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The Billy Joel Songbook review

The Billy Joel Songbook – Sage Gateshead ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   My favourite birthday I can remember growing up was 1984, I was 10 years old and had requested “An Innocent Man” on cassette tape from my parents.  I remember getting up extra early to find that[…]

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HOWIE PAYNE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘MOUNTAIN’ + HEADLINE OCTOBER UK TOUR  RELEASED OCTOBER 27TH ON FULL STACK RECORDS  NEW TRACK ‘HIGH TIMES’ AVAILABLE WITH ALBUM PRE-ORDERS – LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD      HOWIE PAYNE has announced details of his long-awaited new album ‘Mountain’, to be released on October 27th on Full Stack Records and a headline UK[…]

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EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING WINNER BELINDA DAVIDS COMING TO THE CUSTOMS HOUSE   Belinda Davids walked away the winner of BBC One’s Even Better Than The Real Thing at the weekend after a show-stopping performance as Whitney Houston – and now fans can see her next week in[…]

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Lindisfarne Festival 2018 line-up

Lindisfarne Festival offers festivalgoers the chance to curate 2018 line-up as part of major crowdfunding campaign   Following a successful Lindisfarne Festival 2017, which saw a 38% increase in attendees from the previous year and a 3500+ strong crowd, organisers are giving festivalgoers and businesses an opportunity to get more[…]

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A Sketch for Sammy

Sunday for Sammy presents A Sketch for Sammy 2017 Featured image – Sunday for Sammy 2016  photo: John Millard   Four budding comedy sketch writers are about to get the chance to have their work performed by a leading North East comedy group with the funniest being shown in a very special[…]

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UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT IN NEWCASTLE CHANGES NEGATIVES TO POSITIVES   A unique exhibition is about to open in Newcastle allowing people to see life in the city through the eyes of the vulnerable and homeless. Through its partnership with The People’s Kitchen, the not for profit, System Gallery in Leazes Park[…]

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STEREOPHONICS ANNOUNCE 2018 UK ARENA TOUR  METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE MONDAY 12TH MARCH 2018   One of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics will embark on a major UK arena tour in February 2018 following the release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’. Twenty years after their debut ‘Word Gets[…]

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Royal Northern Sinfonia review

Opening Night – Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   I have a secret to share…Last night was my very first classical music concert!  Now, I should say that when I was 20 I started teaching myself about classical music, it was one of[…]

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Animal Farm review

Animal Farm at The People’s Theatre ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   Earlier this year, the talented YoungPeople’s Theatre performed the critically acclaimed production of More Light. So, when the announcement came that the youth group were opening the new season with Animal Farm, it was clear we were[…]

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Newcastle United vs Stoke City

Newcastle take on Stoke City Saturday 16th September – 3.00 pm kick off   Newcastle have not beat Stoke in the league since a boxing day bashing 5-1 on 26th December 2013.  While we’d love to see a repeat of that score it seems highly  unlikely!  Last time we played Stoke it was 1-0 to them at[…]

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WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE TO APPEAR ON TV AHEAD OF PERFORMANCE AT THE CUSTOMS HOUSE   Whitney Houston fans can get a taste of what to expect from a leading tribute act when she appears on television this weekend. Belinda Davids performs as the iconic singer in The Greatest Love of[…]

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Lindisfarne Festival 2017 hits the right note

Lindisfarne Festival 2017 hits the right note with most successful event yet as organisers start planning for 2018   Lindisfarne Festival which took place on Beal Farm, Northumberland from the 31st Aug to 3rd September 2017 has been hailed a huge success, witnessing a 38% increase in attendees compared to[…]

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Frightening Prospects

THE BEST JOB IN THE NORTH EAST – GET PAID TO SCARE   The North East’s largest and scariest, American-style Halloween Haunt, Scream Factory returns this October and has 90 acting roles and 25 event staff positions up for grabs. Now in its sixth year the award-winning attraction, which has[…]

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Filmmaking at The Customs House

FILMMAKING GROUP INSPIRES SOUTH TYNESIDE STUDENT TO EMBARK ON CAREER IN THE FILM INDUSTRY   A young filmmaker is hoping to turn his hobby into a career as he heads off to university. Ryan Ogden was introduced to filmmaking at The Customs House in South Shields and is now off[…]

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Crazy For You at the Theatre Royal

Crazy For You review ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   The joy of the music of Gershwin is that he simply uses the black keys a lot and you know the most interesting music is always written on the black keys.  George and Ira Gershwin were the ultimate team,[…]

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1867 review

1867 at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   When my editor asked if I wanted to go along to this and I checked out the website I wasn’t really sure what to expect, it was all very mysterious and from what I could[…]

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Into the Woods

Tyne Theatre Productions to stage Into the Woods in March 2018, acclaimed local director appointed   Though their grand Tyne Theatre 150th Anniversary production of West Side Story is still to come this September, Tyne Theatre Productions have already announced that they will return in March 2018 with Stephen Sondheim’s[…]

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COMEDY MUSICAL ZIPP!   Where do all the odd socks go? The Customs House, hopefully! The theatre is in need of at least 50 brightly coloured and – most importantly – clean odd socks, for its latest in-house production. Zipp! One Hundred Musicals for Less than the Price of One[…]

