What To Do This Weekend
Everything you won’t want to miss across the North East and Yorkshire this weekend
Have a Laugh
The Book of Mormon is the outrageous musical comedy from the creators of South Park – and it’s now at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal for a three-week run. The Book of Mormon follows a pair of boys sent on a mission to a place that’s a long way from their home in Salt Lake City. The London production opened in February 2013, winning four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical – and that’s just one reason why it’s a must-see. Limited tickets remain for showings this Friday and Saturday, so act fast.
Join the Party
What better way to get into the spirit of summer than with a brand new helping of Bongo’s Bingo? As always you can expect big cash prizes and dance offs, and there’ll be plenty of anthems too. Plus, Newcastle is hosting its very own disco special! Tickets to Bongo’s Bingo in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Hull are still available.
Celebrate Four-legged Friends
Connected with Bamburgh Castle through the First Lord Armstrong, the castle is hosting a Dandie Dinmont Day this Saturday where you can learn more about this unique breed which is on the Kennel Club’s vulnerable list. There’ll be a pipe band and Highland dancers but the adorable dogs will have you won over in an instant.
It’s Pride Festival Week and where better to celebrate than at North Yorkshire's largest LGBT+ event – York Pride. The York Pride Parade leaves from outside York Minster at 11.45am this Saturday and arrives at the Knavesmire at 1pm. Nadine Coyle will be live on stage among other special guests, and the York Pride after party will be held at Ziggy's Bar & Nightclub on Micklegate.
Race for Life
This Father’s Day, we will wear pink. Race For Life’s races, which help to raise money for Cancer Research UK, return. There are 10K, 5K and 3K races in Doncaster and Wakefield, but we’re taking part in Darlington’s 5K to raise money for the important research taking place to beat cancer. One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, so donations are so important.
Treat the Man in Your Life
Whether it’s your dad, uncle, grandad or you’re helping the kids treat your partner, treat someone this Father’s Day. Browse our recipes and treat them to your home cooking, head out, stay in, and don’t worry if you forgot… here’s our gift guide for dad which might help inspire your last-minute buys.
See a Legend Live
We can’t quite contain our excitement that Elton John will be heading to Wearside this weekend. This will be the last time Elton performs on tour in the North East, so it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s not to be missed. Limited tickets are still available for his show at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Sunday so you will need to move quickly.