The Five Best Cultural Events In The North East This Week

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The cream of the cultural crop across the North East this week

9 JULY
CATWALKING
Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 
01833 690606
www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk
Chris Moore, the king of catwalk photography, has been taking images of fashion shows for six decades. This exclusive exhibition has just opened at the Bowes Museum and shows 200 of his most renowned images, alongside some of the garments featured – including some from Vivienne Westwood, Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier.

10 JULY
QUENTIN CRISP: NAKED HOPE
Northern Stage, Newcastle
From a conventional Surrey upbringing to global notoriety via his book The Naked Civil Servant, Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit – and one of the most memorable figures of the 20th century. His life is recounted for modern audiences in this critically-acclaimed production, which celebrates the strength it takes to be your true self. 
0191 230 5151
www.northernstage.co.uk

11 JULY
NILE RODGERS AND CHIC
Alnwick Castle
01665 511100
www.alnwickcastle.com
Multiple award-winning composer, producer and guitarist, co-founder of CHIC and ‘grandaddy of funk’ Nile Rodgers will be reuniting with his old band and returning to his funky, disco roots, on the pastures outside the 700-year-old Alnwick Castle. 

11–14 JULY 
THE TALL SHIPS RACES 2018
Quayside, Sunderland
www.tallshipssunderland.com
As the starting host port, Sunderland will welcome a fleet of Tall Ships from all over the world. Climb aboard these incredible vessels then enjoy the captivating programme of entertainment on shore – from high wire thrills to performances played out on giant chessboards – there’s something to float everyone’s boat.

12 JULY
KRISTINA OLSEN 
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
01434 652477
www.queenshall.co.uk
One of the most entertaining and compelling performers on the international acoustic circuit, Kristina is a superb multi-instrumentalist as well as an award-winning songwriter, with a big, bluesy voice. Don’t miss her while she’s in Hexham.

Published in: July 2018

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