Get ready for the most romantic day of the year at Blackfriars Valentines Chocolate Making Night. Make personalised artisan chocolates for your loved one for those extra brownie points! Your little chocolatey masterpieces will be lovingly packed in boxes ready to take home to impress your partner – that’s if you don’t eat them first!
Treat your partner to a night of feet tapping fun as West End Operatic Society Presents Top Hat at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. Get into the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as the music dances through the air at one of the most wonderful dance musicals of all time. Be prepared dazzling costumes, 1930’s song and dance and a love story that will set your pulse racing this Valentine’s eve.
A tale of unrequited love that is both hilarious and heartbreaking as the Royal Shakespeare Company present Twelfth Night at the Gala Theatre Durham. Twins Viola and Sebastian are separated in a shipwreck on a strange land where they get tangled in a web of romance in one of Shakespeare’s most entertaining comedies.
FEEL THE MUSIC
Pop down with your partner for an evening of nostalgia with the wonderful Vonda Shepard as she is Live in Concert at the Sage. Join her as she serenades you with favourites such as, Tell Him, Hooked On A Feeling, I Only Want To Be With You, Baby Don’t You Break My Heart Slow, Proud Mary, Walk Away Rene and You Belong To Me. Don’t miss out!
SCIENCE & STORIES
Search for the stars at Kielder Observatory and watch in amazement at the Aurora Borealis or as they are better known as The Northern Lights. Nothing spells out romance more than sharing one of the wonders of our world with a loved one. Enjoy the science and stories behind the lights and learn how the light show like no other is formed. Head out to the observation deck and gaze at the dark skies and maybe even the Milky Way, all from one of Europe’s darkest locations. A sparkling evening you won’t want to miss!
SHACK IT UP
Set out on a romantic stroll from Whitley Bay to Tynemouth, dig into some delicious locally caught fish dishes at Rileys Fish Shack all while you look out at the sea. Watch the world go by before wandering back up the coast line. The perfect day out to celebrate Valentines Day!