Newcastle City Hall
0844 811 2121
One of the biggest names in British comedy makes his first foray back into stage-based standup in seven (long) years with Humanity. It promises to be a memorable night, and the two dates at City Hall are sure to sell out fast.
MR CORVAN’S MUSIC HALL
The Maltings, Berwick
The story of the North East’s first music hall superstar Ned Corvan is told in this new musical written by superstar pensmith Ed Waugh and directed by Gareth Tudor Price. It promises to reconnect us to the heritage of our region – and be a jolly good show.
THE BLAYDON RACE
Newcastle to Blaydon
The 5.6-mile run from Newcastle to Blaydon has long been a cornerstone of the North East cultural and sporting calendar, and this race will be no different. Last year 4,600 people took part: could you?
UNTIL 30 JUNE
Dance City, Newcastle
0191 261 0505
Literal dancing in the street is captured in this new exhibition of photographs by Jevan Chowdhury, a world-renowned photographer. Jevan took a series of photographs of 12 professional dancers in locations across the North East that will be on display at Dance City before moving to Alnwick and Sunderland.
UNTIL 2 JULY
MICHAEL MORPURGO: A LIFETIME OF STORIES
Seven Stories, Newcastle
0300 330 1095
Last year Michael Morpurgo donated his archives to Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books. To mark the partnership, they are hosting a spectacular exhibition of his collection. As well as notebooks and manuscripts, see film props, Quentin Blake illustrations and a multi-sensory sculpture of Billy The Kid. You’re going to love it.