Five Things To See and Do in the North East This September
From I, Daniel Blake to a comedy show and a castle tour, there's plenty to enjoy this September
The World’s End
Local comedian Matt is planning to build a bunker to sit out the apocalypse (however or whenever it may happen) but he needs your help. This is your chance to make suggestions and state your case as to why you should be allowed in. Expect plenty of audience participation and the best seats available for the end of the world.
MATT REED’S HA HARMAGEDDON
The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle
0191 232 0707
Raw & Relevant
Dave Johns, who played Dan in the 2016 award-winning Ken Loach film, has adapted this powerful story for the stage and the themes are still just as (or even more) relevant today. This production (which first showed at Northern Stage earlier this year has since been on tour) follows Dan’s journey, as the film does, but we learn a lot more about Katie and her daughter. Dan becomes like a father figure to Katie, as they find themselves in what Dave calls ‘the nightmare of the benefit system’. Read our review at livingnorth.com.
I, DANIEL BLAKE
Northern Stage, Newcastle
0191 230 5151
Don’t miss this new, live celebration of folk and acoustic music in Teesside, headlined by award-winning trio The Young’uns and featuring performances by Kris Drever, Megson and Amelia Coburn. Plus, following this event, head to Live @ The LINK (just next door) for the after party, with special guests Gnoss – but act fast because limited tickets are available.
You’re invited to discover the secrets of Raby Castle on their exclusive behind the scenes tours this September, where rooms, stories and treasures not usually seen by the public will be revealed (from the magnificent State Bedroom to the private study of the 10th Lord Barnard). Head to livingnorth.com to learn more about the developments taking place on the Raby Estate.
BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS
Raby Castle, Staindrop
In The Dark
The renowned Gemini Collection of mining art includes more than 400 works by acclaimed mining artists and this exhibition features some old favourites, as well as works of art that have not been displayed in the Mining Art Gallery before. These thought-provoking works document coal miners’ lives above and below ground in contrasting and unique ways.
COAL: MINING THE GEMINI COLLECTION
UNTIL 1ST OCTOBER
Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland