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Tango Moderno

Empire, Sunderland

Tango is the rhythm of the city, the heat of the streets and the pulse of life. Tango Moderno is the irresistible hot new stage spectacular from tango superstars Vincent Simone ...

Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings "Afterglow"

Sage, Gateshead

Jon Boden, former frontman of progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead, has announced details of his new solo album Afterglow, set for release via Hudson Records on October 6, ...

101 Years of British Art

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The art produced in Britain over the last century defies easy definition or classification. It spans the portraits of Augustus John and Clare Winsten, who embraced ...

Greg Davies - You Magnificent Beast

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four ...

The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan: Nearly Dan in Concert, 20th Anniversary tour, Classic album

Sage, Gateshead

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is the holy grail to the ever-growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dan’s approach is faithful though not reverential, relaxed but as tight as their namesakes: bringing their own unique spirit and

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

101 Years of British Art

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The art produced in Britain over the last century defies easy definition or classification. It spans the portraits of Augustus John and Clare Winsten, who embraced post-impressionism in the 1910s, the neo-romantic landscapes of John Minton and Keith Vaughan, reflecting on the aftermath of the Second World War, and the eye-catching imagery of

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Gallagher and Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17PQ

Flashdance

Empire, Sunderland

Starring Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton and A1 heartthrob Ben Adams, Flashdance - The Musical is the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream of attending Shipley Dance Academy. Prepare

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Two exhilarating evenings showcasing work created by exciting young theatre makers of the future. Different short plays and experimental pieces will be performed each evening as Northumbria University Theatre and Performance MA students bring their final performances to Live Theatre’s main stage.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE13DQ

Arts Centre, Washington

After the extraordinary feedback for Landscapes, Mimika return with five interweaving stories, five small worlds, five very different journeys. Step inside the small world of Mimika Theatre’s white tent and into an exquisite intimate environment. Meet five characters - a bug, a goose, a fox cub, a cat and a six year old girl - and watch their

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Leonard, from South Shields, is a 25 year old accordion champion and his All Star Band are some of the very best musicians from Scotland. Accordion, Piano, Banjo, Guitar, Double Bass, Drums and Vocals are just a few highlights in an afternoon of International popular music and laughter with special guests including Irish Dancers and comedian Ernie

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Open Mic UK music competition is a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition, from the auditions to the national Grand Final. Judges in the past include representatives from the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony), as well as festival

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 109-119 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

27 Productions in association with Tyne Theatre & Opera House present “1867” From the team who brought Hitler’s Headquarters to the Victoria Tunnel, and who unearthed the secrets of Newcastle’s Castle and the doomed Geordie witches in WYTCH, now bring a celebration, in the form of a new, high tech, exploration of The Tyne Theatre’s 150th

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30

Location: Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 109-119 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing), Caroline Flack (Strictly Come Dancing, Love Island, The X Factor) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sound Of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) featuring a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 14:30, 19:30

Location: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

An exhibition spanning the lifework of one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century. Paul Nash (1889 –1946) was one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century and was a key figure in British Surrealism. His art forged an important new connection between surreal and mystical ideas and the English landscape.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition of the Laing’s watercolour collection will take you on a journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world, starting from a scene of Newcastle. (until December 17)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Animal Farm by George Orwell, adpt. by Peter Hall

People's Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm oust their cruel master, it seems a new age has dawned. All animals are equal! But the dream turns to a nightmare as a new order emerges. Published in 1946, Orwell’s fable has stood the test of time and still rings true as the early 21st century witnesses a wave of resurgent populism.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: People's Theatre, Stephenson's Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE65QF

'Soul Street' - Live Music on the Shields Ferry

South Shields ferry landing, South Shields

(classic soul, rock, pop, funk) Featuring some great soul sounds, Land of 1000 Dances,Soulman, Midnight Hour and a mix of other classics from the 60s to the present day including Do You Love Me,Mustang Sally, Brown Eyed Girl, Town Called Malice,Sex on Fire and more. Trip includes a 3 hour cruise with live music and hot food. Departure

