What’s On This Week! (w/c 7.11.16)

Posted on November 2nd 2016 by indigo

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

Monday 7th November
The Rocky Horror Show @ Sunderland Empire

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Yes, the world’s favourite rock’n’roll musical is back by popular demand and even after 40 years it’s still packed with fountains of fun and more than its fair share of naughty moments. If you’re not familiar with the story, it follows Brad and his fiancé Janet, two squeaky clean youngsters who meet Dr Frank’n’Furter by chance after their car breaks down. It’ll make them rethink each other and themselves in an adventure neither of them – or any of the audience – will ever forget!

Tuesday 8th November
Scale in Contemporary Art @ Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

The Laing Art Gallery are currently exhibiting Rosie Morris’ work Circles Are Slices of Squares, and to coincide with the display, Dr Rachel Wells from Newcastle University will be giving a talk exploring the significance of size in contemporary art. Wells will be talking about why contemporary art is so obsessed with scale, looking at the theatrics of having a huge installation and defying what could be considered ‘life sized.’ It’ll make you think that size really does matter.

Wednesday 9th November
The Catherine Tate Show @ Newcastle City Hall

In her super popular TV sketch show, comedienne and actress Catherine Tate created some of the UK’s most recognisable and funny characters of the last decade, and now she’s reviving them all for a brand new UK tour, which comes to Newcastle this week. Expect to see all of your favourite characters in brand new adventures and sketches that’ll make you remember why The Catherine Tate Show was must-see TV. ‘Am I bovvered?’ Yes we are.

Thursday 10th November
Eye in the Sky @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Drones have been in the news a lot lately, both for bad and more positive reasons. But in Eye in the Sky, we’re asked to question the morality of drones used for military warfare. The always brilliant Helen Mirren stars and Colonel Katherine Powell, who is in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. But when a little girl enters the line of fire, she finds herself in the middle of an international dispute. This gripping thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat, but it’ll also make you question the implications of modern warfare.

Friday 11th November
Goldilocks and the Three Bears @ Theatre Royal Newcastle

Who’s been sitting in my chair? Hopefully no-one when you come to see this delightful performance from Northern Ballet! Following the success of their adaptations of The Ugly Duckling, 3 Little Pigs and the Tortoise & The Hare – as well as their CBeebies TV adaptations – the company are back to put another magical spin on a classic fairy tale. It’s a fine opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of dance, music and live theatre with a story everyone knows and loves.

Saturday 12th November
Scattered – Motionhouse @ Dance City, Newcastle

Scattered has been touring the country for a whole 7 years and has received standing ovations wherever it’s been – what more motivation could you possibly need to get down to Dance City on Saturday and see one of Motionhouse’s best performances? Performed on a huge curved floor, the dancers move on and through the structure, imitating both the beauty and savagery of water. It’s quite difficult to get across how spectacular the show really is – it’s one that really does have to be seen to be believed.

Sunday 13th November
Festive Gift Fair @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Sunday officially marks 6 weeks until it’s Christmas! Don’t panic though, there’s somewhere you can go to help ease off the strain of Christmas shopping: Belsay Hall. All weekend they’re hosting a fair with a number of different specialist crafts and unique locally produced gifts, and it’s all designed to give you a more relaxed and pleasurable shopping experience. If that wasn’t enough, you can also indulge in a few winter treats, including tea and cakes in the tea room, and why not take a stroll around Belsay’s beautiful winter gardens while you’re there?


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