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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 surreal comedy, abstract art, one of the year’s most incredible films and a whole lot more…

Monday 20th March
ART & LIT Kingsley Chapman’s TRASHTERPIECE @ House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough
One of our favourite musicians is also a hugely talented artist, and brings a new exhibition featuring his trademark messy abstracts and objects relating to them. You can read Steve Spithray’s full preview here.

Tuesday 21st March
FILM Elle @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
The newest film from Paul Verhoeven features a Golden Globe-winning performance from Isabelle Huppert. A massively unpredictable thriller that features a cast and and director on top form.

Wednesday 22nd March
MUSIC IDLES @ Think Tank?, Newcastle
The post-punk quartet have been making big waves, and you can read Mark Corcoran-Lettice’s full preview here. Talented, interesting and making sounds the really grab.

Thursday 23rd March
STAGE Butterfly @ Northern Stage, Newcastle
This intelligent and darkly funny play challenges a lot of the stigma attached to mental health, and you can read a full preview from Paul Broadhead here.

Friday 24th March
MUSIC Laura Marling @ ARC, Stockton
The folk songstress is off to Stockton on Friday, with a new album to promote, and numerous awards behind her, the beguiling singer songwriter is perfect Friday night company, and if you’ve still not got tickets, let Nick Wesson convince you further here.

Saturday 25th March
COMEDY Hot Potato Comedy Club @ Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre, Hartlepool
The first of our weekend of laughs sees Freddy Quinne hosting Geoff Boyz and Vince Atta. We highly recommend catching this one for Vince Atta’s inventive hip-hop style comedy.

Sunday 26th March
COMEDY Tony Law @ The Stand, Newcastle
The surreal comedy legend brings more raucous silliness to The Stand, with the ever popular comedian the perfect note to draw the week to a close on.

And for something a little different…
We highly recommend you check out our look our interview with indie favourites Slow Decades here.

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