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Michael Palin
Take on the week with an exciting Indian feast, thought-provoking sounds from The Lake Poets or an adventure with a Monty Python star

It’s your last chance to catch actor, writer, presenter and former Monty Python stalwart Michael Palin at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, where he’ll 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.

Settle in for an evening of beautiful, thought-provoking music from The Lake Poets at The Greystones in Sheffield, and let the sounds of the acoustic guitar whisk you away from your midweek stresses. Critically acclaimed Martin Longstaffe is inspired by greats such as James Taylor and Neil Young, so you’re sure to be in for a night of music that will tug at your heartstrings.

There’s no better way to get through the hump day than at Berwick’s tucked-away corner of the Kings Arms Hotel – where you’ll find the Kocktail King. It’s a well-kept secret, where you’ll find skillful mixologists and a lengthly drinks menu that makes it a cocktail-lover’s paradise. Kick back with your favourites, such as a minty Mojito and the ever-popular Pornstar Martini, or allow them to happily shake you something bespoke to enjoy.

Go for an Indian feast with star quality at Leeds’ Tharavadu – they’re regulars in the Michelin and Good Food Guide and have won shelves of awards. Expect to delve into an authentic Indian offering inspired by the flavours from the exotic Kerala. From poppadoms and plantain chips to creamy Marapri prawn masala and grilled seabass with vegetables – they’ve got something for everyone.

Published in: September 2018

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