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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 inventive theatre, diverse artworks, a single release from post-punk favourites and a whole lot more…

Monday 5th September
STAGE An Evening With Savvy B @ Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
An interesting look at the way our drinking habbits can change who we are is the perfect way to start the week, as we finally get over our Sunday hangover. Hannah Walker and Rosa Postlethwaite have produced this show starring the character Savvy B, which will feature live drinking and a bit of a public shaming for Walker as she re-releases the single she made when she was 16. It’s all done with sharp humour and if you can’t make Monday, it runs until Friday if you need company for your midweek tipple.

Tuesday 6th September
ART & LIT Chilly Chilly Bang Bang @ The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle
Chilli Studios will be holding their annual exhibition Chilly Chilly Bang Bang from Wednesday 7thuntil Thursday 22nd September at The Holy Biscuit Gallery. The exhibition will include over 100 diverse works from over 170 studio members. It includes a really exciting mix of all art forms, from paintings to prints, installations to animations, audio awesomeness and more.

Wednesday 7th September
MUSIC Imarhan @ Independent, Sunderland
South Algerian band Imarhan’s curious blend of traditional Tuareg rhythms, flecked with jazz undertones, a funky edge and modern pop sensibility has seen them win fans the world over and earn airplay from the likes of Lauren Laverne, so their appearance in Sunderland this week is a real midweek treat.

Thursday 8th September
STAGE The Fighting Bradfords @ Gala Theatre, Durham
The story of the most celebrated brothers in military history comes to Durham this week, as The Bradford boys from Witton Park have their tale told. All four served during World War One – only one of them, Thomas, came home – all were hailed heroes. Drawing on first-hand accounts, correspondence and family anecdotes, this brand new play tells the story of a highly decorated family of First World War soldiers.

Friday 9th September
COMEDY Captain Hotknives @ Surf Cafe, Tynemouth
Following a Summer of festival appearances such as Glastonbury, Beatherder, Shambala and Boomtown, Bradford comedian and acoustic anarchic punk poet Captain Hotknives tells tales of How Johnny Depp Stole His Bird, The Pigeons Told Him To Shoplift and How To Skank Your Nana. With support from high energy anti-establishment folk punk rock band The Pastures, your Friday night is going to be one you’ll not forget in a hurry.

Saturday 10th September
MUSIC Massa Confusa Single Launch @ Head Of Steam, Newcastle
It’s an exciting launch for Massa Confusa’s typically twisted, quirky melody filled single 27 this weekend, with a show at Head Of Steam. Joined by O’Captain, My Captain’s banging riffs, and no-wave punkers Damn Teeth, this is the best way for their latest offering of post-punk experimental sounds to hit new ears.

Sunday 11th September
FILM Nick Cave: One More Time With Feeling @ Tyneside Theatre, Newcastle
The raw, unique and fragile capturing of this great artist is a true must-see, as we get to see one of the most original and captivating musicians of all time try to find his way through the darkness. Originally a performance based concept, this evolved into something more significant, as filmmaker Andrew Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the recording of the album Skeleton Tree. Interwoven throughout with Bad Seeds’ filmed performances of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s narration and improvised rumination.

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