie prints to make your walls look geet mint.

NORTH EAST GIFTS

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Wor Angel Range
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Angel Of The North

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NORTH EAST FLAGS

Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle Book

Show your North East pride with products featuring regional and county flags.

CITY HALL RANGE

Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle Book

The very popular and collectable Newcastle City Hall range featuring iconic vintage ticket designs.

NORTH EAST BOOKS

All Books

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OTHER ITEMS

Playing Cards

ERA BOOKS

Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle Book

Relive Newcastle in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with these fantastic books.

GREETINGS CARDS

All Greetings Cards

Mother’s Day Cards

Mam Cards

Dad Cards

Other Family

General Birthday Cards

Wedding, Anniversary, Baby

Leaving, Get Well, Good Luck etc

Geordie Poetry

Age Cards

Love & Valentine’s Day

PICTURE CARDS

North East Photo Cards

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MyWorld PopArt Cards

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MAM CARDS

Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle Book

Get your ma a card that says MAM and not mum!

Quick Questions With… Inspiratori (Sofia Barton)

Jul 5, 2018 | Our Sellers and Artists

Inspiratori aka Sofia Barton is one of our latest artists at North East Gifts.

Her  blend of fantasy, SciFi, Victorian and Eastern flavours, mixed with a hint of North East passion, make her products truly unique.

ABOUT YOU

  • Where were you born? Newcastle in the west end.
  • Where do you live now? Still Newcastle. I couldn’t help it, I moved back to this friendly city…
  • Where else have you lived? I moved to Edinburgh and had planned to remain there.
  • Are your products your main job? At the moment they are part time while I look after my two year old. I only get to work when he’s asleep, between tasks at home.
  • How did you get into making your own products? A friend suggested I do the entrepreneur programme with The Prince’s Trust. So after juggling some childcare I managed to get a week to work on the programme. I knew I wanted to sell art, but if it wasn’t for the start up grant to get my printer, or the mentorship for two years, I would have struggled.
  • What was your first product? My first painting I sold was my fire wolf at an exhibition at Wildflower Café. It was by the best painting I’ve done I think. A lot of passion went into it.
  • What’s your favourite product? At the moment I’m loving the Fog on the Tyne prints in the teacup. I’m obsessed with tea being British and I love drawing scenes in them with gold Victorian details.
  • What’s coming up for you? I have a Night Market coming up where I’m trading called ‘Cabinet of Curiosities ‘ Ill be selling some old Victorian themed prints. I also have a residency with Nasty Women North East with my Asian Bride paintings exploring oppression, homophobia and violence in Indian culture.
  • Best and worst things about being an NE creative? I absolutely love the community and friendliness that the North East brings. I feel there’s a unique and united culture.

LOVES

  • Favourite NE landmark? Vampire Rabbit.
  • Favourite NE restaurant/bar/cafe? Tyneside Cinema
  • Other NE creatives/brands you love? Wotmalike, Lines Behind, Alan Reed… there’s so many great creatives in the NE.
  • Any hobbies or weird interests? Love anything Victorian and baroque. Love Japanese movies such as Studio Ghibli and old school rock.

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