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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Madness, Ocean Colour Scene, Peter Doherty and Ken Dodd

Here’s our 33rd round-up of the year of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including the return of County Durham’s Hardwick Live after a year off.

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Dive in for free pool fun

Dive in for free pool fun

It’s all going swimmingly at Tynemouth Pool as the centre prepares to host a free open day for swimmers of all ages.

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Isla won the world championship for under 8s.

Isla is the world champ

A Whitley Bay schoolgirl has been crowned the world champion for her age group at a dance contest.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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The Manic Street Preachers return to Newcastle this Saturday.

Manic Street Preachers promising square deal this weekend

1980s pop act the Bangles might have been more bothered about Mondays being manic, but this Saturday, August 5, is set to be much more so as Newcastle’s Times Square hosts what will undoubtedly be one of the north east’s biggest shows of the summer.

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Two decades of dancing

Two decades of dancing

A North Tyneside dance school has reached its 20-year milestone having helped to inspire and shape the personalities and futures of hundreds of children.

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Sting. Picture by Eric Ryan Anderson

Sting to play one-off concert in north Northumberland

North-East legend Sting will come home to the region this October to perform a special benefit concert at Bamburgh Castle.

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US singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet.

Murder mystery the inspiration for US rocker’s latest album

Most north east folk won’t have the foggiest notion who Bobby Fuller is, but a chance to find out is on offer at the Sage Gateshead this weekend.

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Maxwell Thompson who plays Michaels Darling in Peter Pan at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay this summer.

Children selected for show

Talented young performers have beaten off strong competition from hundreds of others throughout the north east to secure coveted roles in an eagerly awaited musical visiting The Playhouse, Whitley Bay, next month.

Theatre and Comedy
Eight-year-old Leo Bailey-Yang, in practice for the Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

Trio of dates for pianist

A young, but incredibly talented piano star will be performing a trio of concerts in North Tyneside this week.

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Mister Maker & The Shapes Live. Photo by Paul Clapp.

Mister Maker is in town

A children’s television favourite will be appearing live on stage with some of his colourful friends next week.

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Whitley Bay choir aim to raise notes for Royal Marines charity

A Whitley Bay choir has taken up a challenge from the Royal Marines to raise funds for the Commando forces’ own charity.

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Eric Brace and Thomm Jutz will be performing in Tynemouth.

Grammy-nominated singer heading to Tynemouth

A Grammy nominated country singer-songwriter and producer is heading to Tynemouth.

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Co-op is celebrating after its own-brand bubbly wins gold.

Co-op’s own brand bubbly ranked as good as Dom Pérignon

If you ever needed an excuse to pop the fizz, Co-op’s own brand of champagne wine has been ranked alongside high-end brands, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon.
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Cast will be headlining at Corbridge Festival.

Big music names head to Northumberland festival this weekend

Cast, Craig Charles, From The Jam, The Selecter, Lucy Spraggan, Keston Cobblers, Bloxed Beats, Coquin Migale, The Baghdaddies are just some of the bands who will be performing at Corbridge Festival.
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Mayor Norma Redfearn and Andrew Moffat, chief executive at Port of Tyne, with a classic VW campervan in front of Tynemouth Priory and Castle ahead of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival.

Thousands set to enjoy return of Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Tynemouth next week as a popular festival makes its return.

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The Taming of the Shrew   by William Shakespeare, Heartbreak Productions

The Bard comes to the park

Shakespeare comes to North Tyneside with an outdoor performance of The Taming Of The Shrew.

Theatre and Comedy
Festival’s line-up reaches theatre

Festival’s line-up reaches theatre

Legendary rocker Ian Hunter and Canadian-American folk singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright will appear at the Mouth of the Tyne festival.

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Tokyo Kitchens Michiko McCartney, from Whitley Bay.

Tuck into a festival of food

A feast of fun will be served up at the coast this weekend in a showcase of local food and drink.

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Dancers Kate Ryder, Anna Fitzpatrick and Lucy Fitzpatrick. Picture by Ben Garner.

Trio on their toes for ballet

Three young dancers are stepping up to the professional stage after landing roles with the English Youth Ballet (EYB).

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