Emily Ingram

Freelance Journalist

United Kingdom

Emily Ingram is a Freelance Journalist from County Durham. She began writing for music blogs in 2014, before formally launching her career in journalism with an editorial post at NARC. Magazine in 2017.

Since then, she has completed a BA in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford and an MA in Gender Studies at the University of Manchester; gained a number of bylines in regional and national titles; and in 2021, released her first documentary with funding from Heritage Doncaster. She is now based in South Yorkshire.

Magazine | NARC. | May 2023

In this month's issue, I preview the stage adaption of I, Daniel Blake which is set to hit the Northern Stage in May, and chat with curator Matthew Jarratt about the North East Emerging Artist Award.

TRACK REVIEW: Maius Mollis - Feel It Hard

Big thief, Frankie Cosmos, Soccer Mommy - there certainly isn't a shortage of lo-fi melancholia at the moment. Whether she intends to or not, Maius Mollis takes her place among these artists with ease in Feel It Hard.

NARC. #193 April 2023

The April issue of NARC. magazine, the home of alternative music and culture in the North East. This month saw my return to the NARC. team with two track reviews and previews for Semi-Precious Fest and Northern Tape Festival.

From the Pits to the Pigeon Lofts

Pigeon racing was once understood as a pastime of the elite, but in the twentieth century it established firm roots in Britain’s mining communities – and the bird became known as 'the poor man’s racehorse'.

The Film Collective Born of Revolution

In the 1960s Britain saw the birth of a number of radical film collectives. Groups like Amber, the Leeds Animation Workshop, and the Sheffield Film Co-op were formed to create 'oppositional film': independent cinema that spanned documentary, fiction, and animation to capture remarkable moments in the history of the labour movement.

50 Years Since the Battle of Saltley Gate

At half-past five on Saturday 5 February 1972, Peter Clarney, a striking miner living in Barnsley, heard a knock at his door. He answered and was told to get a bag ready for six PM. When he asked where they were going, the response was vague: 'I don't know.

The 1972 Miners' Strike at 50

Fifty years ago today, miners across the United Kingdom walked out on strike. This decision sparked the use of flying pickets, country-wide power cuts, and a momentous period of industrial action: it was the first of two strikes that, by the close of 1974, would bring Edward Heath's Conservative government to its knees.

Remembering the Women's Pit Camps

On 15 October 1992, Brenda Nixon, a mother-of-two from Doncaster, appeared on the front page of a tabloid newspaper for the first time. Weeks earlier, she had begun drafting a letter to John Major about the dejected state of mining communities across Britain.

Militants in Marigolds: Documentaries that Chronicle Working-Class Women

In many ways, the working-class woman of 20th century Britain was a Cinderella figure. Mothers, daughters and wives would plug away on the sidelines, providing strong foundations upon which families and communities could flourish. They would then emerge in their droves during flurries of labour activism (such as the Miners' strike of 1984-'85, or Ford Dagenham in 1968) before receding, once again, into relative obscurity.

Morning Star
Could Covid-19 be the beginning of the end for fast fashion?

Fashion fans have rallied to the cause of local shops to support them during the pandemic over faceless online brands — and other have stopped shopping completely and started instead to repair clothes. EMILY INGRAM asks: will the #lovedclotheslast movement last?

NARC. Magazine
ALBUM REVIEW: Panda Bear - Buoys

Picture this: you've booked a remote island getaway, and are wandering up and down the beach. Your pockets are stuffed full of sand, shells and things that have washed up on the shore. You're not certain where your sandals went - oh, and you've taken a hefty dose of hallucinogens.

NARC. Magazine

Whether you're a Guerilla Girl or part of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, it seems that the namesake of an arts collective is often pretty central to the nature of their work. But for Newcastle-based up-and-comers MILK? Not so much.

NARC. Magazine
FEATURE: Empty Shop

Imagine the picture-postcard city of Durham: buried behind the bustle of its spindly streets, most would expect to find an arts scene as rich as the heritage of the place itself. But for quite some time, the absence of one all-encompassing cultural hub would stunt the growth of the artistically inclined, forcing them to move elsewhere.

NARC. Magazine

Emily Ingram catches a rare glimpse into the personal life of John Lydon, ahead of Public Image Ltd's gig at Newcastle's Riverside on Sunday 20th September.

FEATURE: ¡VAMOS! Festival Highlights

Over the last decade, the festival has held more wildly eccentric events than you can shake a maraca at, from live music and erratic fiestas to deeply innovative art exhibitions.