The Five Best Cultural Events in the North East This Week

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 Image icon From the film Fish People Photo by Donnie Hedden
There’s plenty to see and do across the region this week

12 SEPTEMBER
GAVIN WEBSTER
Roobarb ‘n’ Custard, Seaham
0191 513 1077
www.roobarbncustard.co.uk
Gavin Webster is a local comedy institution, and was crowned the Comedian’s Comedian of the Year in 2014 for his finely-wrought and extremely wry observations. See him here in Seaham alongside Karen Bayley.

13 SEPTEMBER
CANARY
The Witham, Barnard Castle
01833 631107
www.thewitham.org.uk
This haunting production is inspired by the stories of the women munition workers, helping Britain’s war effort some hundred years ago. Combining theatre and sound to capture the horrors of a zeppelin air raid, this drama is a chilling retelling of past times.

14 SEPTEMBER
OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL
Playhouse Whitley Bay
A range of amazing ocean-based short films touches down in Whitley Bay, celebrating the power and uniqueness of the open water. Some of the world’s finest documentaries and short films will be screened at a fitting seaside venue.
www.oceanfilmfestival.co.uk

14 SEPTEMBER
RUSSELL WATSON
Gala Theatre, Durham
0300 026 6600
www.galadurham.co.uk
Four-time Brit Classical award winner and your nan’s favourite singer, Russell Watson will be accompanied by a guest choir as he performs songs from his latest album, True Stories, as well as some of opera’s greatest hits.

15 SEPTEMBER
WHEN SHEARER MET PARKY
Playhouse Whitley Bay
0844 248 1588
www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk
A very special evening indeed, as the Premier League’s all-time leading goal scorer sits down with a legend of the interviewing world, Michael Parkinson. Alan Shearer will be lightly grilled by Parky, with meet and greet tickets available.

Published in: July 2017

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