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REVIEW: Madness, Lightning Seeds, The Tailormade - Alnwick Castle, Saturday, July 14

Alnwick was awash with pork pie hats, fezes and monochome chequered T-shirts yesterday as the town was struck by more than a touch of madness.
Mavis Staples.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by the Vamps, Il Divo and Mavis Staples

Here’s our 28th round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by Il Divo, Mavis Staples and the Vamps

Theatre and Comedy
Nile Rodgers of CHIC

England's World Cup semi-final will be shown at CHIC's Alnwick Castle gig

Football fans will be able to watch England’s semi-final game on what will be Alnwick’s largest open-air TV screen.
Preparations are in place for The Art with a Big Open Heart Exhibition.

North Shields exhibition to help raise funds for charity

Generous artists are coming together for an exhibition in aid of charity.


CHIC frontman Nile Rodgers sends video message to Alnwick promising 'Good Times'

Legendary musician Nile Rodgers has recorded a special video message ahead of the concert with his band CHIC at Northumberland’s historic Alnwick Castle this summer.
Motormouth Maybelle and Tracy Turnblad lead the protest for equal rights.

REVIEW: Hairspray, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, June 30

If you come away from watching this production of the hit musical Hairspray without a grin on your face and a spring in your step, there's something wrong.
Theatre and Comedy
Marina Rees working with whale skeletons.

A whale of a time with North Shields exhibition

Visitors to a North Shields attraction are in for a whale of a time.

Sarah Jane Szikora

Solo showcase for artist

An artist is holding her first solo exhibition in Whitley Bay.

The Metro Radio Arena.

New security procedures in place at Metro Radio Arena ahead of Katy Perry gig

Venue security at the Metro Radio Arena has changed ahead of a big gig at the venue next week.
The Great North Engineering Experience will showcase some of the region's best engineers.

New exhibition showcasing the work of engineers

An interactive experience is showcasing how engineers have transformed the world we live in.

Hairspray is bouncing back to Newcastle's Theatre Royal.

Locks to look forward to as Hairspray bounces back to city

Newcastle Theatre Royal audiences can prepare themselves for a week of beautifully coiffed fun once again as the crowning glory of feel-good musicals Hairspray returns to the city next week from Monday, June 25 to Saturday, June 30.

Theatre and Comedy
Moana at Disney on Ice.

Disney on Ice back in Newcastle this October

Audiences will set sail with the wayfinder Moana as she makes her European debut live on ice in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.
Theatre and Comedy
Poster for the Alnwick Castle concerts in July.

Father's Day offer for Alnwick Castle concerts

To celebrate Father's Day this weekend, dads are being offered the perfect gift – free tickets to the Summer House Sounds series of concerts taking place at Alnwick Castle Pastures in July.
Top independently-published author LJ Ross.

The top 12 places in the North East for independent publishing

Durham City has been named as the North East's independent publishing hotspot, according to new rankings released by Amazon.

Gangsta Granny by Birmingham Stage Company.

REVIEW: Gangsta Granny, Theatre Royal, until Saturday, September 2

David Walliams' Gangsta Granny is one of those shows that really does appeal to all ages - even little ones.

Performers from Newcastle in the North East and South Africa are coming together for a show in North Shields.

Bridging the 6,000 mile gap for show

Performers from Newcastle are bridging the 6,000-mile gap between them for a special performance in North Shields.

Julie Egdell's film premiere of her Alice in Wonderland collection.

Whitley Bay poet to end her tour in home town

A Whitley Bay poet is putting on an event after securing funding from the Arts Council.


REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds winging way back to north east

North east fans of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be over the moon about their imminent return to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena.

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