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Wednesday, January 23, 2019



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American R ‘n’ B stars The Stylistics – famous for hits like You Make Me Feel Brand New, You Are Everything and Betcha by Golly Wow – will play Gateshead Sage on 26th October. A vocal group, The Stylistics formed in Philadelphia in 1966 from a merger of two bands,...
Portrait of Ken Loach smiling and pointing to his mouth
A jobcentre manager from Newcastle has criticised Ken Loach’s popular recent film I, Daniel Blake. Steve McCall, employer relationship manager at Jobcentre Plus in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, said, “I hope people don’t think the film is a documentary because it’s a story that doesn’t represent the reality...
People sitting and walking in a park.
The future of Newcastle’s parks and allotments will be decided by an innovative mix of online and offline methods. Newcastle City Council, which has experienced a 91% cut in its parks budget since 2010, has been looking into new ways to fund and maintain its allotments and parks. One of the...
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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 –...
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Some of the world’s greatest soul music legends are to play Sage Gateshead in May. The Soul Train Tour – put together by the producer, promoter and celebrity David Gest – has been entertaining music lovers across the world for the last decade. Gest –...
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,...
Cyclist Performers of the Chinese State Circus Coming to Newcastle
The internationally-acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back to Newcastle, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production - "DYNASTY". The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at Town Moor, Newcastle from Tuesday 22nd to Wednesday 30th August in its fully heated big top venue. Company Manager Romy...
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...
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Tonight Newcastle’s shoppers have the chance to enjoy an evening of Christmas fun at Newcastle’s oldest retail destination, Grainger Market. As well as browsing stalls selling a range of Christmas goods, visitors can experience music, dancing, a bar, street food, tasters, art, and special classes and activities. Discounts will be...
Gerry Marsden
The Sixties Gold Tour – headlined by Gerry and the Pacemakers – will be calling in at Gateshead Sage on 12th October. As well as the headliners, the tour will feature The Searchers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis, and Vanity Fair. Between them, these groups...

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