Love a bit of Motown? Get that Friday feeling with the timeless tunes of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder to name but a few. The Magic of Motown comes to The Playhouse Whitley Bay and promises 40 back-to-back hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance moves and fabulous feel-good factor from start to finish.
Get the family together this weekend and head to Darlington Railway Centre and Museum for plenty of steam engine fun. This Family Fun Day celebrates the anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, and promises fun for all the family. Entertainment includes face painting, a mini train ride, a children’s entertainer and a flea circus.
FOR FOOD AND DRINK
28 & 29 SEPTEMBER
Prepare for a truly delicious weekend this autumn as the Taste Cumbria food festival returns to Cockermouth for its 10th year. This September, 40,000 people will gather to experience some of the finest local produce and expert know-how from some of Cumbria’s top chefs. With performances from some of the best local bands and over 80 stalls, this is a great day out for the whole gang.
To mark the National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday, theatre-lovers can enjoy a live screening of the hilarious West End end Broadway phenomenon, One Man, Two Guvnors. It is set to feature a Tony Award-winning performance from host of The Late Late Show, James Corden. This fast-paced, funny story follows the mixed fortunes of Francis Henshall, who when in the depths of despair, finds himself separately employed by two men – Roscoe Crabbe, a gangster, and Stanley Stubbers, an upper-class fool. To stop his bosses finding out, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. See the story play out live on screen at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm this Thursday.
Celebrate the beautiful work of Danielle O’Connor Akiyama this Thursday at Fenwick Newcastle. Visit the Whitewall Galleries in store and be wowed by her inspiring exhibition of original work and limited editions. Stroll, browse and enjoy – and don’t forget to treat yourself to something sweet in the Food Hall after you’ve had your art fix.