What's On This Week
Race through the cobbled streets of Durham and along the beautiful River Wear (with the 900-year-old cathedral always beckoning) in this fun evening of midsummer running. The 5k and 10k races start simultaneously – so you can choose one lap or two.
While the acts are yet to be revealed for this funny, all-female fundraiser – celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland – we’re sure it’s set to be stellar. Charitable comedy with a whole host of craft beer on tap? Yes please.
Ladies and gentlemen, behold Trolley Boy! Riding these broken streets in his zooming Asda trolley, the brave and fearless Trolley Boy (aka 14 year-old self-made superhero Colin) brings hope to the hopeless, help to the helpless and safety to the… not very safe.
Critically acclaimed and highly respected among his peers, Chris is one of the most interesting comics working today. His latest show is entitled ‘Just Happy to Get Out of the House’, but we think he’s downplaying things.
The UK’s pioneering Americana festival is back! If you’ve never been to Summertyne before (where have you been?) then think Nashville meets Newcastle: there’s honky-tonk jamming, there’s plenty of beer, there’s chilli-dogs. Plus, there’ll be the finest bluegrass, soul and Southern rock music around – from legendary artists like Graham Nash and Steve Earle, to rising stars such as Sam Palladio and Emily Barker. So y’all better get down.
Tyrannical Tyrannosaurus Rex, stomping Stegosaurus and roaring, raging raptors – see the world’s prehistoric creatures come back to life in this arena spectacular. Countryfile’s Michaela Strachan will tell the full story of the dinosaurs’ 200-year reign on earth as palaeontologist (and narrator) Professor Huxley.
The super-cool, super-smart Archie Maddocks is joined at Bishop Auckland’s Town Hall by the mischievous Tom Houghton (in case you miss him at Staindrop) and the disarming wit and wry humour of Barry Dodds.
Chris’s latest show is entitled ‘Just Happy to Get Out of the House’, but we think he’s downplaying things. Critically acclaimed and highly respected among his peers, he’s one of the most interesting comics working today.
The greatest musical era of the 20th century comes alive in this nostalgic journey back to the sights and sounds of the swinging 60s – when hemlines were getting shorter and hair was getting longer. Sing and dance along to hits from the likes of The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones and Dusty Springfield in this musical powerhouse of a show.
Middlesbrough is the only non-festival UK date that these rock legends have announced so far for 2018, so it’s bound to be a good one. Fresh from Rockin’ All Over The World last year – from Glastonbury to the Sydney Opera House – these guys are guaranteed to deliver Whatever You Want.