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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by the Skids, Maccabees, Undertones and Blue Oyster Cult

Here’s our 25th round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including concerts by the Undertones, Emily Maguire, the Skids and Blue Oyster Cult.

Music
The Undertones, who are headlining Northumberland Live Festival at Blyth.

Stage is set for festival

Thousands of music fans are expected to descend on Blyth this weekend as the Northumberland Live Festival returns.

Music
Members of Ashington Camera Club on a photography trip. Picture by Keith Saint.

Camera Club exhibition in Ashington

Photographers will be focusing on the north east for a new exhibition of their work.

Arts
Lucy Moat and Ciara Donnelly in rehearsals for Swan Lake. Picture by Ben Garner.

Dancing to their dreams

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

Arts
Lindisfarne. Picture by The Beautiful Image.

Bumper line-up for Picnic

A bumper programme of family fun will make up the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic.

Music
Christie Wilce who organised a fundraising concert at Bede Academy, Blyth.

Students on song for trip

A taste of tinseltown came to Northumberland in a fundraising concert.

Music
A scene from the play

Journey back to the Music Hall

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, a play about the region’s first music hall superstar, tours in the area from next week.

Theatre and Comedy
Talented Libby wows the TeenStar judges

Talented Libby wows the TeenStar judges

A young, local dancer is just one step away from appearing in a national talent show grand final.

Arts
Peesh will be performing at Northumberland Live in Blyth

Festival names local acts

Organisers of the largest free family festival in the region have announced further details of the entertainment on offer, which will bring Blyth a full day of quality music and family entertainment.

Music
Royal Blood are about to make the step up from the likes of Newcastle's O2 Academy to arenas.

Review: Royal Blood live in Newcastle

Less is definitely more in the case of alternative rock duo Royal Blood.

Music
Ashington and District Male Voice Choir.
Bigger and not cropped.

Marking church’s 130th

Organisers are putting the final touches to a planned weekend of celebration in Ashington.

Music
Beldingtonshire Community High School perform Hairspray

Performers put on enthusiastic show

Talented pupils set toes tapping as they staged a much-loved musical.

Music
Folk rock legends for Picnic

Folk rock legends for Picnic

Organisers of Northumberland Miners’ Picnic are thrilled to announce that this year’s event will host one of the north east’s most well-known and loved bands.

Music
Bananarama

Bananarama reform and announce North East tour date

Get ready to backcomb your barnet - the original Bananarama are back.

Music
Royal Blood are back with a new album and tour.

Royal Blood back in north east to plug second album

Following up a debut album as successful as Royal Blood’s self-titled 2014 LP might be a daunting prospect, but the alternative rock duo reckon they’re finally ready, three years on, to do just that.

Music
A delighted Lorna hugs fellow contestant Fumbi as they both go through to the knock-out stage.

Lorna's reaction to getting through to MasterChef knockout stages

Berwick’s Lorna Robertson is proving herself to be one of the top contestants in this year’s MasterChef.
News
Space by Eliot Smith Dance Company

Dance brings work to life

Paintings will be brought to life in dance as part of a tour that kicks off at Newbiggin Maritime Centre next week.

Arts
Tamsin Reed with Mayor of Ashington

Young musicians reap rewards and bursaries at annual festival

Young musicians showed off their skills at Wansbeck Music Festival.

Music
Maximo Park have a new album out this week.

Treat in store for fans of Maximo Park

A treat is in store for fans of north east alternative rock act Maximo Park this week as not only have they got a new album out and a tour lined up to follow but they’re also playing a string of free record store shows to plug it.

Music
St Bede's Newsham Puss in Boots

Magical panto for all ages

A magical pantomime will put a smile on the faces of all the family when it comes to Newsham next week.

Theatre and Comedy
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