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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including gigs by Kings of Leon, Lukas Graham and the Handsome Family

Here’s our eighth round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including concerts by Kings of Leon, Lukas Graham and Dutch Uncles.

Lauren Cuthbertson as Princess Aurora and Matthew Golding as Prince Florimund in The Royal Ballet production of The Sleeping Beauty (2006), choreographed by Frederick Ashton (1904-1988), Anthony Dowell  and Christopher Wheeldon after Marius Petipa (1818-1910), to music by Pyotr Il�yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), based on designs by Oliver Messel (1904-1978). Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on  22 February 2014
Music by Tchaikovsky ; 
Choreography by Petipa ; 
Lauren Cuthbertson (as Princess Aurora), Matthew Golding (as Prince Florimund), Melissa Hamilton (as the Lilac Fairy), Gary Avis (as King Florestan), Christina Arestis (as His Queen), and artists of The Royal Ballet ;
The Royal Ballet  ; 
At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 
22 February 2014 ; 
Credit: Tristram Kenton / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

Classic ballet on screen

A perennial delight and much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty will be coming to the big screen next week.

Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Theatre and Comedy
Jessica Jobling, 7, (left) and Georgina McBryde, 8, dressed up as Cinderella and Belle ahead of Disney meet and greet at Manor Walks Shopping Centre.

Beauty and the Beast heading to Manor Walks

Shoppers are being invited to meet the ‘belle of the ball’.

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington
Picture by Jane Coltman

Woodhorn set for millionth visitor

A Northumberland museum which appeals to all the family is preparing to welcome its millionth customer.

The Handsome Family are returning to Gateshead this month.

Handsome Family can be seen plugging Unseen on tour this month

Their latest album might be called Unseen, but US alternative country act the Handsome Family are anything but seldom seen in these parts.

Band will bring back ‘70s

Band will bring back ‘70s

A top rock tribute band will be transporting audiences back to the 1970s when it performs in Blyth this week.

Dale Mason, Festival on the Wall founder and director. Picture by Craig Connor / North News & Pictures.

Global music stars lined up for new regional festival

Global music stars are heading to the region for a major music festival that could challenge the likes of Glastonbury.


Search for Pitmen works

The search is on for other artworks by members of the Ashington Pitmen Painters for a future exhibition at Woodhorn.

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry.

Live review: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry at Playhouse Whitley Bay

Railways over here don’t enjoy anything like the cachet that they do in the US.


WATCH: LEGO dinosaurs to star at Northumberland museum

Watch our video for a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated Brick Dinos exhibition which opens next weekend at Woodhorn Museum.

Wansbeck Music Festival

 Northumbrian Water Ellington Senior Brass Ensemble

Festival open for entries

Entries are open for this year’s Wansbeck Music Festival.

Debut novel is going global

Debut novel is going global

A debut novel set in Northumberland is captivating readers around the world.

Undertones to play Blyth

Undertones to play Blyth

The Undertones have been announced as the first band to play next year’s Northumberland Live series of festivals.

Rachael Burgess

Rachael sets up stage job

A creative student has been setting the scene for a career on the stage with an unusual work experience placement.

Theatre and Comedy
Lego Masterbuider Warren Elsmore pictured with his St. Pancras Station creation, which took over two years to make and includes over 150,000 lego pieces. Picture: Marie Caley NWGU Lego MC 6

LEGO artist is building up to a monster event at Woodhorn Museum

An award-winning North East museum, renowned for its historic colliery buildings and its remarkable collection of art by the famous Pitmen Painters, will be the destination to visit in 2017 as it hosts an exciting family focussed exhibition.

The Cinderella cast take a bow.

REVIEW: Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

A flying horse-drawn carriage saw Cinderella arrive in spectacular panto style ... but it was a sell out Theatre Royal who had a ball.

Whats on
Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories.  Northumberland Theatre Company. Picture by Jane Coltman

REVIEW: Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories, Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC), Alnwick Playhouse Studio, Wednesday, December 7

Giggling and laughing. The little boy sitting behind me just giggled and laughed with joy all the way through Northumberland Theatre Company’s winter production on opening night yesterday.

Theatre and Comedy
Ashington Male Voice Choir at Northumberland Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Choir’s finale to a big year

A choir will be continuing its centenary year with a Christmas concert this weekend.

Hadrians Cavalry will run from April to September next year.

Major Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian's Wall is announced

Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is to host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.
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