WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Stuck for something to do this week? How about a Chilli Festival, a folk concert or a Gruffalo hunt?
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

FOR MUSIC…

2 JULY

Cumbrian folk group ‘Tryckster’ return to the Sage this week with ‘Sing Owt’ (representing the west) and ‘Voicebeat’ (from the east), for a night of charming music that celebrates everything our coasts have to offer. Tickets are priced at £8 and are available from Sage website and Box Office.

sagegateshead.com


FOR FAMILY…

THROUGHOUT JULY

GRUFFALO-SPOTTERS

“Oh help, oh no, it’s a Gruffalo!”

Join all your favourite characters at Hamsterley Forest on an interactive, woodland trail. Just download the free ‘Gruffalo Spotter’ app and you’re set to go. But be careful when you’re venturing into the woods – you never know where a Gruffalo might be hiding…

forestry.gov.uk


FOR FOOD…

30 JUNE – 2 JULY

CHILLI FESTIVAL

Push your tastebuds to the test at the annual North East Chilli Festival in Seaton Sluice, just opposite Gloucester Lodge Farm. Now in its sixth year, the festival offers everything from chilli chocolate and fiery baked goods to weird and wonderful street foods. The festival will also be hosting a ferocious chilli eating contest – but be warned: you’ll need a stomach of steel.

chillifest-ne.co.uk


FOR THEATRE…

26 JUNE – 1 JULY

The classic musical returns to Sunderland Empire, telling the iconic story of Johnny and Baby as they dance their way through the most challenging summer of their lives. Featuring 35 smash hit songs and unrivalled sexy dancing – you’re bound to have the time of your life.

atgtickets.com


FOR SHOPPING…

30 JUNE

Head to Market Place in Alnwick this Friday for the best local produce at bargain prices. From fresh fruit and veg to deli counters and quirky crafts, there’s something for everyone. Even if the weather doesn’t hold up, there’s always the castle and countless tea rooms and cafes to seek refuge in.

alnwickmarkets.co.uk

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