Kim Churchill features in Saturday's Newcastle Herald

Humble: Kim Churchill busks at The Famous Rock Shop to promote his new album, Weight Falls. Picture: Jonathan Carroll.
Humble: Kim Churchill busks at The Famous Rock Shop to promote his new album, Weight Falls. Picture: Jonathan Carroll.

“I love it, man,” rising indie folk music star Kim Churchill says of calling Newcastle home. “I don’t like to brag about it too much because I don’ want too many people to move here, but I reckon it’s one of the most special places right now.”

Churchill. 26, is the perfect poster boy for Newcastle’s booming creative movement. He’s just launched his first studio-backed album, Weight Falls, and is about to set out a national tour, followed by tours in Germany and the US in 2018.

Read the full story of Churchill’s rise to fame in the Weekender on Saturday.

Other top stories in Weekender include: 

Scott Bevan’s frank conversation with born and bred Novocastrian Kylie Loades, who is about to leave his position as chairman of the NRMA.

The ethos of fashion designer Renee Verdon which has seen her label VOUS grow from a ReNew Newcastle storefront to a successful stockist to various retail outlets.

And, last but not least, learn about a new exclusive Weekender holiday promotion: win an eight-day holiday for two to New Zealand by entering the competition and telling us in 25 words or less who you deserve a holiday.

Grab your copy of Saturday’s Newcastle Herald.