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Season’s Greetings at People’s Theatre

Season’s Greetings We’re sure it’ll be a fabulous festive family get-together where absolutely nothing will go wrong ~ a guest blog by Cheish Merryweather   For many, the festive season means filling your plate, drinking plenty and signing merrily – whereas for others (myself included) this season comes down to one[…]

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Pink Sari – Northern Stage Review

Pink Sari Revolution at Northern Stage Review When you have power, nothing can touch you.   Pink Sari Revolution arrived at Northern Stage last night with a hard-hitting message for everyone around the world that we must stop at nothing to fight injustice. The powerful performance tells the real-life story of[…]

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Newcastle United vs Bournemouth

St James’ Park, Saturday 4th November 3.00pm   The Cherries travel up to St James’ Park this Saturday for an afternoon 3pm kickoff.   Bournemouth find themselves down the business end of the table, while Newcastle are of to a flying start, much higher up than expected. Last time these two teams met[…]

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10 Unmissable Upcoming Shows at Northern Stage

What’s on at the Northern Stage – November 2017 – June 2018   Last night, we were invited along to the spring season 2018 launch at Northern Stage and we could not be more excited for the following ambitious, innovative and passionate performances appearing right on our doorstep. Northern Stage[…]

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Dracula by Bram Stoker  “The dead travel fast” – a guest blog by Cheish Merryweather   On the night of Halloween, the crowds poured into People’s Theatre to take their seats and be entertained with an adapted performance of Dracula by Bram Stoker.  We had our first glimpse at the[…]

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Tom Stade at The Stand Newcastle review

Blue Jeans Management Proudly Present TOM STADE – ‘I SWEAR’ 27th October 2017 – The Stand Newcastle   We were lucky enough to be invited along to see Tom Stade’s brand new show ‘I Swear‘ last Friday, at The Stand Newcastle. We turned up just after doors opened at 8pm, after a[…]

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Seal ‘Standards’ Tour

SEAL ANNOUNCES 2018 UK TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM “STANDARDS”   British soul legend Seal has announced UK tour dates for 2018 in support of his tenth studio album “Standards”.  Including our very own Sage Gateshead on 13th February 2018 .  Backed by a big band, the multi-award winning star will[…]

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Newcastle vs Crystal Palace

Newcastle take on old foes Palace as Ashley puts the club up for sale Saturday 21st October –3.00 pm kick off   With all the hype around news of a possible take over of the club and new owners you could be forgiven for forgetting there is a game on this weekend.[…]

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Friday the 13th

The Scream Factory – Be afraid, be very afraid! We were very excited and a little bit nervous when asked us to come to their Friday the 13th special VIP event.  They promised us a sneak peek at what they had in store for Scream Factory 2017. Based at the[…]

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Bongos Bingo Announces November Dates at Boiler Shop The phenomenal Bongos Bingo are very proud to announce three new shows taking place in November, as the magic and mayhem returns to the city as the nights get shorter and colder. The newly announced shows are for Saturday 4th, Wednesday 15th[…]

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Too Many T’s at Think Tank

Better than an away day with your lady to Haiti! Too Many T’s – Think Tank? Newcastle 11th October 2017   We headed down to Think Tank last night for a midweek night of hip-hop, headlined by the amazing Too Many T’s.  It was the first night of the South London rappers[…]

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Festival of Thrift

Festival of Thrift 2017 ~ a guest blog sponsored by The Neon Greenhouse   This weekend saw the return of popular Festival of Thrift to Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar.  This event is the brainchild of designers Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway.  It aims to promote “Living Sustainably with Style“, with a range of activities[…]

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Newcastle vs Liverpool

Newcastle take on Liverpool 1st October 2017 – 4:30 pm kick off   Newcastle last played Liverpool in the Premier League in April 2016, in a tight 2-2 draw.   We went 1-0 down after just 2 minutes that day to a Daniel Sturridge goal.  Things got even worse when we went 2-0[…]

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Tango Moderno review

Tango Moderno – Newcastle Theatre Royal ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace may have left their Strictly shoes behind a few years ago but since then they’ve not stopped bringing dance to the masses with their shows incorporating the tango with crowd pleasing numbers,[…]

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MEADOWLARK VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘SUNLIGHT’ UNVEILED  UK HEADLINE SHOW STARTS LATE SEPTEMBER – Sat 7 Oct – The Cluny 2, Newcastle Meadowlark have today shared a striking video for their new single ‘Sunlight’. The track is the latest to be lifted from the Bristol based boy-girl duo’s debut album ‘Postcards’ which is out now on[…]

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RAY MEARS HAS WILD ENCOUNTER AT THEATRE ROYAL   For the first time ever survivalist and bushcraft expert Ray Mears is bringing his live stage show to Newcastle Theatre Royal. Take a seat because Born to go Wild, a journey into the earth’s wildest places and a lesson in extreme[…]

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DFDS BACKS NE1 GEORDIE JACKPOT WITH SPECIAL PRIZE PACKAGE TO CELEBRATE FIRST DRAW   DFDS is on board to help NE1 make the first Geordie Jackpot draw one to remember by providing a bonus prize of a once in a lifetime 3-night break to Amsterdam for one lucky winner. NE1[…]

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Brooke Bentham

BROOKE BENTHAM Announces Further 2017 UK Tour Dates  Including Sat 18 Nov The Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne   Following the release of her acclaimed debut EP ‘The Room Swayed’ and a streak of crowd-winning festival performances this Summer, BROOKE BENTHAM, is delighted to announce a series of UK shows throughout Autumn 2017.  Having[…]

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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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Synth Pop Pioneer BLANCMANGE Plays Newcastle   Blancmange are set to release a new album of 10 songs written and recorded by Neil Arthur and co-produced by Benge (Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths and Gazelle Twin co-producer). Blancmange will also embark on a UK tour to coincide with the album’s release. Kicking off in[…]

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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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GEORDIE JACKPOT – NEWCASTLE LOTTERY A WIN WIN FOR NEWCASTLE CITY AND PLAYERS   NE1 Ltd, the company behind Alive after Five, Quayside Seaside, Screen on the Green and many more city-wide events in Newcastle Upon Tyne including NE1 Newcastle Motor Show and Restaurant Week has come up with another[…]

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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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Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star

DAVE JOHNS AT THEATRE ROYAL FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY   Fresh from his critically acclaimed turn in Ken Loach’s multi award winning film I, Daniel Blake, Newcastle comedian Dave Johns brings his hit one-man show I, FILLUM STAR to Newcastle Theatre Royal for one night only on Sunday 1 October[…]

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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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