What's On - Events & Sport
Try ice skating Edwardian-style. Don't worry, we're sure Edwardians slipped over just as much as we do, but the rink itself will be decorated as in the Edwardian period with festoon lighting and a fairground organ.
Bring along the kids to this interactive, arty town trail aimed at 5–11 year olds, which aims to portray the beautiful town of Alnwick in a whole new light. You’ll drop in at participating venues along the way as you follow the map.
The Eagles are flying high in the BBL Championship, but the London Lions have always proved a tough test for Fab Flournoy’s team. The high-octane action tips off at Sports Central.
Stuart recently released a book, detailing his experience of retracing the Jarrow Crusade, 80 years on. Whether you loved the book so much you want to know more, or would like a taster before you buy it, this talk promises to be passionate, enlightening and entertaining.
Top British mountaineer and winter expedition specialist Andy Kirkpatrick has taken on some of the most difficult routes in the world. He’s also an award-winning writer and filmmaker, and will be looking back at 40 years of climbing and adventures in this new show.
Celebrate the life and career of one of Britain’s most iconic journalists and TV presenters, who has interviewed over 2,000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. Parky will be sitting down with his son Mike, sharing intimate and entertaining stories about his rise to fame.
The world of psychic phenomena is a criminally underexplored one, and Derek Acorah is its crown prince. He’s one of the world’s most renowned spirit mediums, connecting the dead with their living relatives.
Spend an evening in the company of one of Newcastle's most famous and beloved managers as he recalls the history of his time at the club. VIP tickets include a personal signed picture with Kevin and a branded scarf.
It’s the biggest date of the spring, as hundreds of exhibitors selling fantastic food, inspiring interiors and amazing accessories descend on Newcastle Racecourse for a three-day shopping extravaganza. Once you’ve filled your shopping bags, sit down in the live chef demonstration theatre and watch some of the region’s best chefs craft tasty dishes.
When 80 tall ships dock in Sunderland in July, they’ll not only be bringing a world-renowned race to the region: they’ll also be bringing a four-day festival of culture and entertainment that will take over the city’s artistic venues and streets.