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Preview: Robinson Crusoe


Theatre

From the team that brought you the Gala Theatre’s biggest-selling pantomime ever Jack and the Beanstalk comes the swashbuckling tale of Robinson Crusoe.


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Review: Darlington Operatic Society show


Theatre

The perfect blend of old and new is an ideal way to celebrate the opening of Darlington’s New Hippodrome.


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PREVIEW: TONIGHT - Breaking Down The Barriers North East Festival Unveils New Live Music Campaign For Disabled Musicians


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The region's “festival for everyone” and UK leader for disabled access has united with its partners and the much loved independent music venue The Cluny to roll out a new live music initiative in the region.


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PREVIEW: Christmas lights switch on @ Manor Walks


Outdoors

Its the most wonderful time of the year...(almost), watch Manor Walks light up this year with festive Christmas spirit!


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NT Live Hamlet @ The Gala Theatre


Theatre

Shakespeare’s 400-year-old tragedy was given a new lease of life once more in 2015. The most highly anticipated production of Hamlet this side of the 17th century had none other than Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch at the helm and encompassing the eponymous role. But was this match to be? That really is the question.


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PREVIEW-Bite Sized Opera Packs a Punch this Autumn


Theatre

Opera North is bringing six short operas to Newcastle Theatre Royal in November, brief in length but breathtakingly big on emotion and perfect for the uninitiated. Catch the Little Greats season 8 - 11 November 2017 and be swept away.
Award-winning Opera North’s season of brand new productions offers six powerful operatic experiences in miniature. Love and hate, joy and sadness, courage and fear, trust and jealousy, kindness and cruelty – this is an opera season like no other.


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PREVIEW: Phill Jupitus @ The Maltings, Berwick


Comedy

Top comedian Phill’s back with a brand new show! Expect adult themes, delivered childishly.


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PREVIEW: Tango Moderno @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


Dance

Vincent and Flavia are set to whip up a sumptuous storm.


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PREVIEW: Dance Edits @ Dance City


Dance

Expect the unexpected with a series of shorts from some of the region’s finest talents.


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PREVIEW: Private Lives @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


Theatre

Noël Coward’s razor-sharp play is getting a new tour thanks to London Classic Theatre.


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PREVIEW: Hairspray @ Sunderland Empire


Theatre

Join Tracy Turnbald once again for singing, dancing and a whole lot of big hair!


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PREVIEW: Muddy Roads 10k @ Wynyard Hall


Outdoors

Fancy a long-distance run with a difference? Step this way...


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 25.9.17)


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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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PREVIEW: Gilbert O’Sullivan @ Newcastle City Hall


Music

The legendary singer and pianist is celebrating 50 years in showbiz.


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PREVIEW: West Side Story @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


Theatre

The Tyne Theatre Productions team are set to celebrate the theatre’s 150th birthday in style!


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PREVIEW: 1867 @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


Theatre

27 Productions are sending you back through time for a top-secret, immersive experience.


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PREVIEW: Andy Parsons @ The Maltings, Berwick


Comedy

The comedian known for Mock The Week is set to tackle all of life’s biggest issues. And get a good old laugh out of them.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 18.9.17)


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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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PREVIEW: 1940s Canteen Party @ Life Science Centre


Food and drink,Family

Step back in time for a party like no other!


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REVIEW: Young Frankenstein @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle


Theatre

Andrew Bramfitt witnesses a side-splitting adaptation of Mel Brooks' classic horror spoof!


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REVIEW: Dining @ Colonel Porter’s Emporium, Newcastle


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown of Proper Scrumptious checked out this unique new eatery on Tyneside.


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REVIEW: NT Live: Yerma @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham


Theatre,Film

Gemma Corking witnesses the spellbinding Billie Piper in a modern adaptation of Lorca’s classic.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 11.9.17)


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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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PREVIEW: An Evening With Dan Cruickshank @ The Maltings, Berwick


Outdoors,Heritage

The TV historian and raconteur will be giving an insight into his well-travelled world.


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PREVIEW: Sam Bailey @ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


Music

The X Factor and ‘Chicago’ star is on a brand new tour!


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REVIEW: Wilderness Way @ mima, Middlesbrough


Museums,Cuckoo Review,Art

Sarah Burgess of Cuckoo Review discovered a fascinating exhibition looking into a specific area of Margaret Thatcher’s leadership.


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PREVIEW: Heritage Open Days @ Durham Cathedral


Heritage

A chance to delve even deeper into the rich heritage of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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What’s On Next Week (w/c 4.9.17)


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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 28.8.17)


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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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PREVIEW: Don Giovanni @ The Maltings, Berwick


Theatre,Music

One of Mozart’s most enduring tales gets a modern twist for Berwick Festival Opera.


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PREVIEW: Young Frankenstein @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle


Theatre

Mel Brooks’ classic spoof is headed to Newcastle before its premiere on the West End!


