See January out in style with a funky Friday night session at City Hall Newcastle. The Music of Prince ‘New Purple Celebration’ is the perfect opportunity to mark the life, legacy and music of Prince. Expect a non-stop, two-hour show packed with all your favourite hits including ‘Purple Rain’, ‘1999’ and ‘Raspberry Beret’.
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Find a bit of fun-filled, fresh-air family time at Dalby Forest in the North York Moors – where you’ll be able to set off on a Shaun The Sheep themed forest trail. Pick up a Glow Trail pack and get your hands on a UV pen, activity book and stickers as you solve clues, complete puzzles and tackle forest challenges along the route.
FOR FOOD AND DRINK
1 – 8 FEBRUARY
Following the success of last year’s Festival of Food, Rockliffe Hall returns with another fabulous week-long food event this February. The second Festival of Food will welcome some of the country’s top professional chefs and culinary stars, and gives us plenty of good reason to visit the resort for something delicious. An Artisan Food Fair will launch proceedings this weekend – on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February – before a series of special lunches, afternoon teas, dinners, workshops and food and wine events take place throughout next week, finished off with a spectacular “Come Dine With Us” Black Tie Gala Dinner next Saturday. Familiar foodie faces include Frances Atkins, Terry Laybourne, Josh Overington, Alex Nietosvuori, Briony Williams and Ellie Richmond.
28 JANUARY – 1 FEBRUARY
Make life a cabaret this January at the Sunderland Empire as John Partridge, Kara Lily Hayworth and Anita Harris grace the stage in a spectacular production of Cabaret. Featuring show-stopping choreography and iconic songs such as ‘Money Makes the World Go Round’, ‘Maybe This Time’ and ‘Cabaret’, you’re bound to enjoy this iconic multi award-winning production as it takes to the North East this winter.
Support local produce this February at Barnard Castle Farmers Market. Go here this Saturday and stock up on fresh, seasonal goods. Stalls will be lined up on the cobbles of Barnard Castle, where you will find everything from free range eggs and poultry, to homemade preserves, organically-grown meat and to-die-for veggies.