What's On This Week
Actor, writer, presenter and former Monty Python stalwart Michael Palin will be discussing his latest book about the many voyages of HMS Erebus – from its construction and the part it played in Ross's Antarctic expedition of 1839–43, to its abandonment and final rediscovery on the seabed in the Queen Maud Gulf in 2014.
Poughkeepsie natives and alt-pop rockers Against The Current released new material for the first time in two years back in May – don’t miss this chance to hear their new sound live when they play Newcastle’s Riverside.
Collaborators Julia Heslop and Ed Wainwright have created this architectural intervention – comprising of an interconnected sequence of ‘grottoes’ assembled from found and given material, each of which will be dedicated to an artist who’s work, they believe, deserves to be reconsidered in relation to collage as an expanded, immersive or time-based practice. A structural twist on the classic art exhibition.
Forgive and forget – easy, right? Not for many of us. Carrie Fertig explores the complexities surrounding this theme in her latest exhibition through a kaleidoscope of installations – incorporating film, sound, performance and sculpture, often carved using flame-worked glass.
Fresh from his stint at the Fringe, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and The Mash Report host Nish is one of the brightest young comedians on the UK circuit. He’s set to debut a new set of jokes about politics and mankind’s capacity for self-destruction in Darlington this September.
Inspired by the industrial heritage of his hometown, Middlesbrough-born Joseph’s debut solo single Infant Hercules has already become something of an unofficial anthem for the Tees Valley. Don’t miss his first headlining tour in the region.
Fresh from his stint on The Great Celebrity Bake Off, the Birmingham-born comedian will be bringing his sharp, mischievous humour to Middlesbrough’s Town Hall as part of the punderfully named tour: I’m About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett.
County Durham’s ultimate obstacle course returns to Hardwick Park – featuring over 40 obstacles (from cargo nets, climbing walls and tunnels to freezing open water and plenty of muddy surprises to boot. With 5km or 10km courses to choose from, expect to be pushed to your limit.