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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 top comedy, frank and funny theatre, new documentaries, classic horror, inventive music and more…

Monday 13th June
COMEDY Good Grief @ The Stand
Good Grief is a jewel in the crown of The Stand Comedy Club. An evening of emerging talent and some of the best names in comedy leads to a night of fresh laughs, courtesy of four top acts and an awesome compere. This month sees Carl Hutchinson, Lee Kyle and Nicola Mantalios-Lovett all take the stage for a start to the week that’ll leave you in the very best of moods.

Tuesday 14th June
STAGE Jumpy @ People’s Theatre
A play which was a major hit on the West End is set to get its Tyneside premiere. Jumpy comes to The People’s Theatre, Newcastle from Tuesday 14th until Saturday 18th June. The frank and funny drama explores life through parental anxieties and all the worries, strength and vulnerability of the modern urban woman. Following the story of Hilary, a middle-aged mum from Walthamstow, the play follows all the twists and turns her life took to lead her to where she is now in immensely honest theatre.

Wednesday 15th June
FILM Where To Invade Next @ Tyneside Cinema
It’s Michael Moore’s (Bowling for Columbine & Sicko) first film in six years and his most recent documentary was shot in secret across three continents; and it sees him return with renewed vigour to give us a another subversive and rib-tickling political documentary.
Playing the role of “invader”, Moore visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects.

Thursday 16th June
STAGE The Trouble With Compassion @ ARC, Stockton
The world would be a better place if people could just show more compassion but sometimes it’s hard to find time to be kind to yourself, let alone anyone else. Poet Kirsten Luckins explores the nature of kindness through her immense talents as a wordsmith and captivating yet subtle delivery.

Friday 17th June
FILM Gothic @ Newcastle Castle
A good horror story will leave an indelible impression that stays with you forever; 200 years ago, two of the most lasting tales of terror were crafted, and Ken Russell’s film Gothic which captured this magical night is given a very special screening in the perfectly atmospheric setting of The Great Hall of Newcastle Castle Keep, as Novocastria Macabre present a majestic evening of fright.

Saturday 18th June
MUSIC Plague Rider & More @ The Old Police House
Experimental death metallers Plague Rider, sludgy-stoner-doom improv duo Lovely Wife, circuit bending noise artist Platemaker, and lo-fi noise guitar and tape performer Drearian are set to play the perfectly intimate confines of The Old Police House in Gateshead. It’s all brought together by new promoters Against The Grain  made up of duo Ally Morton (Massa Confusa) and Chris Watson (Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska / BCxDC), whose DIY ethos should make for an excellent show.

Sunday 19th June
ART & LIT If All Relations Were To Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve @ MIMA, Middlesbrough
This project – involving research, a display, and public programs – explores the subject of migration on Teesside and elsewhere, bringing together documents, artefacts and artworks made by Middlesbrough-based asylum seekers and refugees as well as British and international artists, scholars and activists. It delicately sheds a new light on one of the most talked about issues of our time.

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