WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Your bank holiday weekend starts right here - packed with nostalgic tunes, freaky family fun, a foodie fest, mad hatters and arty goods.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

FOR MUSIC…

25 MAY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

The Beach Boys are BACK… at Sage Gateshead this Thursday. Joined by special guest John Stamos, it promises to be a nostalgic night to remember. Embracing that same bold imagination and feel-good factor that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago, hits will include Fun Fun Fun, I Get Around, California Girls and Good Vibrations. Led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, along with Scott Totten, Tim Bonhomme, Jon Cowsill, Jeffrey Foskett and Brian Eichenberger, the Beach Boys will be joined by actor John Stamos, star of many US TV series and motion pictures. He’s toured with the band since the nineties and brings bounds of energy to the stage. Book up now for a nostalgic night of happy hits.

sagegateshead.com


FOR FAMILY…

27 MAY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

May marks 120 years since Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula was published. To celebrate, Newcastle Castle is holding a day of frightening fun for the whole family! Spooktacular Saturday invites vampire-hunters to the grounds of the castle to explore the passageways and ante-chambers of the Keep, as part of a thrilling children’s trail. You might even be spooked by Dracula himself along the trail. For the creative-minded, the Black Gate will play host to vampire-themed arts, crafts and take-away-with-you goodies – the perfect entertainment for little ones. Author R.A. Browell will give a reading from The Carfax Chronicles at 2pm – a new series of fantasy fiction, set to be a hit with youngsters! A spectacular, scary Saturday – and the perfect way to celebrate the bank holiday in spooky style.

newcastlecastle.co.uk


FOR FOOD…

27 & 28 MAY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Celebrate the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking this weekend with Malton Food Lovers Festival. Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s food capital, this year’s event is set to be the biggest festival yet. If the delicious street food and stalls aren’t enough, Levi Roots, the new Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith and other celebrity chefs with be giving demos and cookery lessons alongside craft beer and cider, live music and family entertainment. Held in the Inntravel Cookery Theatre at the Milton Rooms, there will also be the NFU ‘Kitchen Question Time’ with a celebrity guest panel. Exciting, educational and truly delicious from start to finish!

maltonyorkshire.co.uk/food-lovers-festival


FOR THEATRE…

27 MAY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Take a walk into Wonderland this Saturday with Ballet Theatre UK as they present Lewis Carroll’s tale of Alice in Wonderland. After tumbling into Wonderland, Alice meets the astonishing characters we all love including the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. It’s captivating, humorous, incredibly charming and is set to an eclectic soundtrack and joyful dance routines. The Middlesborough Theatre is host to this delightfully entertaining performance suitable for all ages. 

middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk


FOR SHOPPING…

27 – 29 MAY

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Shop for something special this bank holiday weekend at the Fusion Art Group Exhibition and Sale of Wok at the Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope. Set in the lovely Castle Gardens location, visitors will be able to browse the brilliant work and will also have the chance to take a piece of art home for a loved one. The exhibition is open all three days over the bank holiday weekend and is free entry. Come and have a browse!

thisisdurham.com/whats-on/fusion-art-group-exhibition-and-sale-of-work


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