The 5 Best North East Cultural Events This Week

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Start the summer holidays right with plenty to see and do

26 JULY
GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL

Catterick Races
01748 811478
www.catterickbridge.co.uk

A brilliant day of flat racing takes place at Catterick, one of 180 days of racing throughout the year held at the nine Yorkshire courses. Place your bets and see who’s likely to win at this midweek meet – we hope you’re lucky.

26–29 JULY
FATHER TED
Playhouse, Whitley Bay
0844 248 1588
www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk
Down with this sort of thing! Careful now, in your haste to judge you could miss out on brilliance. This production of the tales of Craggy Island’s most oddball priests comes courtesy of the Whitley Bay Theatre Company, and is a bigger, better version of their critically-acclaimed 2013 version.

29 JULY
MESTIVAL

Helseyside Hall, Bellingham
www.mestival.co.uk

The riot of mud, fun and family entertainment returns for another year of fun running through the stunning Northumbrian countryside. With five and 10 kilometre routes for participants to tackle, it’s the ultimate test of physical and mental strength.

30 JULY
RICHARD HERRING

Live Theatre, Newcastle
0191 232 1232
www.live.org.uk

Ten years ago, Richard Herring toured a show called ‘Oh F***, I’m 40!’. This year he’s taking ‘Oh Frig, I’m 50’ to Edinburgh, which coincidentally is his 40th show on the 30th anniversary of his first trip to Edinburgh to perform. It’s a comedic meditation on ageing that is – curiously – timeless.

30 JULY
TINIE TEMPAH

Jacksons Landing, Hartlepool
www.marinalive.co.uk

Rapper, entrepreneur and Esquire’s favourite man Tinie Tempah may spend more time on the front row of fashion shows than in the recording booth nowadays, but when the man’s given a microphone, he still knows how to bring the noise.
 

Published in: July 2017

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