What’s on?: Five things for you to do in the North East this weekend

Bring It On: The MusicalWhen? Sat Aug 12 – Sun 14 Where? Customs House, South Shields

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Based on the hit film, the Tony Award-nominated Bring It On: The Musical is a high-flying thrill ride where the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance. The production features bright young talent from the Customs House summer school.

Tickets available from £7 by calling 0191 454 1234 or online here

NE1 Restaurant WeekWhen? Fri Aug 12 – Sun 14 Where? All over Newcastle

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A whole host of restaurants have been taking part in NE1’s annual culinary celebration. Evoke, Broad Chare, Cabana (read our review here) and As You Like It are among 90 eateries offering fantastic offers on food and drink.

Click here for more information on Restaurant Week

Summer Design Exhibition in association with Northumbria University When? Sat Aug 13 Where? Sage Gateshead


Fresh from shows in London and New York, the regions best emerging designers showcase their work throughout the summer in our stunning building. Come and see the next generation of design talent.

Free event

The Ken Dodd Happiness ShowWhen? Sat Aug 13 – Sun Aug 14 Where? Whitley Bay Playhouse

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Legendary comic and British icon Ken Dodd brings his famous Happiness Show to the region for two shows this weekend. You’ll be ‘absolutely discumknockerated’ (that’s Knotty Ash for ‘over the moon’) by a truly tattifelarius (fun-filled) evening of laughter and songs.

Tickets available from £20 by calling 0844 248 1588 or by clicking here 

Henri Matisse: The Last Works – When? Fri Aug 11 – Sun Sep 11 Where? Ustinov College, Durham University


Ustinov College and The Global Citizenship Programme are hosting an exhibition of lithograph prints by Henri Matisse from the 1958 publication of Verve magazine. A renowned painter, in 1953 Henri Matisse (1869-1954) began working with the printer Fernand Mourlot and the art publisher Tériade on a special edition of Verve to reproduce 40 of the artists infamous cut-outs as lithograph prints. The series became known as Verve: Dernières Oeuvres de Matisse 1950-54 (The Last Works of Matisse).

This is a free event. For more information call 0191 3345470 or click here


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