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Wish it was still the weekend? We’re easing you back into the swing of things with captivating acoustic music and cocktails, super small plates and a special event to write home about

Who said fun has to stop on Monday? Escape Newcastle is open till 10pm every night which means you can unleash your inner child on weekdays too. The mission is simple: you have 60 minutes to work your way out of a mysterious, themed room. Crack the codes, solve the puzzles, and escape victorious.

If creative cocktails, live acoustic sets and lashings of community spirit gets your strings strumming, then this will be music to your ears – one of Hull’s newest cocktail bars, The Service Station, have teamed up with Music HQ Presents to offer a weekly Acoustic Tuesday event. This week is a real songwriters special: with performances from progressive folk artist Tim O’Connor, the punk-inspired Jowan Long, the rockabilly-styled My Graveyard Friends and lyrical whizz Jeff Parsons.

After a long day at work, most of us just want to curl up with a good book at home, but why not head out to get some inspiration for the next page-turner you pick up? Praised by the likes of Stephen Fry for her New York Times Best Seller, Educated: A Memoir, American writer and historian Tara Westover comes to The Chapel, Corbridge, to bare all about her less than regular upbringing in Idaho, under Mormon survivalist parents preparing for the end of the world.

Who doesn’t love a snack? Skosh, York’s newest dining spot, serves all their food in the form of small snacks, so you can try as much as you like. Order it all for a tapas-style dinner, or course-by-course to graze your way through the whole menu — because it’s the little things that count.

Published in: January 2018

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