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REVIEW: The Clockwork Garden @ The Bowes Museum


Museums,Family,Cuckoo Review

Sarah Burgess went to check out the interactive exhibition from House of Fairy Tales.


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REVIEW: Grease: Drive-In Cinema @ Wynyard Hall


Outdoors,Film

Gemma Corking experienced the classical musical in full 50s fashion as she pulled up to Wynyard Hall.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 21.8.17)


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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: Lunch @ Oven Restaurant, Darlington


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown of Proper Scrumptious discovered a dinnertime delight.


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REVIEW: A Judgement In Stone @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle


Theatre,Cuckoo Review

Carla Melaco of Cuckoo Review was transported back in time 40 years, but found Ruth Rendell’s mystery to be pertinent to today.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 14.8.17)


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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: Dunkirk @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle


Film,Cuckoo Review

As good as Christopher Nolan’s finest? Simon Ramshaw of Cuckoo Review went to find out.


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PREVIEW: Anglo-Saxon Family Fun Weekend @ Durham Cathedral


Outdoors,Family,Heritage

Your chance to learn more and get hands on with some real Anglo-Saxons!


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PREVIEW: Grease Drive-In Screening @ Wynyard Hall


Film

A musical classic is given a suitably 50s twist this month!


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REVIEW: The Bay Horse, Heighington


Food and drink

Laura Brown of Proper Scrumptious checked out a hidden steakhouse gem.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 7.8.17)


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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PREVIEW: Make-A-Saurus @ Life Science Centre, Newcastle


Family,Art

Need a boredom buster this summer holiday? This could be it!


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PREVIEW: Family Fun @ Lightwater Valley


Family

Mister Maker and Andy Day are both headed to the theme park this month!


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PREVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles @ Sunderland Empire


Theatre

It’ll have you proud that ‘I Am What I Am’!


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REVIEW: Tipsy Tea @ 97 & Social, Newcastle


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown of Proper Scrumptious checked out a twist on Afternoon Tea in Jesmond.


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PREVIEW: Clockwork Garden Live @ The Bowes Museum


Museums,Outdoors,Family

Expect a weekend of wonderment from The House of Fairy Tales, linking to their Clockwork Garden exhibition.


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PREVIEW: The Cinema Years @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


Film

Over four days, the Tyne Theatre will celebrate fifty years of the Stoll Picture House with films, talks and more.


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What’s On Next Week (w/c 31.7.17)


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: Theseus Beefcake @ Dance City, Newcastle


Dance,Cuckoo Review

Sarah Burgess of Cuckoo Review went to check out PanicLab’s latest as part of the Curious? Festival.


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REVIEW: The Smokehouse, Bishop Auckland


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown of Proper Scrumptious discovered an unassuming meat-lover’s heaven.


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PREVIEW: Knight’s Tournament @ Tynemouth Priory


Family,Heritage

Prepare for two days of epic clashes - Medieval style!


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PREVIEW: Wonderfolk @ Woodhorn Museum


Museums,Family

Will you be able to discover more about the magical beings that live beneath the museum?


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 24.7.17)


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: Gin Festival @ Wynyard Hall


Food and drink

Laura Brown sampled delights both familiar and unusual with some incredibly knowledgeable experts


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REVIEW: Jane Eyre @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


Theatre

Gemma Corking discovered an exciting new adaptation of an old classic


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REVIEW: The Stonebridge Inn, Durham


Food and drink

Laura Brown of Proper Scrumptious enjoyed a proper good Sunday Lunch.


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PREVIEW: Morgan & West @ Arts Centre Washington


Comedy,Family

Spiffing! The marvellous magic duo return for a special family performance!


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PREVIEW: BRASS Festival events @ Durham Cathedral


Music

From jazz in the Undercroft to a unique Venetian experience, prepare to think differently about brass.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 10.7.17)


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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PREVIEW: Theseus Beefcake @ Dance City, Newcastle


Dance

Paniclab are set to delve into the dark maze of masculinity.


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PREVIEW: Rory Bremner: Partly Political @ The Maltings, Berwick


Comedy

The legendary impressionist is back on tour, and he’s trying to make sense of it all.


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PREVIEW: Somme 100 @ The Witham


Heritage,Film

A must-see screening of a new restoration of one of the greatest achievements in British cinematic history.


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PREVIEW: Combustion @ Queens Hall Arts, Hexham


Theatre

Asif Khan’s new play is set to be an explosive examination of being young and Muslim in Britain.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 3.7.17)


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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: Josephine Bowes: A Woman of Taste and Influence @ The Bowes Museum


Museums,Cuckoo Review

Roisin Corbett of Cuckoo Review discovered more about the museum’s founder.


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REVIEW: Marco Pierre White Bar & Grill, Newcastle


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown of Proper Scrumptious discovered there was more to MPW than just steaks.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 26.6.17)


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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 Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


Theatre,Cuckoo Review

Roisin Corbett of Cuckoo Review is hard pushed to think of a better production.


