Family entertainment planned for Plaza

Free entertainment for all the family will be taking place at the new Spanish City Plaza on the seafront in Whitley Bay next week.

There will be live music, dance show and even a chance to get up close to life-size Star Wars characters.

On Monday, August 11, North East Dance Company will be performing several freestyle dance shows between noon and 3pm.

From Tuesday to Friday some of the region’s best new talent will be performing a range of covers and original material every afternoon between noon and 4pm. The line-up includes Sam Thomas, Beth Hopper, Hattie Murdoch and Annabel Pattinson.

Star Wars fans are in for a real treat on Saturday, August 16, between noon and 4pm when life-size Star Wars models of R2D2, Darth Vader, C3P0 and others will be on display in the Plaza.

The events are organised by North Tyneside Council as part of a daily summer-long programme of free entertainment at the new Plaza.

For further information about the full programme of events visit