WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Settle in for iconic soul sounds, be inspired at the Book Festival, take a wine tasting tour, experience a belly-laughing ballet and enter a world of whimsical weddings.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

FOR MUSIC…

6 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Make musical memories in Yarm this Saturday as Alexander O’Neal takes to The Princess Alexandra Auditorium stage for one night only. He’s been lighting up dance floors across the world for many years, and he’s back, ready to share his new album with fans across the North East.

thepaaonline.org

 

FOR FAMILY…

6 – 14 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Sarah Waters © Charlie Hopkinson

The line-up for Durham Book Festival 2018 features Sarah Waters, David Olusoga, Sarah Perry, Pat Barker, Carol Ann Duffy and Alan Johnson. The festival will see some of the country’s most talented writers, artists and thinkers inspiring audiences across County Durham. It’s a great family day out and it starts this Saturday across several Durham venues – pop it in your culture calendars.

durhambookfestival.com

 

FOR FOOD…

5 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Wine-lovers should swing by Melsonby this Friday evening for a must-attend tasting event at Moor Park. Wine writer, Matthew Jukes, will guide guests through a fine selection of top picks from his 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19. What a way to end the working week.

bcfw.co.uk

 

FOR THEATRE…

2 & 3 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Ballet – but not as you know it! Check out the ultimate dance extravaganza that is Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal this week. Expect sassy spoofs and hilarious homages aplenty as the all-male comedy ballet company take you on a beautifully bizarre journey complete with tutus, testosterone, ballet pumps, false lashes and prima ballerina attitude. A feel-good show that promises to leave you feeling on top of the world.

theatreroyal.co.uk

 

FOR SHOPPING…

7 OCTOBER

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

Newly engaged? Planning your big day? Or helping a friend? Sage has you covered this Sunday as the Autumn Elite Wedding Show comes to town. Pick up all the inspo you could possibly imagine and more at this huge show, featuring 85 exhibitions held across four floors. A must for anyone with wedding planning on their minds!

sagegateshead.com


 

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