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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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Dracula

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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the scream factory 2017

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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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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chase park festival 2017

Chase Park Festival

Chase Park Festival blog review ~ a guest blog from Laura at LookAtMyClothes   I love live music, so when I was given the opportunity to head to Chase Park Festival in Saltwell Park, Gateshead, I couldn’t say no.  The weather couldn’t have been better as my partner and I arrived,[…]

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Dine in the Sky

Newcastle in the Sky review ~a guest blog by Ashleigh Swan from Ashleigh Money Saver   What do you decide to do if you’re afraid of heights?  Keep your feet firmly on the ground?  Avoid looking down when taking the glass lifts in the Metro Centre?  Or get strapped into a[…]

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PizzaStorm Newcastle review

PizzaStorm – Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle ~ a guest blog for Nights Out In Newcastle by Melissa Nicholson   Where can you make your own pizza and have it cooked in within 5 minutes?  At PizzaStorm you can!!! Here at Nights Out In Newcastle we are great fans of all things[…]

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Jess Glynne at Alnwick Castle

Jess Glynne at Alnwick Castle review   ~a guest blog by Ashleigh Swan from Ashleigh Money Saver   When I was asked to go and review the Jess Glynne concert at Alnwick Castle I jumped at the chance!  I decided to take my husband, Aaron, with me because I had taken him[…]

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Hacienda Classical

Hacienda Classical – Live from Times Square ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather If you were witness to Manchester’s famous nightclub Hacienda then we’re sure you will be filled with nothing but happy memories of 90s nostalgia.  Rave culture has changed a lot since the club closed its doors[…]

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the libertines

The Libertines at Times Square review

The Libertines  ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather The crowds turned out in full last night as The Libertines played their first Newcastle gig in more than a decade.  Supported by local lads Maximo Park, whose triumphant rise over the years is well deserved as they knocked it out[…]

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The Fifth Point Dive Centre

A Dive Centre with a difference    We had the pleasure to be invited to pop down and find out what The Fifth Point Dive Centre is all about by the owners Nic and James.  This brand new state of the art dive centre in Blyth opened this June and has[…]

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James at Times Square

James at Times Square ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   The first weekend of the Live at Times Square gigs came to an end with James headlining the Saturday night with a memorable sing-a-long to many of their classic hits.  The night before witnessed Leftfield perform their entire Leftism[…]

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Leftfield at Times Square review

Leftfield ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   In 1995, Leftfield released their debut album Leftism and it became an instant dance classic and inspiration for the many artists that followed.  Which is why it was great news to hear there would be a revival and that the ageless[…]

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Father Ted – The Return To Craggy Island review

Whitley Bay Theatre Company presents ‘Father Ted’ ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   Father Ted – The Return To Craggy Island at the Playhouse Whitley Bay has enough “Careful now!” and “Go on, go on, go on” to delight true fans of the original comedy show.  The show[…]

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Rory Bremner: Partly Political review

Rory Bremner at The Customs House for the South Tyneside Comedy Festival ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   President Donald Trump is the ultimate gift to the comedy world who just seems to hand comedy writers new material to mock him about on an almost daily basis. Impressionist[…]

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SummerTyne Americana Festival review

SummerTyne Americana Festival – The Sage Gateshead ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather This weekend witnessed the return of the annual SummerTyne Americana Festival at The Sage, Gateshead, as the venue celebrated the festival’s 13th year. The free indoor Concourse Stage displays all feel-good Americana songs people can tap[…]

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The Ladykillers

The Ladykillers review  ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather Father Ted’s co-writer Graham Lincoln adapted the hit movie The Ladykillers for stage and a large part of me believes this is the best format for the macabre comedy.  The People’s Theatre certainly made it feel that way, as we[…]

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rip it up

Rip it Up preview

Get ready to Rip it Up, with two Strictly Champions and one of the UK’s favourite dancers ~a guest blog interview with Jay McGuiness by Michelle Nicol   Featuring not one, but two Strictly Come Dancing champions, Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith, together with one of the show’s most popular[…]

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Blink 182

Blink-182 review ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   Pop-punk band Blink-182 are currently on tour following the release of their seventh studio album, California.  Last Sunday, they swung by Metro Radio Arena and were greeted with a near sell-out crowd.  Band members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker were[…]

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Handmade Burger Co review

Handmade Burger Co – The Gate Newcastle   Here at Nights Out In Newcastle we really love a good burger!  So we were thrilled to be asked to review the food at the Handmade Burger Co. restaurant in The Gate.   We made our way there last Saturday for a lunchtime feast, and having skipped[…]

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the newcastle gin festival 2017

Newcastle Gin Festival 2017 review

Newcastle Gin Festival 2017   Here at Nights Out In Newcastle it is safe to say we love a good Gin and Tonic.  So image our excitement at being invited to the Newcastle Gin Festival 2017 at Newcastle Racecourse.  We absolutely loved last years Gin Festival which has been held at Castlegate[…]

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Kevin and Karen Dance review

Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen Clifton sweep the audience at Sage Gateshead off its feet   Strictly Stars Kevin and Karen Clifton won over the audience at the Sage Gateshead with their beautiful dancing and their charming love story brought to life on stage. Against a simple backdrop of their[…]

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Chloe Reynolds review

Chloe Reynolds at the Sage Gateshead – Thursday 1st June 2017 ~a guest blog by Cycles with Wolves. I arrived to the Sage to watch the Anastacia ‘Ultimate Collection’ tour and headed straight in to take my seat. I was quite intrigued to see Chloe Reynolds perform for the simple fact[…]

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evolution emerging 2017

Evolution Emerging 2017 review

Evolution Emerging Evolution Emerging 2017 took place on Saturday 27th May across 10+ venues in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle.   We were lucky enough to have a couple of press tickets to go along and see what it was all about. Presented by the UK’s leading music development agency, Generator and now[…]

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