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Tap Factory

Empire, Sunderland

TAP FACTORY is a fun, rhythm-based theatre show showcasing urban tap dance and percussion, comedy and acrobatics. Creator and director Vincent Pausanias built an entertaining ...

John Bishop Winging It

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

On announcing Winging It, John said: "When I start this new tour, it will be three years since my last live show Supersonic, which is the longest break I've ever had. I'm very ...

Peter Pan

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Hook your seats early for the North East’s biggest and most spectacular pantomime and join the record-breaking trio of Clive, Danny & Chris for an unmissable adventure to ...

Chris Rea

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Like all truly great artists, Chris Rea has followed his own unique artistic vision and a path that is his and his alone. And although his exemplary musical output to date is ...

Courtney Pine Presents Black Notes From The Deep Featuring Special Guest Vocalist Omar

Sage, Gateshead

Multi instrumentalist Courtney Pine CBE is a British born Jazz Giant. In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted the top 40 and since then he’s had numerous BBC Jazz Awards, MOBO’s, a Mercury Music Prize nomination and remained at the forefront of UK

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Broadacre House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

It’s ten years since the start of the bank crisis. North East Positive Money supporters are organising a “taking stock” meeting in support of the Royal Society of Arts series of talks by influential speakers in London on the infamous 10th anniversary of the last financial crash. Entrance is free, though you’ll be asked to donate two or

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 16:30-20:30

Location: Broadacre House, Market St East, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6HQ

Alphabetti Theatre , Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Award-winning comedian, Tom Taylor, sets out to tour the UK this autumn with the first and second episodes of his critically-acclaimed Charlie Montague Mysteries. These delightful one man plays are packed with nonstop laughs from start to finish and a revolving gallery of high society dames and eccentric waiters – all played by Taylor. Two

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Alphabetti Theatre , New Bridge Street West, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 8AW

The Bank Crisis ;10 years on

The Bank Crisis ;10 years on, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Debate covering the RSA led series of talks in London on the 10 year anniversary of the banking crisis. We are organising a local event to discuss a debate between Ed Balls, Martin Wolf from the Financial Times and the Positive Money organisation.Event is to be held on 21st Sept 2017 free tickets available here, please book before coming

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Bank Crisis ;10 years on, Market St, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6HQ

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

Son of a Preacher Man

Empire, Sunderland

Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A story with no ending; a chance meeting with one man changes the lives of two women forever. Now they both live trying to predict the unpredictable. Rattle Snake is an epic tale, based on real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive controlling domestic abuse. From Thursday, September 21 (until September 30) Not on 24 / 25

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. On Thursday, September 21

Category: Comedy
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Tyne Theatre Productions present: West Side Story. From Wednesday, September 20 (until September 23) Daily 7.30pm + 2.30pm Sat Matinee

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

One of the industry's true legends, 2017 will mark an astonishing 50 years since Gilbert O'Sullivan made his first foray into the music business with the release of his debut single 'Disappear'. It launched O'Sullivan on a career that is still thriving five decades later - seeing him dominate the charts in the seventies and continue to enjoy

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

An Audience of Mediumship with Suzanne Gill

NE6 Suite, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Top Psychic Medium and Paranormal Author Suzanne Gill is coming to the NE6 Suite, in Newcastle, on September 21, 2017. Watch Suzanne live as she connects with her audience receiving messages of comfort from loved ones that have passed over. Tickets available online via Suzanne’s Facebook page (suzannegillmedium)

Category: Talks, Meetings & Business
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: NE6 Suite, 123 Scrogg Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 2PR

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

Speed Dating in Newcastle

Bonbar, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Speed Dating in Newcastle How Speed Dating in Newcastle works When you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Newcastle, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating at the Speed Dating in Newcastle.

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Bonbar, The Assembly Rooms Fenkle St, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 5XU

'Four Worried Men' - Live Music on the Shields Ferry

South Shields ferry landing, South Shields

(rock, pop, indie) A diverse range of music featuring songs from Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Bon Jovi, Beatles, Foo Fighters, U2, Take That, Stereophonics, Doobie Brothers, Deacon Blue and much more. Trip includes a 3 hour cruise with live music and hot food (either chilli or curry). Departure Ferry departs from South Shields ferry landing at

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

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

Gilbert O'Sullivan at City Hall Newcastle

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

One of the industry's true legends, 2017 will mark an astonishing 50 years since Gilbert O'Sullivan made his first foray into the music business with the release of his debut single 'Disappear'. It launched O'Sullivan on a career that is still thriving five decades later - seeing him dominate the charts in the seventies and continue to enjoy

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

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

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

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

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

Nature Conservation volunteering

Swalwell Visitor Centre , Blaydon

REWARD! Get Fit, Have Fun, Learn new skills. Help practically with the upkeep of Nature Reserves in the Gateshead area, from Milkwellburn Woods to Shibdon Pond.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre , Hexham Road , Blaydon, NE16 3AD

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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