WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: 22 – 28 JULY

Check out the Folk of the Tyne Festival, spend the school hols at Beamish Museum, enjoy a bite to eat at The Talbot, see the award-winning production of The Bodyguard and shop for the finest local goods at Alnwick Farmers and Craft Market...

FOR MUSIC…

27 JULY

Folk on the Tyne Festival returns to Sage in Gateshead for a fun-filled day of folk music. Headlined by the exceptional Billy Bragg, known for his unique combination of folk, punk rock and protest songs, this musical extravaganza is set to take the north by storm for one day only. Support acts include the amazing Holly Clarke and the Reivers. Complete with free performances, family activities and music and dance workshops, this festival is not to be missed this week.

sagegateshead.com

 

FOR FAMILY…

UNTIL 28 AUGUST

Whatever the weather, enjoy a Summer of Fun at Beamish Museum. Solve crimes during Mystery Mondays, unleash your inventive side during Tinkering Tuesdays, campaign for the vote during Women’s Wednesdays, learn traditional skills on Try it Thursdays – and don’t forget to enjoy 50s Fridays, Soldiering Saturdays and Celebration Sundays. Pay once, return free for a year with the Beamish Unlimited Pass.

beamish.org.uk

 

FOR FOOD & DRINK…

ALL WEEK

Stop off for a bite to eat at The Talbot Malton this week and sample a range of delicious food. Sip on a rhubarb bellini and enjoy a bowl of homemade linguine – or enjoy coastal favourites such as the chargrilled East Coast mackerel and country-inspired dishes including the roasted Yorkshire lamb rump. Based in the foodie capital of the North, this restaurant is the go-to place for impeccable food, delicious drinks and outstanding hospitality.

talbotmalton.co.uk

 

FOR THEATRE…

23 JULY – 3 AUGUST

Calling all chick-flick fans. The international, award-winning, smash-hit musical, The Bodyguard, is coming to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal this week – and it’s a must for theatre-lovers. Based on the 90s blockbuster film, featuring the incomparable Whitney Houston and silver screen heartthrob, Kevin Costner, the show follows former secret service agent, Frank Farmer, as he attempts to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Starring the wonderful Alexandra Burke, the show promises tons of romance, thrilling action and phenomenal music.

theatreroyal.co.uk

 

FOR SHOPPING…

26 JULY

Tootle over to Alnwick’s Monthly Farmers and Craft Market where you’ll find the finest local foods, crafts, merchandise and even clothing all in one vibrant market place. Spend the day strolling past countless stalls and discover a bargain or two in the lively market town of Alnwick. Head there early to get your hands on the best goods before it’s too late!

alnwickmarkets.co.uk


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