Start March with a good-for-the-soul afternoon music fixture over at Newcastle’s Hoochie Coochie. The 80s Soul Weekender Sunday event promises to spread feel-good vibes as we see the weekend out and step into a new month. Expect to hear the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Sister Sledge and Earth, Wind & Fire.
29 FEBRUARY & 1 MARCH
Have you got a budding bookworm in your family? Gather the gang and head to Seven Stories in Ouseburn over the weekend for a day of dress-up fun based on their favourite book characters. Recycle costumes from past World Book Day celebrations in schools, or create new ones – then spend the day enjoying character-themed crafts and costume parades.
FOR FOOD AND DRINK
Start the weekend in true luxe style at the beautiful Acklam Hall in Middlesbrough. Settle in for a sparkling six-course dinner with Laurent-Perrier champagne pairings. Join Guy Jones from Laurent-Perrier UK, who will host a stunning evening of food and fizz. A fantastic opportunity to taste some of the best champagne in the business in the spectacular setting of Acklam Hall’s Bierley Dining Room.
26 – 29 FEBRUARY
Don’t miss the return of Stanley Yelnats, as his story to the stage this week at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, Stanley finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Follow his journey to a labour camp, where he is tasked with digging a hole. A brilliant, inventive and creative new stage show based on the multi-award winning novel and Hollywood blockbuster. Don’t miss it!
If you find yourself in the mood for some shopping, consider heading down to Darlington for the first Darlington Farmers’ Market of 2020. Featuring a range of food and produce from speciality traders around the region, this market will take place in the centre of Darlington and will also be held on the first Sunday of every remaining month this year, excluding November and December, so don’t worry if you can’t make it to this edition.