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REVIEW: Kieran Hurley: Heads Up @ Northern Stage, Newcastle


Theatre,Cuckoo Review

Cuckoo Review’s Antonia Cundy discovers Hurley’s theatrical apocalypse.


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Lightwater Valley have extended their £15 ticket offer until the end of June!


Outdoors,Family

What’s On North East readers can continue to take advantage of this fantastic deal for two more months!


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PREVIEW: MK Ultra @ Dance City, Newcastle


Dance,What's On

The Rosie Kay Dance Company enter the bizarre realm of pop culture and the Illuminati this week!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 1.5.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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REVIEW: Northern Platforms @ Dance City


Dance,Cuckoo Review

Faye Atkinson from Cuckoo Review took in three impressive performances from up and coming creative communities.


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REVIEW: Keep Dancing @ Newcastle Theatre Royal


Dance

A stunning evening that left everyone out of breath - and that was just the audience!


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Time Machines embarks on a journey through the ages at Palace Green Library from May


Museums,Heritage

The new exhibition explores the past and future through the works of writers such as H.G. Wells.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 24.4.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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REVIEW: Miller & Carter, Newcastle


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Proper Scrumptious' Laura Brown went all out for a Mother's Day treat and the steakhouse certainly delivered.


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REVIEW: Snake In The Grass @ The People's Theatre


Theatre,Cuckoo Review

Some unique twists kept Cuckoo Review's Jowita Krasik intrigued at this new production at the Newcastle-based theatre.


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Matilda is making its North East debut at Sunderland Empire


Theatre

The spellbinding, award-winning musical from the RSC arrives in May 2018!


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REVIEW: Rodney Graham @ BALTIC, Gateshead


Cuckoo Review,Art

Andrew Bailes of Cuckoo Review explores the fascinating wealth of work from the Canadian-born contemporary artist and musician.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 17.4.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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REVIEW: Educating Rita @ Gala Theatre, Durham


Theatre

Magnetic performances ground this take on Willy Russell's classic, as fresh, witty and relevant today as it was 35 years ago.


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REVIEW: West Side Story @ Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Stockton


Theatre

Pitch-perfect performances from the Darlington Operatic Society brought this classic musical to life.


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Durham Cathedral is the UK’s most popular cathedral!


Museums,Heritage

It’s the third accolade for the site in a couple of months.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 10.4.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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REVIEW: Tapas Revolution @ Eldon Square, Newcastle


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown really did discover a revolution in Spanish food and drink!


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REVIEW: Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour @ The Customs House, South Shields


Theatre,Cuckoo Review

Chloe Allan of Cuckoo Review went super-sleuthing and found a must for all Holmes fans.


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Stick Man Live comes to Tyne Theatre & Opera House in October


Theatre,Family

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s classic childrens’ book is being brought to life by Scamp Theatre!


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PREVIEW: Educating Rita @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham


Theatre

Willy Russell’s classic comic play is getting a new spin from the Gala!


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REVIEW: Murder by Gaslight @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle


Theatre

The art of storytelling is very much alive, even if the topic is rather, well, dead!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 3.4.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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Jersey Boys is swinging back to Sunderland Empire next March!


Theatre

The announcement comes after overwhelming demand for the first run of the smash production


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Auckland Castle are introducing free, weekly tours of Bishop Auckland!


Heritage

Volunteers will be diving into the past, present and future of the historic County Durham town from today


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REVIEW: Brick History @ Life Science Centre


Museums,Cuckoo Review

Georgia Knight of Cuckoo Review checked out Life's depiction of historical events.... entirely in LEGO!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 27.3.17)


What's On

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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REVIEW: Manny's Pizza Deli, Newcastle


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown indulged in pizza utopia from the Ridley Street joint.


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REVIEW: Hysteria @ Gala Theatre & Cinema


Theatre,Cuckoo Review

Gemma Corking of Cuckoo Review revelled in this surprisingly funny and ingenious take on Sigmund Freud's work and mental health.