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men on the tyne


MEN OF THE TYNE RETURNS TO THE CUSTOMS HOUSE      Writer Tom Kelly is bringing his tales from the Tyne shipyards back to The Customs House. Men of the Tyne was born out of conversations Tom started having in 2011 with men who worked on the river between the 1950s[…]

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Margaret Glaspy and Leif Vollebekk review

Margaret Glaspy and Leif Vollebekk at The Cluny 2 – 8th September 2017   We were lucky enough to pop down to The Cluny 2 last Friday to see American singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy and her support act Leif Vollebekk.  It was a great night of music and one I’ll remember for a very[…]

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Twenty Seven Productions in association with Tyne Theatre & Opera House present “1867” Monday 11th – Sunday 17th September 2017   Tyne Theatre & Opera House are excited to have teamed up with local immersive theatre group Twenty Seven Productions to present “1867” – a week of theatre tours with[…]

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The Script

THE SCRIPT ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND TOUR  & SCORE THEIR FOURTH UK #1 ALBUM METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2018   What a week it’s been for Irish three-piece The Script. Their new album Freedom Child has topped the UK Official Albums Chart, seeing off competition from LCD[…]

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Driving Miss Daisy

DAME SIÂN PHILLIPS AND DEREK GRIFFITHS DRIVE A CLASSIC INTO THEATRE ROYAL   Alfred Uhry’s acclaimed comedy drama Driving Miss Daisy is visiting Newcastle Theatre Royal on its 30th anniversary tour with a top cast at the wheel Mon 2 – Sat 7 Oct 2017.  This brand new production by[…]

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John Legend at the Metro Radio Arena

John Legend  ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   John Legend’s Darkness and Light arena tour took to the stage last night at Metro Radio Arena to promote his fifth studio album by the same name. Floating in on a giant grand piano, his voice echoed around the partially[…]

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Rip it up review

Strictly favourites roar through the 50’s in new dance show Rip it Up!   It’s an energy-packed trip through the music, dance and fashions of the 1950s, as Strictly Come dancing stars Jay McGuinness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith take to the stage in new show Rip It Up. The[…]

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What’s on at the Sage Gateshead

Next Week (Week Commencing 11th September) at Sage Gateshead   Sage Gateshead is delighted to announce a selection of gigs for all musical tastes, including the launch of the Classical Season, sitarist to the stars Baluji Shrivastav, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, and 80’s sensation Nik Kershaw. This week’s programme also has[…]

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Juice Festival

Juice Festival announces its action-packed programme for 2017 This October, Juice Festival will be taking over cultural venues, libraries and public spaces across NewcastleGateshead with an action-packed nine days of theatre, music, arts, circus, film, dance and everything in between. The award winning and inclusive multi-arts festival, developed by and[…]

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Lindisfarne Festival 2017 review

Vikings & Punks unite for an epic Lindisfarne Festival    Here at Nights Out In Newcastle we need no excuse to party!  We love a BIG night out and so were absolutely thrilled when Lindisfarne Festival invited us for an epic weekend of fab music, fun entertainment and endless excitement.   We dusted off the festival[…]

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Nick Mulvey

Nick Mulvey – Wake Up Now 10th October – Wylam Brewery, The Palace of Arts, Newcastle   Nick Mulvey is pleased to announce details of his second album, Wake Up Now. It is released on the 8th September 2017 through Fiction Records. In conjunction with its announcement, a second track from the[…]

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Blue Jeans Management Proudly Present TOM STADE – ‘I SWEAR’ As seen on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The John Bishop Show 27th October 2017 – The Stand Newcastle   “UNMISSABLE” Edinburgh Evening News “GLORIOUSLY FUNNY” Scotsman   ‘More rock n roll, than rock n roll.. when[…]

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Smith vs Williams: Revenge or Repeat?

Smith vs Williams ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   Promoter Frank Warren called a press conference this week at the Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle, to announce that the Liam Smith vs Liam Williams rematch has been pushed back to 11th November at Metro Radio Arena. The decision was made[…]

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For the love of music

New season of classical Sunday concerts for Seaton Delaval   Performed by talented local musicians – starts Sunday 10th September  Building on the success of last season’s classical concerts in Seaton Delaval, local music enthusiast Alan Coxon is planning to delight audiences with an even larger programme this year, starting[…]

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intu Metrocentre opens from 9 am- 9 pm

intu Metrocentre opens from 9 am- 9 pm Image: Gavin Prior, intu Metrocentre general manager, celebrates the Gateshead shopping centre’s new 9am opening time by having a bite of breakfast at Carluccio’s. Photo Credit: Tony Hall   The region’s biggest shopping centre is set to open one hour earlier from Monday 4[…]

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ELEANOR CONWAY ‘WALK OF SHAME’ 2017 TOUR   Some people talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, one person that puts her money where her mouth is, is comedian Eleanor Conway.  Her debut stand up show ‘Walk of Shame’, enjoyed sell out audiences and immense critical success on the free fringe[…]

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Disney On Ice

Join a Globetrotting Tour of Disney Destinations when Disney On Ice presents PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE comes to the north east Tickets for Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Sale 5th May   Disney On Ice is returning to Tyneside this October with a fun-filled tour of the imagination in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Families[…]

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