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Simply Health Great North Run
We’re taking a sprint start into the weekend with the return of our favourite half marathon, the smoothest jazz performance, an award-winning Friday night feast and an exciting Festival of Arts and Heritage

Treat yourself to an award-winning feast at The Pig and Whistle in Beverley. This neighbourhood bistro and charcuterie bar has just made its way onto the Good Food Guide. Stop by and sample a range of more-ish bar snacks and small plates, sharing boards and desserts, and pair them with a rather tempting bottle of one of their weekly-rotating specially selected wines.

It’s an action-packed sporting weekend, with the Great North CityGames taking place the day before the annual Great North Run. Crowds of over 25,000 enjoy this incredible annual spectacle on the Quayside, which sees world-class athletes from around the globe compete alongside the very best of home-grown talent. It’s bound to get you all warmed up for one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar, the Great North Run, the very next day.

International piano star Jeff Barnhart joins forces with jazz aficionado Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham on guitar to effortlessly capture the most relaxing sounds – as they pick and choose some of their favourites from the great American song book to play to fans at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.

One of the friendliest festivals in the calendar will see villagers across the beautiful seaside village of Staithes open their doors to the public – as cottages, churches and even private homes are transformed into temporary art galleries for the annual Festival of Arts and Heritage. Trek through a rural maze of art, then enjoy the guided walks, talks, concerts, outdoor cinema shows and workshops on offer.

After the success of his EspañYOLO theatre tour last year, half-Spanish, half-Welsh stand-up Ignacio Lopez will bring his sleazy lothario stage persona to Sheffield’s New Barrack Tavern – along with his unique brand of sarcastic cultural observations, witty one-liners and some hilarious musical parodies. Vamos.

Published in: September 2018

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