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Final touches put on Ashington panto

The final touches are being made and the costumes are ready and waiting as Ashington Pantomime Group prepares to stage Aladdin.

Theatre and Comedy
Manic Street Preachers frontman James Dean Bradfield performing on stage during the 2017 Q Awards last month in London.

Manic Street Preachers set to trek back to north east next year

Welsh rock stars the Manic Street Preachers are trekking back to the north east just months after their last date here to promote their forthcoming 13th album.

Music
Novel runs from the north to Australia

Novel runs from the north to Australia

A former Newbiggin woman has had her third book published.

Arts
The Cadillac Three come to Newcastle this weekend.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Enter Shikari, James Arthur and the Cadillac Three

Here’s our 46th round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by James Arthur, Enter Shikari, Chris Rea and the Cadillac Three.

Music
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on stage in Newcastle last night. Photo: Rob Loud.

Live review: The Killers at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

They kicked off their first Newcastle show for five years with the title track of their latest album, Wonderful Wonderful, and there could be no doubting that the Killers were doubly wondrous throughout.

Music
Pupils from Northumberland first and primary schools rehearse at St Cuthberts Church, Bedlington, for the Brass in Concert event at the Sage, Gateshead, on Saturday, November 18.

Northumberland pupils tune up for Brass in Concert at the Sage

More than 100 Northumberland school pupils, who have been learning a musical instrument as part of a celebration of brass, will be performing at Sage Gateshead later this month.

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Blackadder’s back for remembrance

Blackadder’s back for remembrance

A comedy is being staged at theatres across Tyneside and Northumberland this remembrance weekend.

Theatre and Comedy
The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game.

Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go set to be launched

Muggles will have the opportunity to explore JK Rowling’s wizarding world with a Harry Potter-themed augmented reality game by the creators of Pokemon Go set to be launched next year.
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Mark is making big waves

Mark is making big waves

Blyth-based musician Mark Deeks is hoping to make waves with his new album, which showcases the region’s unique relationship with the sea.

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Liam Gallagher.

Live review: Liam Gallagher at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

It didn’t take the beadiest or most eagle-like of eyes to spot what was missing at Liam Gallagher’s first solo show at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena last night.

Music
Harry Jackson, who is now Artistic Director for Amplify Time Productions.

Former Blyth student launches his own theatre company

A student has launched his own theatre company after securing university funding.

News
Morrissey is returning to Newcastle in February for his first show in the city since 2006.

Morrissey back in north east next year for first show here since 2011

Morrissey is returning to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena in February for what will be his first north east date for almost seven years.

Music
Ashington Colliery Band.

Concert to mark 150th anniversary

A concert will take place at the weekend as part of Ashington’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Music
Waterboys frontman Mike Scott at a previous show.

Review: The Waterboys live at the Sage Gateshead

It was a case of out with the old and in with the new as the Waterboys returned to the Sage Gateshead last night, October 23.

Music
Blyth Gang Show

Cubs and scouts get ready for the stage

Young people are ready to hit the stage and shine as the biannual Blyth Valley Gang Show approaches.

Theatre and Comedy
Emma Clifford (Tanya), Helen Hobson (Donna Sheridan) and Gillian Hardie (Rosie) in Mamma Mia! UK Tour 2017. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg.

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Sunderland Empire, until November 11

It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to venture into a theatre to see Mamma Mia!, the hugely successful jukebox musical inspired by the songs of ABBA.
Theatre and Comedy
A scene from Grease. Picture by Paul Coltas.

REVIEW: Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until Saturday, October 21

Grease was the word on everyone's lips as they emerged from the Theatre Royal Newcastle after the opening night of the popular feelgood musical yesterday.
Theatre and Comedy
Joseph Wilson at his exhibition at Woodhorn Museum

Two new exhibitions at county attraction

Woodhorn Museum’s exhibition programme this autumn features the work of two north east photographers.

Arts
Beaconsfield Players do 9 to 5

Players bring Dolly’s hits to stage

An hilarious comedy based on Dolly Parton’s song and hit movie 9 to 5 will be showing in Blyth until this weekend.

Theatre and Comedy
Ria Jones as Norma Desmond

THEATRE REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, October 14

The role of Norma Desmond, the faded silent-movie star desperate to cling onto the glories of the past, is one of the most iconic in modern musical theatre.
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