WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

See a best-loved British artist, go on a gravity-defying journey to Oz, enjoy a glamorous Oyster Festival, settle in for a brilliant book tour and explore the Orange Pip.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

FOR MUSIC…

26 SEPTEMBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Sage welcomes Joan Armatrading, one of Britain’s best-loved singer/songwriters with hits such as the iconic Love and Affection to her name. She promises to bring favourites to the crowd as well as songs from her well-received new album, ‘Not Too Far Away’.

sagegateshead.com

 

FOR FAMILY…

UNTIL 29 SEPTEMBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

The stunningly re-imagined story of Oz returns to the North East this September, and it promises to transport audiences to an enchanting world beyond the imagination. Wicked is a gravity-defying musical telling the untold tale of an unlikely friendship between two young women who ultimately fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. A fabulous family musical at the Sunderland Empire until Saturday 29 September.

atgtickets.com

 

FOR FOOD…

28 SEPTEMBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Butterwick Hospice Care is the chosen charity for the 15th North East Oyster Festival Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield. The festival was created in 2004 and is now recognised as one of the corporate events of the year. Singer Gabrielle will headline the event with songs including Dreams, Rise and Out of Reach. The glamorous event includes a champagne reception, a three course Fruits de Mer menu, oyster stalls plus complimentary lager, beer and wine throughout the day.

theoysterfestival.co.uk

 

FOR THEATRE…

24 SEPTEMBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Michael Palin sails in to Tyne Theatre & Opera House to talk about his latest book, Erebus. The former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter, brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus; from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’ Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014.

tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

 

FOR SHOPPING…

29 SEPTEMBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

The Orange Pip Market is set to line the streets of Middlesbrough’s Baker and Bedford Streets one again with great food, inspiring art and exciting performances. It’s Teesside’s answer to the bustling flea markets of New York and London, with creativity and culture at every turn. It’s back this Saturday, so expect swarms of people and lots of exciting goings-on. Whether you’re on the hunt for unique, artisan food or out to discover the latest local talents on the arts and music scene, Orange Pip is the place to be. Opening at 12pm and continuing into the evening, the event lands on the last Saturday of the month and is a fantastic way to celebrate the best day of the week.

orangepipmarket.com


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