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Image: Rambert’s Frames by Tristam Kenton

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 world-class dance, experimental pop noir, cutting-edge cinema and much more…

Monday 1st February
MUSIC Mush @ Long Play Café, Newcastle
Promoters Back Into The Wild launch their programme of free monthly gigs at record-store-come-café, Long Play Café. Alt. folk stalwarts Mush bring their sublime sounds to the evening, plus there’s a surprise local act also in the pipeline. Better get down to see what all the fuss is about then!

Tuesday 2nd February
FILM Hip-Hop Cinema @ Culture Lab, Newcastle
Aiming to broaden horizons and introduce music lovers to the wealth of local hip-hop talent, as well as screen some incredibly important films, Hip-Hop Cinema’s season of movies offer something for everyone, from political shake-ups to musician biopics. Wild Style is screened tonight, and is widely believed to be one of the most important hip-hop films of all time, documenting the early culture and featuring some spectacular performances from the likes of Busy Bee, the Cold Crush Brothers and Fantastic Freaks.

Wednesday 3rd February
STAGE Rambert @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Settle in for a night of world-class dance at Theatre Royal, with contemporary twists. A trio of performances feature gripping drama and stunning live music: love, desire and betrayal are the ingredients of the shocking true story which inspired Picasso’s masterpiece, The 3 Dancers; The Stranger Charm of Mother Nature is inspired by the science of the cosmos; while Frames is an inventive and visually arresting piece.

Thursday 4th February
MUSIC Bruja, Mouses, Mr Treacle @ Whirling Dervish, TSOne, Middlesbrough
Grunge/alt. rockers Bruja head all the way from North Yorkshire for a night of gritty musical fun. Ably assisted by lo-fi punk duo Mouses plus heaps of fun from the curiously monikered Mr Treacle.

Friday 5th February
COMEDY Jimeoin @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
The internationally renowned Irish comic brings his new show, Yeehaa! to Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Promising an unforgettable evening of world-class stand-up and plenty of cowboy puns.

Saturday 6th February
MUSIC The Shooting Of, Trev Gibb @ Tynemouth Surf Café
Experimental pop noir and exquisite songwriting is the order of the day within the intimate surrounds of Tynemouth’s Surf Café. Morpeth’s one-man multi-instrumentalist The Shooting Of presents his quirky alt. pop, while support act Trev Gibb provides a velvet voice and beautiful songs.

Sunday 7th February
ART & LIT Localism closing party @ MIMA, Middlesbrough
Providing the final opportunity to see the Localism exhibition, focusing on history, visual culture, politics and art in Middlesbrough, you can also enjoy live music from Kingsley Chapman & The Murder, The Alice Charmers, Year of Birds and Old Muggins, plus poetry readings, curator-led tours and much more.

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