James Blunt makes his returns to Newcastle this week, with his ‘Once Upon a Mind’ tour, following the release of his sixth studio album. The English singer-songwriter is sure to return with even more timeless tunes, as well as his best-loved favourites including You’re Beautiful, which became a global smash hit soon after the release of his first album, ‘Back to Bedlam’. Don’t miss the chance to see the artist live in the North East.
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens is the perfect place to take the family, especially if you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids over February half term. Offering a range of activities over the course of the week, including a Chinese New Year-inspired animal treasure hunt and family sculpting and painting sessions, there’s something for everyone.
FOR FOOD AND DRINK
Head to Gosforth this weekend for the Winter Beer Festival. You’ll find some of the finest North East street-food vendors and free entertainment throughout the day, from bands such as The Baghdaddies, to retro gaming consoles provided by GCT Gaming. All of that, plus a multitude of beers available at a 20 Tap Bar.
Don’t miss the chance to see a feel-good, family show take to the Sunderland Empire stage this February. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, is based on the biblical story of Joseph, and has been a West End favourite for many years. It’s arriving in the North East this week, and it’s a must on your cultural agendas.
If you fancy a bit of good-for-the-soul food shopping, Durham Farmers’ and Producers’ Market is the perfect Thursday treat. You’ll find plenty of locally-produced meats and vegetables from farms around the region, as well as other goods such as plants and artworks for the home.