WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

We've got our fingers firmly on the culture pulse in the North East this week with German beer festivals, fab farmers' markets, operas, book festivals and theatre thrills. Enjoy!
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

FOR MUSIC…

3 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

A forbidden love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride ends in tragedy. Madama Butterfly is a beautiful and vibrant performance by the Russian State Opera, which features a live orchestra. It promises to wow – don’t miss out this Tuesday at the Billingham Forum Theatre.

forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk


FOR FAMILY…

6 – 15 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

It’s back, and there’s something for everyone at the Durham Book Festival. The festival can be enjoyed across several venues in the city centre, hosted mainly at the Gala Theatre and Durham Town Hall. Prepare to see some famous faces and join in debates, family workshops and the celebration of the literature that is shaping our world. Delve into Russian life in literature with Viv Groskop or cry with laughter and emotion in the company of comedian, Robert Webb as he talks about new book, How Not to Be a Boy.

durhambookfestival.com


FOR FOOD…

7 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

You don’t have to be in the German beer tents to celebrate Oktoberfest. Head to The Bay Horse, Hutton Rudby for a marvellous, Munich-style bier festival this Saturday. Think bands, Bavarian dancing, beers and BBQs in the pub’s new garden marquee and bar. Don’t miss out on this brilliant beer-fuelled celebration as we kickstart October in style. Tickets are just £15 for entry and for a delicious, German-themed BBQ. Cheers to that!

the-bay-horse.co.uk


FOR THEATRE…

2 – 7 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Dame Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths will be pulling into the Theatre Royal this week with ‘Driving Miss Daisy’. Set in 1948 Atlanta, Georgia, the story begins when a car accident deems 72-year-old Daisy Werthan too old to drive. An unlikely friendship blossoms between her and her newly hired chauffeur, African-American man, Hoke Colburn. Don’t miss out if you fancy a bit of a theatre thrill as we step into October.

theatreroyal.co.uk


FOR SHOPPING…

7 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Wrap up warm this Saturday and mooch the mouthwatering stalls at Stokesley Farmers’ Market. Autumn is a great season for fine, local produce – so make sure you check it out. Pick up your shopping basket and stock up on Sunday brekkie must-haves and brunchy weekend treats. Fill your larder!

stokesleyfarmersmarket.com


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