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Edith and Lionel Bosh are a double act who are married off the stage, playing the small music halls after fleeting success in Blackpool. A quarter-century of marriage takes its toll, and they realise they want to kill each other. What happens next might surprise you.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad for a jaunt around Gibside’s Georgian walled garden – where this rambunctious open air production of the classic children’s book for all ages will take place in late August.
BAMBURGH B FESTIVAL
Bamburgh Castle is the backdrop for B Festival, organised by HospiceCare Northumberland. Musicians spanning multiple genres will play as the sun sets over the castle walls, while there’ll be plenty of street food stalls for sustenance.
UNTIL 29 AUGUST
HARTLEPOOL FESTIVAL OF ILLUSTRATION
Venues across Hartlepool
The world’s best illustrators, cartoonists and comic artists will convene on Hartlepool for a series of talks, exhibitions and workshops. Among the big names attending are Lawrence Goldsmith, the artist behind the massive syndicated cartoon Andy Capp.
UNTIL 1 SEPTEMBER
This solo exhibition by Naomi Blayney highlights some of the most famous landmarks in the North East in pen and ink landscapes. Naomi, who lives and works in Durham, has captured some of the region’s best-recognised venues in her drawings.