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PREVIEW: The Green House/ Profundis @ Dance City


Dance

National Dance Company Wales is presenting a thrilling double-bill from two acclaimed choreographers in Newcastle this week.


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Jesterval returns this summer as part of Q Festival!


Comedy

Mitch Benn, Sara Pascoe, Ed Byrne and Paul Foot are among the first names announced!


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Lightwater Valley are offering What’s On readers entry for just £15!


Outdoors,Family

The theme park re-opens its doors at the beginning of April with four new attractions and more!


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The history of the Durham Light Infantry is being explored in a new exhibition


Museums,Heritage

The collection at the Palace Green Library will feature objects that have never been on display before.


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REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle


Theatre

Terri Heckley was mightily impressed by Tyne Theatre Productions' take on the classic musical!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 20.3.17)


What's On

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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Newcastle’s Victoria Tunnel is celebrating its 175th anniversary in April!


Heritage

The organisers are marking the anniversary by putting on a Victorian-themed party featuring the Lord Mayor and High Sheriff.


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REVIEW: Lord of the Flies @ The People’s Theatre, Newcastle


Theatre,Cuckoo Review

James Inkster of Cuckoo Review assesses a thought-provoking take on William Golding's classic tale.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 13.3.17)


What's On

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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REVIEW: Moonlight @ Tyneside Cinema


Film,Cuckoo Review

Tom Cooney of Cuckoo Review gives his verdict on the winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Picture.


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REVIEW: The Horne Section @ Gala Theatre & Cinema


Comedy

Andrew Bramfitt had to stop his sides from splitting when Alex Horne and co rolled into Durham!


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Sunderland Empire opens up its brand new Garden Place Bistro


Theatre,Food and drink

The Dress Circle front bar has also been renovated as part of a £500,000 investment in the theatre.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 5.3.17)


What's On

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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REVIEW: Toni Erdmann @ Tyneside Cinema


Film,Cuckoo Review

The day after an American remake was announced, Simon Ramshaw saw the singularly German comedy Toni Erdmann for Cuckoo Review.


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Rod Stewart is performing at Durham County Cricket Club in June


Music

It’s one of only two mainland dates that Rod is doing this year!


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100,000 snowdrops are being planted at Wallington this week!


Outdoors,Heritage

You can help make the already impressive display even better this February half term.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 27.2.17)


What's On

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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ROX are helping you pick the perfect Newcastle proposal spot


Family

The jewellers have devised an interactive map to make that magical moment all the more special


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PREVIEW: The Horne Section @ Gala Theatre & Cinema


Comedy

Alex Horne and his band of merry men are set to knock your socks off!


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REVIEW: The Circus of Horrors: Never-Ending Nightmare @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


Theatre

Barry Quinn enjoyed a night of otherworldly professionalism and a fiery finale.


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Could your dog star in La Boheme at the Sunderland Empire?


Theatre

Ellen Kent needs a North East dog to help star in her latest opera production!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 20.2.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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REVIEW: The Empty Nesters' Club @ Gala Theatre, Durham


Theatre

Andrew Bramfitt reviews the latest production by award-winning writer John Godber.


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What's On Next Week (w/c 13.2.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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Tapas Revolution comes to Newcastle this month!


Food and drink

Spanish TV chef Omar Allibhoy - "the Antonio Banderas of cooking" - is bringing his restaurant to Eldon Square.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 6.2.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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Alan Shearer, ROX and Hublot team up to auction unique watch for charity


Adults

Members on the public can bid for the unique watch, with all the proceeds going to the Alan Shearer Foundation.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 23.1.16)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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Get 10% off at Nudo Sushi Box when you register online now


Food and drink

If you live in the NE1-NE8 areas you could get a nice little discount from the mouth-watering sushi joint...


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 16.1.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 9.1.17)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 26.12.16)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 19.12.16)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 12.12.16)


What's On

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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Jack and the Beanstalk @ Gala Theatre


Family

Amanda Tutin checked out this year's hilarious panto at the Gala


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Bongo's Bingo debuts in Newcastle this Friday @ Boiler Shop!