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: South Shields ferry landing, Ferry Street, South Shields, NE33 1JR

Perfect Pasta

Blackfriars Cookery School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Enjoy a day of authentic Italian pasta making including beautifully stuffed ravioli and tortellini as well as home-made breads and a regional dessert, using authentic Italian ingredients, and all washed down with some outstanding Italian wine. £99.00pp including refreshments, communal lunch, wine and coffee plus your own apron and recipe pack

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:30-16:30

Location: Blackfriars Cookery School, Blackfriars Restaurant , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4XN

Wildlife Watch at Rainton Meadows

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring

Join our Wildlife Watch Group for monthly meetings, with a different theme each month you’re sure to have fun and learn something new! Booking essential. £1 per child. All Ages Welcome. Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. Come along, explore, investigate and be inspired! 10:30am -

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:30-12:30

Location: Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU

Digital Makings exhibition

Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Gateshead

Over the last year, Gateshead Council’s Libraries and Culture Team have brought you Digital Makings, a programme of participatory digital arts activities. We’ve had workshops, talks and lots of events to inspire and opportunities to learn something new. This exhibition highlights some of the artwork created during the year showcasing our

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

Bang, Crackle, Pop

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Why does a whip crack? How does lightning make a noise? What makes a cannon go boom? Explore how sounds are made in this noisy Science Theatre show. Warning: this show includes noisy sounds such as loud bangs which can be heard outside the theatre.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

NGCA presents the national premiere of Chad McCail's near 100-foot long drawing 'Liars of Earth'. McCail's parable has a political twist in the tale, presenting a world in which ordinary people are able to overturn the malign rule of monstrous giants. Across a vast landscape that encompasses all of the institutions that shape us, McCail explores

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Newcastle Auditions for The Voice to Win Open Mic 2017

Tyne Theatre & opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

NEWCASTLE OPEN MIC UK AUDITIONS ARE LOOKING FOR THE VOICE TO WOW THE JUDGES AT OPEN MIC UK 2017 Have you got the voice? Audition dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK have been announced! You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking here! Open Mic UK, one of the country’s biggest & most recognisable singing competitions, have announced their

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Tyne Theatre & opera House, 109-119 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14AG

Tyneside Cinema's Northern Stars Documentary Academy

Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Young people in the North East get the chance to take part once again in an award-winning filmmaking programme this summer as Tyneside Cinema opens applications for its fifth annual Northern Stars Documentary Academy. The Cinema is looking for enthusiastic young people aged 15-18 from across the North East to take part. The programme is

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG

Little Landmarks

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

See ten familiar South Shields landmarks, from the old to the very new, rebuilt in miniature with LEGO®. Also, see if you can spot local characters among the LEGO® Minifigures.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE332JA

Newcastle Open Mic UK Singing Competition

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

NEWCASTLE OPEN MIC UK SINGING COMPETITION 2017 Singing Competition auditions dates for Newcastle Open Mic UK Singing Competition 2017 have been announced! You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking here! Open Mic UK have announced their auditions dates for the Newcastle Singing Competition 2017! The Open Mic UK Singing Competition auditions

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4AG

Life Science Centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Little Bear returns in an enchanting new planetarium show especially for under 7s. In her latest adventure, Little Bear encounters a lost polar bear and using her knowledge of the stars, guides her new friend home. From Sunday, July 23 (until January 5, 2018) Mon-Sat 10.00am-6.00pm, Sun 11.00am-6.00pm

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE14EP

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery, made through exciting new collaborations between four glass artists and eight jewellers. Glass jewellery has a history going back to the Ancient Egyptians. In the 19th and early 20th the artist Rene Lalique used glass to make jewellery but more recently the use of glass in jewellery by artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

To celebrate 100 years since the Gallery doors opened to the public to present the Shipley’s bequest collection, and 40 years since the first items were purchased to build the now nationally important contemporary craft collection, the Shipley Art Gallery presents a new showcase exhibition. Companion Pieces brings together different parts of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84JB



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