MOUTH OF THE TYNE FESTIVAL
Venues in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay
Tynemouth Priory and Castle, the Surf Café and Whitley Bay Playhouse all play host to some of music’s biggest names (including Elbow, Laura Marling and Billy Ocean) for a series of stunning outdoor and indoor performances. Snap up your tickets, quick!
Playhouse, Whitley Bay
0844 248 1588
The famous American folk singer (sister of Rufus, daughter of Loudon III) has released a new album, Goodnight City, and will be playing her easy listening, high-quality music at Whitley Bay Playhouse. It’s a gig not to be missed.
UNTIL 12 AUGUST
PORTRAITS FROM THE NORTH EAST
Arts Centre Washington
0191 561 3455
Documentary photographers based in Durham have, since 2013, been photographing 100 important people in the region. The collective’s work has since evolved, with the goal now to photograph highly-skilled craftspeople going about their work.
UNTIL 20 AUGUST
OPEN CONTEMPORARY YOUNG ARTIST AWARD
The Biscuit Factory
0191 261 1103
A celebration of young artists under 35 working in every medium at The Biscuit Factory comes with a top prize of £1,000 and the opportunity for a solo show at the gallery for the winner, while the People’s Choice Winner will get £250. All works shown at this exhibition are available to buy, with 10 percent of proceeds going back to help future projects.
UNTIL 16 SEPTEMBER
This epic journey through 2,000 years of British history includes a cast and crew of more than 1,500 people – plus performance ducks. Book now and gird yourself for a spectacular evening you won’t forget.