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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Raphael Doyle, Martha Wainwright and Tom Paxton

Here’s our third round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Vex Red and Martha Wainwright.

Music
Wansbeck Music Festival

 Northumbrian Water Ellington Senior Brass Ensemble

Festival open for entries

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

Music
Debut novel is going global

Debut novel is going global

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

Arts
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.

Music
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.

Arts
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.

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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.

Music
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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David Watson: Steel, Flesh and Bone at Woodhorn Museum.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Inspired by our heritage

A new exhibition has opened at Woodhorn Museum with work inspired by the north east’s heavy industry.

Arts
Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly. Picture by Catherine Ashmore.

REVIEW: Chicago, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, December 3.

Prepare to be razzled and dazzled as the award-winning musical Chicago hits the North East with a bang again this week.
Theatre and Comedy
Laura Adams and the Paul James Band in concert.

Band aims to be on song for charity concert

A Seghill-based band who have performed around the world, as well as for stars including Alan Shearer and Ant and Dec, are set to play in the region.

News
Dark insight into nosiness

Dark insight into nosiness

A dark comedy about nosiness gone wild will be on stage at a Northumberland theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
Bede Academy in Les Miserables

Students excelled in stunning musical

Student performers have completed a stage marathon in their academy’s most ambitious production to date.

Theatre and Comedy

Exhibition features thoughts of friends

The thoughts, recollections and friendship of a group of older people from South East Northumberland are at the core of a new exhibition on display at Woodhorn Museum.

Arts
Pitmen Painters by Phoenix Theatre Company

Pitmen Painters on stage

A play about aspiration that everyone can engage with, as well as the power of art to unify people despite their backgrounds and experiences, will be on stage in Blyth from next week.

Theatre and Comedy
Woodhorn Museum 10th anniversary celebrations.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Events mark a decade of success

A Northumberland attraction has celebrated its tenth anniversary of opening following a major redevelopment.

Arts
Del Boy and Rodney of Trotters Independent Traders (Photo: BBC)

Only Fools and Horses tops 20 most watched shows of the last 80 years - pick your favourite

Today we celebrate 80 years of TV - and these are the 20 most watched shows during that time.
Arts
Salt and vinegar in a green bag?

The biq question answered: Should cheese and onion crisps be in blue or green packets?

The nation has spoken - the correct colour for cheese and onion crisp packets is green.

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