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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 classic film, inventive comedy, mesmerising art, influential bands, travelling troubadours and a whole lot more…

Monday 6th February
ART & LIT Out Of Chaos @ Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
Start the week with powerful works by 50 international artists including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Marc Chagall, Chaïm Soutine and Alfred Wolmark, which address the universality of migration and resulting issues of identity and belonging.

Tuesday 7th February
COMEDY Stand Spotlight – Love @ The Stand, Newcastle
See some of the best up-and-coming comedians tackle the theme of love in this show where they perform bespoke sets proceeds going towards The People’s Kitchen.

Wednesday 8th February
STAGE Rob Hobson Needs To Talk @ Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
Poet Matt Miller’s character creation Rob Hobson had a very successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, and that show has an outing filled with warmth and humour at Alphabetti on Wednesday.

Thursday 9th February
MUSIC The Godfathers @ Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
Their raw lyrics and guitar-driven, edgy rock sound made this band highly-influential in their decades in the business. With a new album due out, this show is a sneak preview of what their sound is set to deliver now.

Friday 10th February
MUSIC Serious Sam Barrett @ The Old Cinema Laundrette, Durham
Songs of playing in bars, skateboarding, sleeping on floors and more from the travelling troubadour, whose folksy tracks draw on Americana and UK and Irish folk traditions.

Saturday 11th February
COMEDY Josh Howie @ ARC, Stockton
Fresh from creating and starring in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom and having performed his unique brand of painfully honest stand-up at the top comedy clubs and festivals in the UK and internationally, Josh Howie is embarking on his first UK tour.

Sunday 12th February
FILM A Brief Encounter @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
David Lean and Noël Coward’s stunning romantic drama is one of the greatest British films of all time, and makes for ideal Sunday viewing.

And for something a little different…
We highly recommend comedian Rahul Kohli, who plays at Newcastle’s The Stand tonight, and if you’ve not already seen him, why not get a taster here.

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