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Stuck for something to do in the next seven days? We aim to have you covered with an event a day for the next week, all across the region. This time around we have thrills and chills, rib-tickling comedy, quirky cabaret and plenty of live music!

Monday 25th April
ART & LIT Newcastle Noir @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle
A week of blood-curdling goings on sees a host of authors, poets and experts discussing the world of crime literature. Monday’s lecture with Pat Lowery discusses Newcastle’s murderous past, while during the rest of the week you can enjoy readings, discussions on varied genres and writing workshops galore.

Tuesday 26th April
COMEDY Katia Kvinge & Joey Page @ The Stand, Newcastle
Continuing the Stand’s Fringe previews, Joey Page worries about the apocalypse, heartburn and white van men; while Scottish BAFTA nominated character comedian Katia Kvinge presents her fast paced multi-character comedy show.

Wednesday 27th April
STAGE An Odd Occasion @ ARC, Stockton
Part theatre show and part riotous cabaret tea party, this unique event explores men, women and the spaces we inhabit, taking a look at identity and difference. Funny, shamelessly brash and a little bit rude!

Thursday 28th April
MUSIC VANT, Get Inuit, A Festival A Parade @ The Cluny, Newcastle
VANT’s socially aware and poignant rock has been making quite a stir lately, with airplay from Radio 1 and plaudits from the likes of Huw Stephens and Greg James. Support comes from ‘dirty pop’ band Get Inuit and hotly tipped locals A Festival, A Parade.

Friday 29th April
MUSIC Young Sceptic @ Independent, Sunderland
A night of live grime and hip-hop is on the cards at Independent, with performances from Young Sceptic, L&S, MC Halo and New North East.

Saturday 30th April
MUSIC Kathryn Williams, Ditty Elly, Astrid Williamson @ Mining Institute, Newcastle
Part of the NARC. 10th birthday celebrations. The alt. folk songstress plays songs from her latest beguiling album, Hypoxia, which takes inspiration from the writing of Sylvia Plath. Support comes from Ditte Elly and Astrid Williamson.

Sunday 1st May
FILM Invisible Britain @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
A refreshing rock documentary on Sleaford Mods, following the band on tour during the run up to the 2015 General Election. Part documentary, part look at the state of the nation, and gripping viewing.

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