Multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Gabrielle is no stranger to the stage and will perform at South Tyneside Festival, the open-air concert on South Shields’ stunning seafront, this Sunday. Lee Gray, of the well-known North East duo Woodface, returns to his hometown as a support act for Gabrielle, among other acts. Each will be introduced by BBC Newcastle’s Lisa Shaw. A mega music line up to help you see the weekend out in style.
Visit the revamped North York Moors National Park visitor experience at Danby. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the renovated attracted invites people of all ages to explore the natural habitats in the glorious countryside that surrounds it. Little ones can hunt for hidden characters and investigate life in rock pools. Visitors can also see the Industrial Revolution brought to life with dramatic animations, complete with scurrying mine rats, underground explosions and fiery blast furnaces. This National Park now has everything you and your little explorers could ever need thanks to the Land of Iron project. Sure to be an entertaining day out for all the family.
FOR FOOD & DRINK…
Head to Rockliffe Hall this week for a modern take on the much-loved afternoon tea. Experience the beautiful new Orangery High Tea menu and indulge in sweet and savoury treats. Sample an array of delectable open sandwiches, sliders and heavenly desserts – all washed down with a choice of fine leaf tea or a tempting upgrade of Champagne. Delicious.
31 JULY – 3 AUGUST
See the amazing rendition of Chicago: High School Edition at the Gala Theatre in Durham for four days only. Set in the roaring twenties, Chicago tells the story of murderess Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, joining forces in search of fame, fortune and acquittal. Convicted and sent to death row, the pair vie for the spotlight and the headlines in this sharp-edged satire, featuring a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Chicago is just one of the live theatre productions taking place during #Durham19, the county’s Year of Culture.
Give your skin a well-earned break this week at Fenwick Newcastle as you test the new BeautyBAR by Clarins – a brand-new beauty concept. For those who value their time, the BeautyBAR offers speedy, yet sophisticated treatments for a reasonable £25. Promising to banish those breakouts and revitalise your skin, this ‘treat-yourself’ treatment will leave you feeling fresh and renewed.
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Spend the day at Arbeia Festival from 11am – 4pm this Saturday. Standing above the entrance to the River Tyne, Arbeia, South Shields’ Roman Fort guarded the main sea route to Hadrian’s Wall. It was a key garrison and military supply base to other forts along the Wall and is an important part of the history of Roman Britain. The Arbeia Festival is a fantastic free event for all generations with gladiator combat demonstrations, have-a-go archery, a Roman-themed market with heritage stalls and lots of costumed characters to meet and mingle with. All to the soundtrack of live music.