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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 a film adaptation of an old favourite, the best in North East comedy, inventive art and a whole lot more…

Monday 25th July
ART & LIT Njörðr @ Arts Centre Washington
Sunderland-born Tim Brennan creates both painterly poems and poetic images in this exciting exhibition. A sense of place is explored in profound and interesting ways, with a look at what it’s really like to be part of a shared political history. Simple photos are a centrepiece, providing snapshots and glimpses at the beauty we could ordinarily lose sight of.

Tuesday 26th July
COMEDY Benefit In Aid Of St Oswald’s Hospice @ The Stand, Newcastle
Giggling for a good cause could be the perfect way to spend your Tuesday, as The Stand hosts a comedy benefit night in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice, (who provide the highest quality care for people with life limiting conditions and support for families and carers, as well as bereavement support for those who have lost loved ones) and they’ve managed to get some of the best acts in the North East to come and flex their comedic muscles for it.
Headlined by the masterful Carl Hutchinson, the night is sure to be a memorable one, with Joby Mageean, Sammy Dobson, George Zach,  Catherine Scott and host Matt Reed also providing big laughs.

Wednesday 27th July
MUSIC Radioactivity @ Empty Shop, Durham
Radioactivity play raw music with a vital edge, and the Durham venue is the perfect place to get swept away with the honest and melodic passion show. Support comes from local favourites Martha. Going from strength to strength on the back of their immensely well received second album, and alongside fellow Durham indie punkers No Ditching, it all makes for a very special show.

Thursday 28th July
COMEDY Danny McLoughlin, Brennan Reece @ ARC, Stockton.
Two shows from two wonderful comedians come to ARC this week. Phillip Was Right is McLoughlin’s show, a look at something bad happening in his younger days, the reflection he puts into this show should be a really hilarious watch, as the confident comic knows just how to get an audience hanging on his every word. Reece’s offering Everglow should also impress, with a debut show that sold out in Australia. Last year’s English Comedian Of The Year is blossoming and breaking the big time with TV appearances of late, but it’s his gifted way of crafting wonderful jokes that should make this evening something to savour.

Friday 29th July
EVENTS Friday Night Life @ Life Science Centre, Newcastle
A rare chance to see Life Science Centre after hours is a quirky new way could be a phenomenal way to spend your Friday Night. Life’s state-of-the-art planetarium is a regular feature, along with the chance to enjoy hands-on exhibitions such as the new Brain Zone and the Experiment Zone, where visitors don a lab coat and get stuck into some real experiments. A bar and music are also included in the mix for what is the most original way to start your weekend.

Saturday 30th July
MUSIC Minotaurs & Autism-Able Singers @ Cluny 2
An incredible line-up of musicians has been pulled together for a show at Cluny 2 on Saturday 30th, and all for a good cause too, as the AutismAble all dayer is stacked with amazing artists showcasing some of the best songwriting the North East has to offer. Melodic pop from Minotaurs, rising stars A Festival, A Parade, the indie pop of Seeing Hands, super talented one-man-band The Shooting Of, The AutismAble Singers and the experimental sounds of Kieran Rafferty, plus a Frankie And The Heartstrings DJ set should make for an incredible day.

Sunday 31st July
FILM The BFG @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
A lovely film to end the week, as Steven Spielberg takes us on a fantabulous ride through the world created by favourite author Roald Dahl. The Big Friendly Giant is brought to life perfectly in this fantastic new adaptation, one of the author’s most beloved works will be a joyous watch that’ll set off the imaginations of all the family.

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