What’s On Next Week! (w/c 8.5.17)

Posted on May 2nd 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 8th May
Moving Cities North East @ Dance City

If you haven’t caught this latest exhibition from Moving Art Management and Jevan Chowdhury yet, then don’t panic too much as it’s running until 30th June. However, this is a reminder that it’s one not to be missed! Shot in all kinds of locations across the North East (including the Angel of the North, Alnwick Gardens, the Tyne bridges and North Shields Fish Quay), the exhibition was shot in three days and sees dancers interacting in unique and physical ways with their surrounding environment. It’s a fascinating intersection between the medium of dance and photography, while also celebrating some of the wonders the region has to offer.

Tuesday 9th May
Running Wild @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s acclaimed children’s novel, Running Wild is set to touch hearts with the story of Lilly, a young girl whose trip to Indonesia is a chance to finally ride an elephant called Oona. But when a tsunami hits, she’s dragged into the jungle as Oona runs for safety. Lilly finds a world of wonder in the groves and thickets though, although she’s still got to learn how to survive some of the dangers of the rainforest and her own hunger – and that’s before the hunters come along. With puppetry design and direction by the team who brought War Horse to life, this epic and spellbinding production will enchant audiences of all ages.

Wednesday 10th May
Gangsta Granny @ Sunderland Empire

Friday nights mean only one thing for Ben – staying with Granny! But this is a Wednesday night and Ben is staying alongside Granny at the Sunderland Empire instead (they’ll be camped out there until Sunday 14th May in fact). Hopefully they’ve got all their valuables locked up though as Granny has a bigger secret than what she puts in her cabbage soup, cabbage pie and, um, cabbage cake. Yep, Ben’s weekends are about to get a lot more exciting as he stumbles upon his Granny’s biggest secret! Based on the children’s novel by David Walliams and from the producers of Horrible Histories, this stage production of Gangsta Granny will have you rolling in the aisles (just keep an eye on your wallet!)

Thursday 11th May
Cocktails, Canapes & Make-Up Masterclass @ Wynyard Hall

Thoughts turning towards the weekend and thinking you might need to freshen your look up for a big night out? Then this masterclass session in Wynyard Hall’s spa might be just what you need! Round up the girls (or guys!) and learn how to pull off a few new looks with the help of professional make-up artist James from New CID. Each person will also receive 20% off any products on the day and a cocktail and canapes on arrival too – hopefully those blinis won’t smudge the lipstick too much though!

Friday 12th May
Bang! Said The Gun @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham

Voted the best poetry night in the UK by The Times, described by acclaimed poet and rapper Kate Tempest as “like mud wrestling with words” and hailed by former poet laureate Andrew Motion as “a vortex of energy and enthusiasm,” Bang! Said The Gun is a night of words like no other! It’s a rollercoaster of emotions, a tidal wave of raucous, loud and, serious and trivial topics where the rules don’t apply but the country’s freshest poetic talents can stand up and have their voices well and truly hear. Let it grab you by the hand, take you down the vocabulary rabbit hole and transport you to a wonderful word-filled world!

Saturday 13th May
Athos String Quartet @ The Maltings, Berwick

Last year the Athos String Quartet rolled up to the Maltings and basically blew everyone away wit their production of The Vampyre. Now they’re back, and if you missed them the first time round, then you really don’t want to miss out. The young, dynamic and energetic quartet are on tour with a brand new production, performing three classics by Mendelssohn, Bartok and Haydn. It’s set to be dramatic, enthralling and breath-taking.

Sunday 14th May
Redcoats Living History Weekend @ Berwick Barracks

For a whole weekend (yes, that includes Saturday too!) the Redcoats are returning to Berwick Barracks in Northumberland, putting on a spectacular display of military prowess, including drills, and a chance to catch a glimpse of some of the weaponry the group would have used at the time. It’s a prime opportunity to see how the Barracks would have operated during the time when the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiments would have occupied the barracks, and a window into the border town’s history.

Also, don’t forget to enter our current competitions! Right now you could be in with the chance of winning tickets to winning 4 tickets to Lightwater Valley or a pair of tickets to see ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ at Newcastle Theatre Royal!

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