Everything You Mustn’t Miss this March
From must-reads and must-see shows, to Living North LIVE in York, put a spring in your step this March
March kicks off with Shrove Tuesday so it’s time to test your flipping skills. Fancy something a little different? For a healthier take on Pancake Day try this delicious veggie pancake recipe.
Read: Mania by LJ Ross
The fourth book in the Alexander Gregory thriller series from local literary phenomenon, philanthropist, and Living North Book Club columnist LJ Ross, is due on 3rd March, (on Kindle) and we can’t wait. Back in London after a dramatic trip to North America, Doctor Alexander Gregory finds himself without an occupation while he awaits the all-important decision of the disciplinary panel at Southmoor Hospital. That is, until he witnesses the death of a famous actor, live on stage… The first three books in the series are available to download on Kindle now. Plus, don’t forget it’s World Book Day on 3rd March – we’re encouraging everyone to get reading.
Listen to: The Animals
Now joined by Mickey Gallagher, Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz, John Steel isn’t done with The Animals just yet. Why would he be? They’re still one of the most popular bands from the North East. The Animals drummer (and the only surviving original band member), John Steel is back on tour and heading to Playhouse Whitley Bay on 13th March.
Discover: Amazing authors
Bookworms, this one’s for you. York Literature Festival is back with its popular events from 18th–27th March. From The Yorkshire Shepherdess to Val McDermid (and lesser known authors to discover too), there are plenty of events to enjoy in person this year.
Book: Tickets for a sensational show
This new play from Caroline Bird tells the inspiring and epic story of Ellen Wilkinson, Labour MP (Middlesbrough and Jarrow) who was caught between revolutionary and parliamentary politics. Running into Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway, she battles to save Jewish refugees in Nazi Germany and leads 200 workers in the Jarrow Crusade, marching from Newcastle all the way to London to deliver a petition to reduce unemployment and poverty. She serves as a vital member of Churchill’s cabinet… It’s a truly remarkable story which makes for a fantastic show. Book Red Ellen at The Northern Stage now for performances from 25th March.
Don’t Miss: Living North LIVE
We’re back! Mark 25th–27th March in your diaries for our LIVE Fair at York Racecourse – you won’t want to miss it. Perfect as a treat for Mother’s Day, Living North LIVE is the North’s leading interiors, lifestyle and shopping event. Get ready to spring into action and enjoy stylish shopping, live demonstrations, talks and tastings – we’ve got something everyone will love. You’ll leave with inspiring ideas for your home and garden, indulge on delicious food, and shop unique accessories that you won’t find anywhere else.
Sing along to: The Rocky Horror Show at Grand Opera House York
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns to the UK as part of a sell-out worldwide tour – and York is the place to be to see it live on stage (from 14th–19th March). When Brad and his fiancée Janet break down outside a creepy mansion, they meet the charismatic Dr Frank’n’Furter. It’s an adventure they’ll never forget, and an unforgettable show too.
Don’t Forget: Mother’s Day!
Of course heading to Living North LIVE is the perfect Mother’s Day treat, but there’s plenty more inspiration at livingnorth.com whether you’re treating your mum to afternoon tea or looking for the perfect gifts from our favourite independents.