What’s On Next Week! (w/c 7.8.17)

Posted on July 31st 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 7th August
Derren Brown: Underground @ Theatre Royal Newcastle

Are you ready to have Derren Brown cast his spell on you once again? One of Britain’s most famed illusionists is back, taking his sell-out London run of latest show ‘Underground’ across the country, and heading to the Theatre Royal this week. It’s literally a Best Of showcasing Derren’s best stage work to date, providing a unique opportunity to see some of his most mind-boggling achievements and personal favourite tricks. Prepare to be thoroughly spell-bound…

Tuesday 8th August
Jane Eyre @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

It’s the height of the season, and that means that there’s plenty of Open Air Theatre to enjoy across the region right now, not least at Belsay Hall where they’ll be welcoming the always-amazing Chapterhouse Theatre Company to present their version of a beloved novel. Based on Charlotte Bronte’s classic, Jane Eyre follows the eponymous heroine as she becomes a governess for the brooding Mr Rochester, beginning one of English Literature’s greatest love stories. This is your chance to experience their epic romantic tale once again in the gorgeous surroundings of this historical home.

Wednesday 9th August
Medieval Season: Courtly Combat @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage

Fancy stepping back in time? For three days between 8th-10th August, Warkworth Castle and Hermitage becomes a time machine, transporting you to Medieval times where you can enjoy living in history. This spectacular chance to delve into the history of the castle will see brave knights lining up to perform in a courtly tournament. But who will come out on top? There’s also set to be a chance to marvel at the range of weaponry and martial skills, giving a glimpse into what combat was like all those years ago.

Thursday 10th August
Joe McElderry: The Gloria Tour @ Sunderland Empire

One of the region’s most beloved singers of recent times, X Factor star Joe McElderry, is back on tour as he’s just released his long-awaited new album ‘Saturday Night at the Movies.’ Including iconic songs from both the stage and the screen, it’s an extravaganza of hugely popular sing-along moments. Of course, that means that there’s plenty of chances to join in as Joe brings his new album to the Sunderland Empire, where he’ll also be joined by fellow X Factor star Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners-up Keith Jack and Ben James-Ellis. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable night!

Friday 11th August
The Werewolf: Shape-Shifting from Folklore to Popular Culture @ Newcastle Castle

Cultural historian Gail-Nina Anderson is back at Newcastle Castle for yet another fascinating talk wondering just how close we are to our inner beast. People have long since believed that humans can shape-shift into other forms, with the werewolf being one of the most iconic and pervasive of transformative being. In this talk, Gail-Nina will discover more about the legend of the wolfman, helping the audience find out more about how this mythical man-beast went from being merely a superstition to a staple on the big screen.

Saturday 12th August
Northern Crafts @ The Witham

Are you looking for a gift for someone special? Or maybe start a bit of early Christmas shopping? The Cumbria-based Northern Crafts collective could help! They’re pitching up in The Witham to showcase a variety of artists and craftspeople, with 20 stalls set to offer gifts and goods at affordable prices. From jewellery and prints to jams, toys and cards, there’s set to be something to suit anyone’s gift-giving needs. Of course, you could always just treat yourself…

Sunday 13th August
Tynemouth Mini Club Present The Geordie Job @ Woodhorn Museum

For the second year running, Tynemouth Mini Club are back with their spectacular Geordie Job! For anyone who’s passionate about Minis, or just motors in general, the range of models on display – from the original 1960 MK1 to a range of 1980s and 1990s Mini Coopers – will be a fascinating insight into the past and present of an icon of British motoring.

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