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Hexham Book Festival 2017 @ Auction Mart, Hexham

28 April 2017 - 07 May 2017

Hexham Book Festival, the annual literary festival which takes over the Northumberland town every spring, returns from 28 April to 7 May this year.

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Gateshead Beer & Music Festival @ Gateshead

28 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

Various times each day, check the website for more details

£12/ £30

The festival organisers pride themselves on striving to improve the festival year on year, this year there are no exceptions

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GIFT Festival 2017 @ Gateshead

28 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

GIFT returns, featuring a variety of performances, workshops and discussions from some of the most exciting theatre makers from across the UK and Europe

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Sunderland Shorts Film Festival @ Sunderland

04 May 2017 - 06 May 2017

Resisting the pull of the Dark Side and fast becoming a Force to be reckoned with, Sunderland Shorts Film Festival returns in 2017.

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Sunfest 2017 @ Arts Centre Washington

04 May 2017 - 27 May 2017


£7.50 / £6 (concessions )/ £5 (NUS)

Sunderland drama students are staging a series of critically acclaimed plays at Arts Centre Washington

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The Late Shows 2017 @ Newcastle upon Tyne

19 May 2017 - 20 May 2017

After hours

The Late Shows – supported by Port of Tyne and Sofa Workshop – returns for an eleventh edition on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May, boasting another packed programme of after-hours culture.

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Middlesbrough Art Weekender @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

19 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

Middlesbrough town centre will be host to the Middlesbrough Art Weekender, a three-day art festival. From Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May, Middlesbrough’s Albert Road will come alive with performers, pop-up gallery spaces, exhibitions and workshops.

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Harambee Pasadia 2017 @ Barnard Castle

26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

Up to £75

Now in its fifth year, Harambee Pasadia Music and Dance Camping Festival is back and bigger than ever!

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Evolution Emerging 2017 @ Newcastle upon Tyne

27 May 2017

From 2pm


In what has been billed as the event’s biggest and best to date, event organisers Generator have confirmed that the cream of the region’s and the UK’s emerging crop of talent will join a headlining list of North East All Stars

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Northumberland County Show 2017 @ Bywell Hall

29 May 2017

The biggest county show in the North East attracting over 26,000 visitors from across the region and further afield

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Mickleton Village Carnival @ Mickleton Village Hall

03 June 2017

13:00 to 17:00

Join in the festivities at Mickleton Village Carnival!

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Durham Blues Festival @ Gala Theatre and Cinema

17 June 2017

2pm - 10pm

£26 Early Bird tickets, £29 advance tickets, £32 on the day

Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce Durham’s seventh annual Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival is back to take over Gala.

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Gin Festival @ Wynyard Hall

07 July 2017 - 08 July 2017

Friday 5pm – midnight and Saturday 12noon – midnight

£12.50 per adult

Wynyard LOVES Gin, so what better way to celebrate our love of gin than with a Gin Festival!

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Jesterval 2017 @ Gateshead

14 July 2017 - 06 August 2017

Event throughout the day and night

Varied prices depending on event

Jesterval, The North East’s Premier Comedy Festival, will return this summer bigger and better than ever as part of Q Festival!

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Q Festival @ Gateshead

14 July 2017 - 06 August 2017

Q festival is an exciting new collaboration between Gateshead Council and Jesterval Comedy Festival!

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Haçienda Classical Live From Times Square @ Newcastle upon Tyne

04 August 2017


After a spellbinding tour throughout the UK, The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata are bringing back Haçienda Classical in 2017

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Manic Street Preachers Live From Times Square @ Newcastle upon Tyne

05 August 2017


1990s rock icons Manic Street Preachers have confirmed they will be heading to Newcastle for Live From Times Square 2017.

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Brian Wilson Live From Times Square @ Newcastle upon Tyne

06 August 2017


Music icon Brian Wilson is bringing the seminal Pet Sounds album tour to Newcastle’s Times Square this August

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Hardwick Live 2017 @ Sedgefield, County Durham

19 August 2017

Day-long event

£8 children, £15 for 13-17-year-olds and £49 for adults

The North East’s biggest live music event returns this summer, bringing with it a huge line-up of high profile acts.

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Festival of Ingenuity @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

22 September 2017 - 23 September 2017

Celebrate Darlington’s ingenious past, present and future


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