Adults

There is nothing quite like Bongo’s Bingo, one of the most fun, funniest and bonkers ways to spend an evening, a phenomenon which is spreading across the UK to now include Newcastle too,


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NGI are searching for a Development Manager


What's On

The role will be critical in fundraising for 2018’s Great Exhibition of the North


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 5.12.16)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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Festive Theatrical Treats!


What's On

We’re highlighting a couple of the best festive-themed productions for all the family that are just a little bit different from your usual panto mould.


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The Big Panto Roundup!


What's On

It’s pantomime season once again and as usual the region has more than its fair share of pantomimes to help you get into that festive spirit – we’ve rounded up the best here for you to take your pick.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 28.11.16)


What's On

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 21.11.16)


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If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 14.11.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What’s On This Week! (w/c 7.11.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 31.10.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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Get your fix of fright - Eight things to do this Halloween


Outdoors,Adults,Family,What's On

With so much going on this Halloween we've done the hard work for you and picked out eight spook-tacular events to get your fix of fright.


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What's On Next Week! (w/c 24.10.16)


What's On

Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What’s On This Week! (w/c 17.10.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 10.10.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 3.10.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 26.9.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 19.9.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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The Fighting Bradfords @ Gala Durham


Theatre,Heritage

An affecting yet inspiring portrayal of a remarkable family of war heroes from County Durham.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 12.9.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What's On Next Week! (w/c 5.9.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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10 FREE Heritage Open Day Highlights


Museums,Outdoors,Science,Adults,Music,Food and drink,Family,Heritage,What's On

From 8 -11 September 2016, thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. All for free. We've trawled the list of all 359 events taking place in the north east and picked out 10 stand out things to do.


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What's On This Week! (w/c 29.8.16)


What's On

Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What's On Next Week! (w/c 22.8.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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What's On Next Week! (w/c 15.8.16)


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Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain @ The Bowes Museum


Museums

Shoe enthusiast Amanda Tutin attended "Shoes: Pleasure and Pain" at The Bowes Museum. Find out what she thought of the exhibition.


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What's On Next Week! (w/c 8.8.16)


What's On

Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!


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Durham Cathedral in LEGO


Family,Heritage

For the last three years Durham Cathedral have been building a 300,000 brick LEGO model of their Cathedral, and there's less than two weeks left before they complete the build!


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Kynren - An Epic Tale of England


Outdoors,Theatre,Music,Family

Under a full moon, inside a meander of the River Wear, with the silhouette of Auckland Castle as a backdrop, 2000 years of history sprang to life as Kynren – An epic tale of England was told for the first time.


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Cluedunnit? @ The Undercroft Restaurant, Durham Cathedral


Crime,Adults,Food and drink

On a clear spring evening, deep in the crypts of Durham Cathedral, the aftermath of a horrific act of multiple murder unfolded in front of us.


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Father John Misty @ Sage Gateshead


Music

In front of a packed-out crowd of worshippers, the Father certainly delivered with this sermon.


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Bright Club Newcastle @ The Stand Comedy Club


Comedy,Science,Adults

The recent news that the NERC are wavering on naming their shiny new research vessel RSS Boaty McBoatface may have given the impression that scientists can't take a joke. Bright Club proved however, from this sample size at least, that they can certainly dish them out.


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Peppa Pig’s Surprise @ Darlington Civic Theatre


Theatre,Family

As soon as children hear the distinct ‘Peppa Pig *snort*’ theme tune on the television, it sends them stir crazy with anticipation of the latest episode and the Peppa Pig live show at Darlington Civic Theatre at the weekend was no exception.


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REVIEW: Kieran Hurley: Heads Up @ Northern Stage, Newcastle

Cuckoo Review’s Antonia Cundy discovers Hurley’s theatrical apocalypse.

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Lightwater Valley have extended their £15 ticket offer until the end of June!

What’s On North East readers can continue to take advantage of this fantastic deal for two more months!

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