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The Five Best Cultural Events in the North East This Week

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There’s plenty to see and do across the North East this week

12–27 JANUARY 2018
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Arts Centre Washington
0191 561 3455
www.artscentrewashington.co.uk

Take a trip up the beanstalk with the slightly incompetent Jack in this classic pantomime. You’ll be cheering and booing and rooting for the hapless Jack as he tries to win Jill’s hand in marriage.

13 JANUARY
BRANDENBURG FEST

Sage Gateshead
0191 443 4661
www.sagegateshead.com

Bach’s celebrated Brandenburg Concertos will be performed in the hallowed surroundings of Sage Gateshead by the acclaimed musicians of Royal Northern Sinfonia, alongside many works inspired by the great man himself.Jack 

13–14 DECEMBER
RUSSELL BRAND

City Hall, Newcastle
08448 112121
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Ruminating on the difficulties (and madness) of parenthood, Russell Brand brings his distinct brand of comedy to the North East on his latest tour. And the good news for fans is that he is here for two nights – tickets for all.

UNTIL 15 JANUARY 2018
TIM PEAKE’S SPACECRAFT

Locomotion, Shildon
01904 685780
www.locomotion.org.uk

On 18 June 2016, Tim Peake returned to Earth from six months on board the International Space Station. Now you can retrace his 400km journey via a virtual reality experience without having to leave the comfort of your seat. You can also take a peek inside the very capsule that brought him back to earth.

UNTIL 20 JANUARY 2018
PIONEERS OF POP

Hatton Gallery, Newcastle
0191 208 6059
www.hattongallery.org.uk

Following a multi-million pound, many-month regeneration, the Hatton Gallery has recently reopened with an eye-popping exhibition celebrating the work done in pop art in Newcastle around the 1950s and 60s. Some of the most iconic works of pop art will be on display in the new gallery.

Published in: January 2018

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