WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

A week of romance, retro vintage fairs, dazzling new soundtracks, half term history and Hedda Gabler...
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

FOR MUSIC…

18 FEBRUARY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Sophie Ellis-Bextor arrives in the North East this February in a celebration of her sensational new album, Familia. It’s her sixth studio album following her silver certified album, Wanderlust. She describes her new album as “the bolshier, more extrovert little sister to Wanderlust”. The dazzling new singles that make up the Familia soundtrack are set to wow audiences across the UK. People of the North East – don’t miss out at the Sage this February.

sagegateshead.com


FOR FAMILY…

FROM 18 FEBRUARY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Kick off February half term at Beamish. This Saturday, children are invited to a week long commemoration of the Washington Children’s Strike. To set the scene… Agricultural workers are signing up for war, there is naval warfare and a poor harvest, all of which are contributing to food shortages and high prices in Britain, leaving children hungry and dramatically losing weight. Things are about to change though as hungry pupils in Washington have had enough and are going on strike to campaign for free school meals! This week, your children can join in as they boycott school lessons and march to The Town to try to make a difference. Based on a real story, it’s fun, educational and will include lots of hands on activities.

beamish.org.uk


FOR FOOD…

14 FEBRUARY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

It’s the most romantic day of the year… so be sure to book a table for that special someone at Newcastle’s best-loved restaurant, Blackfriars. Treat your Valentine to a luxe lunch or a delicious dinner for two in the beautiful surrounds of the main restaurant. Fabulous food, wonderful wine and the perfect place for couples to celebrate their love of food as well as their love for one another.

blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk


FOR THEATRE…

FROM 16 FEBRUARY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

A comical, yet shockingly powerful exploration of the nature of identity comes to the Northern Stage this week. Hedda Gabler: This Is Not a Love Story is a brand new adaptation written and directed by Greyscale Artistic Director, Salma Dimitrijevic. It’s a true masterpiece – don’t miss out!

northernstage.co.uk


FOR SHOPPING…

19 FEBRUARY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

This Sunday, bag yourself some unique treats and trinkets at Gateshead Antiques, Vintage, Retro & Collectors Fair. This fabulous, feel-good shopping event held at Gateshead Stadium is an enchanting emporium of over 160 stalls bursting with handmade home furnishings, vintage jewellery, antique pieces, collectors items, clothing, watches and much much more. The stalls are open from 10am to 4pm, giving visitors chance to leisurely stroll around this wonderful collection of goodies that are quite often, worth something much more.

antiques-atlas.com

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