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Glenn McCory
A play about a north-east world champion boxer who learnt to fight at his local boys’ club in Consett, County Durham, is set to tour the north east in 2019. Carrying David will tell the story of Glenn McCrory, who was the north east’s first world title winner in the...
merseybeats
The Sixties Gold Farewell Tour is set to call in at Sage Gateshead this November. The tour will feature a stunning line-up, including Liverpool bands The Merseybeats and The Searchers, American rock ‘n’ roller PJ Proby, and vocal harmony specialists The Fortunes. Also on the bill will be Steve Ellis –...
YUNGBLUD is someone to keep an eye on as fans can’t seem to get enough. 20-year-old Northerner, Dominic Harrison, keeps the alternative rock scene alive with his heavy guitar riffs, mixing his own hip hop twist into his music capturing the younger generations. After hours of waiting outside fans begin...
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Blues veterans The Blues Band are set to play Sage, Gateshead, on 28th October. Formed in 1979 by ex-Manfred Mann members Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness as a band “just to play the blues”, The Blues Band are today regarded as one of the best purveyors of rhythm and blues...
Clive John performing as Johnny Cash, dressed in black with the head of his guitar thrust forward.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow – a spectacular tribute to the Man in Black – is coming to the North East next week. The Johnny Cash Roadshow will play Consett’s Empire Theatre on February 9th and the Customs House, South Shields, on February 12th. Aiming to be a “a concert crossed...
A Cruise Ship possibly like or even the same as that used for Rock the Boat 2017
A cruise ship company sailing out of the Port of Tyne has hit upon a novel way to entertain its guests. This September will see the ship Magellan embarking for a water-borne rock festival entitled Rock the Boat 2017. Cruise ship firm Cruiseco hopes its idea will appeal to rock...
fly with santa
Families in the north east will this week have the chance to enjoy an extra-special Christmas treat – a helicopter ride in the company of Santa Claus and his elves. Taking to the skies with Father Christmas and his merry little helpers will surely...
Reformed Bananarama Coming to Newcastle City Hall
If you’re of a certain age, you might remember them being always on Top of the Pops or their cheery sassy songs forever blaring out of radios. Well, Bananarama – one of the most successful girl groups of all time – have reformed their original line-up and are due to...
Interior of Wildflower cafe. Brightly painted, reclaimed furniture and a small bar next to a blackboard menu.
A new vegan café, which aims to be a creative hub for Newcastle’s artistic community, has opened on Westgate Road. Wildflower, set up by artist Jessica Salmon and chef Asher Turnbull, specialises in “affordable, seasonal plant-based food”. Dishes on offer include vegan chorizo, bean pasties, and vegan cakes and toasties,...
It might be St Valentines Day, but if you're like me and can't be bothered with all the pretentious fakery just take your lad or lass to get a behemoth burger. Trust me, nothing says I love you more than a gob full of cheesy, greasy meaty goodness. These burgers will give your partner heart-flutters or a heart attack. Just make sure you have an ambulance on standby.

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