There’s no doubt about it: Ruby Wax is a comedy legend. Having been in the funny business for more than 25 years now, she knows a thing or two about comedic timing. But in recent years, she has also become something of a poster girl for mental health – writing three bestselling books (to date). So it seems only fitting that in her latest stand up show Ruby blends the two: considering how, despite technology, our minds remain the key to finding the yellow brick road to happiness. All in her characteristically witty fashion, of course. See her for yourself at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm on Wednesday.
The Purple Carrot, Malton is putting Yorkshire’s vegan and vegetarian dining scene firmly on the map. Using fresh ingredients to craft ‘Instagrammable’ cakes, coffees and vitamin-rich lunches, The Purple Carrot is now also serving a new three-course ‘alternative’ Sunday lunch menu for £19.50 – try quinoa and courgette lasagne followed by a vegan pavlova, in which the egg whites are cleverly substituted with chickpea water.
If you’re the type to get excited about multi-award winning theatre productions of classic thrillers, coming to the North East straight from the West End, then you’re in for a treat this week. Newcastle’s Theatre Royal welcomes Stephen Daldry’s adaptation of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls, after its sellout run in London. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. But will he ever discover who was responsible?
A chic café-come-wine bar in Ouseburn, Kiln serves all its dishes on beautiful ceramics made in the on-site pottery. For the past two years they have been transforming effortlessly from day to night – whether you’re looking for a new brunch spot or hot date night. Speaking of brunch, their brunch menu won’t disappoint. Some of our highlights include shakshuka, spiced courgette and chickpea balls (a healthier alternative to falafel), or the range of Middle Eastern sharing boards.