What’s On Next Week! (w/c 21.8.17)

Posted on August 14th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…

Monday 21st August
Paul Foster – Local Landscapes @ Arts Centre Washington

Local artist Paul Foster has lived in Washington for quarter of a decade, finding inspiration for his work in the landscapes of the North East. In particular, he enjoys woodland walks, which forms the main focus of his work. In his paintings, he does his best to preserve some of the natural beauty that’s around the Washington area, and some of those works are on display at the Arts Centre until 23rd September. For anyone who enjoys exquisite art or the North East landscape, Paul’s works are a must-see.

Tuesday 22nd August
Fighting Knights @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Feel the steel! Knights are headed back to Warkworth Castle to show off their impressive combat skills as part of their Medieval Season. Who will come out on top? Only one way to find out… There’s also the chance to meet the knights in person, to find out about their armour and rigorous training regimes – it’ll clue you in to whether you’ve got what it takes to be a knight in shining armour or simply a squire in training!

Wednesday 23rd August
The Lost Photographs of Newcastle @ Newcastle Castle

In the past century, Newcastle has changed almost beyond recognition, from being one of the hearts of shipbuilding to becoming a modern metropolis. In this fascinating talk by Neil Storey and Fiona Kay though, the audience can get a unique insight into what the city looked like between the 1880s and 1950s through a series of photographic plates, all of which document the people, streets, places and events that took place throughout the city. It’s a rare chance to see the city as it once was through the medium of photography, and will Storey and Kay’s expertise to give even more of a glimpse into the past.

Thursday 24th August
Spa BBQ @ Wynyard Hall

There’s just a couple of weeks left to fully enjoy barbecue season, but why not couple that with a spot of relaxation at the same time? Well, Wynyard Hall’s therapists will once again be heading down to the lakeside to host a fabulous Spa BBQ, where guests can take advantage of the luxurious facilities as well as feasting on some delicious food made by Wynyard’s BBQ experts. Not only that, but there’s a glass of wine on arrival. Perhaps there’s no better way to help see out the summer…

Friday 25th August
Magna Carta and the Forest Charters @ Durham Cathedral

As part of their Open Treasure exhibitions, Durham Cathedral have been displaying a surviving copy of the 1217 edition of the Magna Carta, as well as further issues from 1225 and 1300 and complementary charters known as Forest Charters also from 1217, 1225 and 1300. These historic documents, which are an integral part of Britain’s history, are only set to be on display until 9th September, meaning that there isn’t long left to take in this vital piece of heritage before they go back into safe-keeping. Make sure you don’t pass up the opportunity!

Saturday 26th August
Young Frankenstein @ Theatre Royal Newcastle

Ahead of its West End premiere, Mel Brooks, alongside Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, is bringing his comedy classic Young Frankenstein to the stage in Newcastle! Running until 10th September, this wickedly funny reimagining of the classic gothic novel by Mary Shelley sees a young Frederick Frankenstein inheriting a castle from his genius grandfather, and shenanigans soon ensue! Starring Lesley Joseph, Hadley Fraser and legendary local funny man Ross Noble, this all-singing, all-dancing adaptation will truly make you feel alive!

Sunday 27th August
Don Giovanni @ The Maltings, Berwick

As part of Berwick Festival Opera, a new take on one of Mozart’s most timeless tales is heading to The Maltings on 26th and 27th August. Don Giovanni tells the tale of the titular character, as he exploits those around him for money, fame (or infamy), power and the pursuit of women. Transported to a modern-day setting where he’s cast as a slick corporate CEO, it’s even easier to see how Mozart’s opera is a timeless work that’s just as resonant today as it was when it first premiered in 1787.

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