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REVIEW: The Very Hungry Caterpillar @ The Majestic Theatre, Darlington


Theatre,Family

A clever, engaging production bringing together four of Eric Carle's best-loved works.


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Tyne Theatre & Opera House are searching for your picture house memories


Film

Got a memory of the Stoll Picture Theatre? Now’s your chance to document a slice of history!


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REVIEW: Under Milk Wood @ The People’s Theatre, Newcastle


Theatre

Andrew Bramfitt discovered an adaptation faithful to the BBC’s 1954 production.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 19.6.17)


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: Holly Hendry @ BALTIC


Cuckoo Review,Art

Gillian Rodgers of Cuckoo Review checked out ‘Wrot’, the latest exhibition from a talented artist.


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REVIEW: Afternoon Tea @ Wynyard Hall


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown tested the sweet and savoury delights of Wynyard's traditional PM tea. And a dippy egg.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 12.5.17)


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: The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize @ Sunderland Museum & Winter Garden


Museums,Cuckoo Review,Art

Faye Atkinson of Cuckoo Review discovered some fascinating work centring on faces from all walks of life.


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The Bowes Museum are celebrating their 125th anniversary this month!


Museums,Family,Heritage

They're putting on a huge programme of festivities and exhibitions to help celebrate!


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Lindisfarne are headlining this year’s Northumberland Miners’ Picnic!


Museums,Music,Family

The North East legends will head up the historic event at Woodhorn Museum.


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PREVIEW: Scorched @ Arts Centre Washington


Theatre

Open Sky will present an extraordinary, time-hopping true story of dementia, war and the Sahara.


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What’s On Next Week! (5.6.17)


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: Russell Kane @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


Comedy,Cuckoo Review

Sophie Smith of Cuckoo Review was bowled over by the comedian’s engaging, witty and thoughtful show.


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REVIEW: Out of Order @ Newcastle Theatre Royal


Theatre

Andrew Bramfitt delighted in Ray Cooney's exquisite political farce.


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REVIEW: Best of British Spring Fayre @ Wynyard Hall


Outdoors,Food and drink,Family,Proper Scrumptious

From amazing food and drink to top quality entertainment, Laura Brown checked out what was on offer.


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PREVIEW: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time @ Newcastle Theatre Royal


Theatre

Mark Haddon’s beloved book returns for another spellbinding adaptation!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 29.5.17)


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: Mixtape @ The Dun Cow, Sunderland


Theatre,Music,Cuckoo Review

Georgia Knight of Cuckoo Review left on a high as the unique musical theatre show temporarily relocated to Wearside.


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PREVIEW: Smother @ Dance City


Dance

201 Dance bring their thrilling, critically acclaimed latest work to Newcastle.


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PREVIEW: Katy Brand: I Was A Teenage Christian @ The Maltings, Berwick


Comedy

The comedian is set to explore a pretty unexpected side to her past in her latest hit stand-up tour.


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REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road (Black & Chrome Edition) @ Tyneside Cinema


Film,Cuckoo Review

Josh Teggert of Cuckoo Review investigates what a change in palette does for the critically-acclaimed action film.


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Belsay Hall is celebrating its 200th anniversary this month!


Museums,Family,Heritage,Art

The Bank Holiday celebrations will follow a spectacular local quilt exhibition.


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REVIEW: The Garden House Inn, Durham


Food and drink,Proper Scrumptious

Laura Brown of Proper Scrumptious might have discovered her new favourite Durham eatery…


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PREVIEW: The ‘Best Of British’ Spring Fayre @ Wynyard Hall


Family

Across two days, the Hall plays host to a staggering amount of activities and stalls for both adults and kids alike!


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 15.5.17)


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: A Machine They’re Secretly Building @ Northern Stage


Cuckoo Review

Roisin Corbett of Cuckoo Review checked out the artistic look at surveillance through the ages.


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RURA, Kathryn Tickell and more are headed to Hexham Gathering 2017


Music

Folkestra, Eryn Rae and 4th Generation are also set for the festival in venues across the Tyne Valley!


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PREVIEW: Count Arthur Strong @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


Comedy

One of the country’s most illustrious entertainers returns for a musical spectacular! Or something like that.


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What’s On Next Week! (w/c 8.5.17)


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: 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)


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: 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)


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: 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)


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: 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)


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: 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)


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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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


WhatsOn Blog

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


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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)


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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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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


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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!


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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!


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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)


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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 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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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)


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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 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)


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


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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)


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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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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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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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From the team that brought you the Gala Theatre’s biggest-selling pantomime ever Jack and the Beanstalk comes the swashbuckling tale of Robinson Crusoe.

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Review: Darlington Operatic Society show

The perfect blend of old and new is an ideal way to celebrate the opening of Darlington’s New Hippodrome.

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