WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Make music memories, go on a culture trail, laugh at food-fuelled comedy, see a romantic musical and dig out some delicious market delights.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

FOR MUSIC…

24 JUNE

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Ten-time Grammy Award and NEA Jazz Master-winner, George Benson, whose career covers five decades with more than 30 recordings under his belt, touches down in Gateshead this Sunday. See him at Sage as he takes to the stage, showing off his masterful guitar skills and smooth vocals. With the help of his band, he’ll be performing some of his greatest hits, including classics ‘Give Me the Night’, ‘Lady Love Me’ and ‘Never Give Up on a Good Thing’.

sagegateshead.com

 

FOR FAMILY…

22 JUNE – 9 SEPTEMBER

 WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Arty types are invited to take advantage of all the fun events happening this summer in Newcastle as part of the Great Exhibition of the North – a free, season-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. Expected to be one of the UK’s biggest events, it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days. The fun starts with a launch night down on the Quayside this Friday – where a spectacular water feature in the middle of the Tyne will be turned on for the first time.

getnorth2018.com

 

FOR FOOD…

23 JUNE

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

We’ve got a foodie event with a difference this week! Check it out… Following sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and a sell-out UK tour, comedian, George Egg (aka the Anarchist Cook) returns with a brand new show, demonstrating more live cooking combined with laugh-out-loud comedy. George Egg: DIY Cook sees the funnyman shunned to the garden shed where he builds an improvised kitchen, having been banned from the family kitchen. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using the most unconventional of methods.

thewitham.org.uk

 

FOR THEATRE…

18 – 23 JUNE

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical arrives in the North East this week, based on the Oscar-winning film, featuring Richard Gere. With a feel-good soundtrack, including 80s anthems ‘Up Where We Belong’, ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’, ‘Material Girl’ and more, it’s an inspiring tale that celebrates triumph over adversity and features one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen.

theatreroyal.co.uk

 

FOR SHOPPING…

22 JUNE

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Soak up the Friday vibe and pick up some treats at Sunderland Farmers Market on Market Square this week. Go here for goodies, local produce, handmade gifts and artisan food on a selection of vibrant stalls. A perfect day of shopping for the whole family to enjoy.

neefm.co.uk


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