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Britain’s oldest basketball club meets its most successful in this clash of the titans at the Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle this January. The Riders may look favourites, but we’ve learned never to rule the Eagles out of a soaring victory in the top flight.
Seaton Delaval Arts Centre’s annual Burns Supper is the stuff of legend in these parts, and the festivities return this January – promising a traditional evening of entertainment centred around the celebration of the life and poetry of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Complete with songs, speeches, Scottish dancing and their very own Master of Ceremony, you’ll enjoy all this alongside a delicious three-course meal and (of course) a wee dram or two.
Shhh.... You're invited to Tyneside Cinema’s secret film night at their Bar Cafe. Head along for a secret, classic film title on the big (private) screen at Newcastle’s most iconic independent cinema, accompanied by a specially-prepared menu themed around each month’s title and a themed cocktail or mocktail on arrival.
On paper, this should be an easy three points for Steve Bruce’s side, who have enjoyed an impressive form of late. But the Black and White Army remember all too well what happened the last time these two sides met… Still all to play for here.
This promises to be a tough test for mid-table Sunderland, who invite a dominating Ipswich Town side to the Stadium of Light who are in fine form indeed, looking right now as almost a cert for promotion. Phil Parkinson’s men will have to be on top form.
Celebrating the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2,000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson will see the illustrious 'host with the most' in conversation with his son, Mike, and will also show highlights from the family archive in a unique and intimate evening of entertainment.
This should be a nail-biter for both sets of fans, as Boro and the Hatters are both struggling for survival at the bottom end of the Championship table, with only a handful of points separating the sides. They split the takings last time they met, but could home advantage prove key for the Reds? Let’s hope so.
The 11th week of the season will see Newcastle host a decidedly mid-table Ampthill side at Kingston Park Stadium, in what Geordie fans will hope is an easy four points. But while the Falcons may be flying high right now, if they’re hoping to soar straight back up to the Premiership, they can’t afford to be dropping points at fixtures like these.
There’s no better place to celebrate World Book Day than in the National Centre for the Written Word, and few better writers to herald in the celebrations right here in the North East than Sunderland native Nancy Revell. Having written seven novels in The Shipyard Girls series – which is set in the North East during the Second World War – Nancy will be discussing her latest novel and her life as a journalist and author in this special celebration, which all bookworms won’t want to miss.
Slam Poetry is spoken word for the 21st century and, this March, 16 of of the best slam poets in the North have three minutes each to wow their audience. Sounds easy? Trust us, it’s not. In each round the audience votes to eliminate poets until only two are left to battle it out for the grand prize. Hosted by Glasto favourite Kieren King, strap yourselves in for a cracking night of fast and furious literary-fuelled entertainment if you head along.
The world’s best darts players will return to Newcastle this March for the seventh league night of this famous ten- player tournament – featuring the likes of world number one (and reigning champion) Michael van Gerwen, and the ever-colourful Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright – as the top stars in the sport compete head-to-head in a bid to win the coveted trophy.