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Can England bring it home? Whatever the outcome on Saturday we’ll be celebrating the weekend and you should too – laugh out loud with Tom Allen bag a seat in a beer garden and enjoy music from the lovely Pixie Lott

Comedian and Bake Off: The Professionals presenter Tom Allen has honed his unique style of acerbic wit and storytelling by performing to audiences all over the world. A regular on shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live at the Apollo, Tom’s is a stand up show that’s sure to make you smile, at the Helmsley Arts Centre tonight.

England have finally ended their penalty shootout-winning drought and many of us are already getting carried away looking at their potential route to the World Cup final. But Sweden will be as tough a test as any, and that’s who we’re up against today at 3pm. Watch them on the big screen at Times Square Newcastle or in Millennium Square Leeds. Let’s hope they make us roar! Or find more places to catch the match at

Beer Thirty is a brand new bottle shop and pour house that’s opening its doors in Morley today. Expert beers from the finest craft breweries in the world, with everything from Saltaire to Vocation, Cloudwater and Zapato. They may not have a brewery tap just yet, but you can always grab a cold pint at the Truth Hurts Brew Co. which is just next door.

Pixie Lott leads the host of stars heading to Bents Park for the South Tyneside Festival Sunday concerts. Pixie will be joined by Aston Merrygold and Phats and Small to launch the open-air series, which runs each Sunday for the next four weeks. 

SÓL ÁST is derived from Old Norse words meaning sun and love and is York’s exciting new summer tipi pop-up bar. Brought to you by Thor’s – it’s a beer garden soaked in the sunshine, with brightly-coloured hanging lanterns, greenery, a rather long list of summer refreshments from traditional Pimm’s to gin and elderflower, and an outdoor barbecue – what’s not to love? 

Published in: July 2018

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