WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 1-7 JULY

See a live Westlife screening, check out a royal exhibition, stop off for afternoon tea at The Lord Crewe Arms, unwind for a bit of outdoor theatre and hit Low Fell Market for some fab food and drinks...

FOR MUSIC…

6 JULY

Missed Westlife’s ‘The Twenty Tour’ this year? It’s not too late to see their show as the final spectacle of their UK and Ireland leg is broadcast live to cinemas from Dublin’s Croke Park stadium. Hear all of your favourite Westlife hits, including: Uptown Girl, Flying Without Wings, You Raise Me Up and If I Let You Go.

thepaaonline.org

 

FOR FAMILY…

ALL WEEK

Queen Victoria’s Birthday Table at Osbourne House, 24 May 1861 by James Roberts

The Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour exhibition opened at the Laing Art Gallery over the weekend. Don’t forget to pop down and be inspired by the beautiful watercolours that tell the stories of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s personal, social and travelling lives. This touring exhibition – including many works being displayed for the first time – marks the bicentenary of the births of both Victoria and Albert. These colourful, dynamic watercolours capture the pomp and spectacle of the British court, foreign travel and diplomacy, the exploration and shaping of a modern nation and, importantly, the close-knit family at the heart of it all.

laingartgallery.org.uk

 

FOR FOOD & DRINK…

ALL WEEK

Stop off for a bite to eat at The Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland. Enjoy a delectable afternoon tea at just £15.95 per person. Choose from a selection of delicious finger sandwiches including smoked salmon and creme fraiche and ham and mustard. Indulge in a range of sweet treats from gorgeous ginger cake to luxurious lemon drizzle. All served with tea or coffee but if you’re feeling celebratory or just fancy a tipple, why not add a glass of prosecco?

lordcrewearmsblanchland.co.uk

 

FOR THEATRE…

5 JULY

Returning for a second year, The Three-Inch Fools are back in the Walled Garden of Middleton Lodge to perform a musical rendition of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. A comedy about misunderstandings, love and deception, this is set to be a night of giggles. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a seasonal supper in the courtyard or even a summer cocktail or two before the show in the Coach House Restaurant. Don’t forget to bring your low back chairs and blankets for a comfortable summer night. One for all the family.

events.middletonlodge.co.uk

 

FOR SHOPPING…

6 JULY

Don’t miss Gateshead’s hugely popular foodie event where you’ll find an unusual mix of local food and drink along with handmade crafts, independent food businesses and plenty of street food vendors. Listen to the sounds of live music from the bandstand at Saltwell Park and relax with a mouth-watering drink from the Low Fell Food Market’s bar. The perfect day out for North East foodies.

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