DURHAM CCC V WARWICKSHIRE CCC
Emirates Riverside, Durham
0191 387 1717
The Bears have fond memories of their matches against Durham – Brian Lara having famously set a world record (for a first-class score of 501) against them back in 1994. Can Durham make sure bygones remain bygones, or will their past come back to haunt them?
Phoenix Theatre, Blyth
It’s got groove, it’s got meaning and now it’s got a slot in your summer programme. Dust off your T-Bird leathers or pick out your Pink Lady best for the Phoenix Theatre Company’s adaptation of the hit musical – packed with explosive energy, high-octane rock and roll, and all of the singalong classics.
The Customs House, South Shields
0191 454 1234
He’s supported the likes of Joe Lycett, Jason Manford and Nick Offerman, but now it’s time for Brennan Reece to take centre stage. The English Comedian Of The Year is a natural born storyteller, whose tales are laced with innately-raucous humour and a powerful vulnerability. One to watch.
BLUE PETER MILLENNIUM TIME CAPSULE
Discovery Museum, Newcastle
0191 232 6789
One of the quirkier displays in the Great Exhibition of the North’s programme, don’t miss your last chance to see the contents of the Blue Peter Millennium Time Capsule. Buried under the Millennium Dome in 1998 and filled with viewers’ mementos of the time, it wasn’t supposed to be unearthed until 2050 – but was famously dug up by builders accidentally, three decades earlier than planned.
THE STOBART GROUP FESTIVAL OF RACING
0191 236 2020
After kicking things off in style with the Stobart Aviation Raceday on Thursday, the highly-anticipated Stobart Group Festival of Racing continues on Friday with an evening of blisteringly-quick competitive races, followed by a sensational live concert from pop-rockers Deacon Blue. With an action-packed programme set to send pulses racing both on and off the track, it’s the perfect way to start your weekend.