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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 quirky, original songwriters, one of the 20th Century’s most popular novels brought to life in the theatre, a rip roaring comedy show and much more.

Monday 7th March
MUSIC Many Moons and Savannah Betts @ Long Play Cafe, Newcastle
Irish singer/songwriter Patrick Kelly has branched out with a full band to bring raw, raucous songs to showcase his captivating voice in a new way. While Savannah Betts is making a name for herself as a smart songwriter with sharp lyrics twinkling in and out of beguiling musicianship, and the two hugely original artists come to Newcastle’s Longplay Cafe.

Tuesday 8th March
STAGE Lord Of The Flies @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle
William Golding’s literary classic is an all time favourite for many, and it’s brought to life with hugely ambitious sets, and a splendid cast. The tale of a group of schoolboys surviving a plane crash, stranded on a desert island, sees adventure quickly give way to the struggle for survival in this inventive and immersive play.

Wednesday 9th March
STAGE Blake Remixed @ Northern Stage, Newcastle
The work of revered poet and artist William Blake is given a hip-hop revamp at Northern Stage; incorporating collaborative performances featuring music and storytelling with a live DJ and interactive video elements; breaking down cultural boundaries to make Blake’s poetry accessible to whole new audience.

Thursday 10th March
COMEDY Rob Delaney: Meat @ Gala Theatre, Durham
The laughs come thick and fast from American comedian Rob Delaney in Durham on Thursday. With success on both sides of the Atlantic, the star of hit Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe is a gifted comic who brings playful, and joyously fun comedy to Gala Theatre.

Friday 11th March
MUSIC REMEDY For Mind UK @ Cluny, Newcastle
A selection of of awesome alternative and indie bands join forces for the super worthy cause of Mind UK on Friday, as the mental health charity benefits from an audience seeing some phenomenal live music. The psychedelic noise of Them Things, rock and roll swagger from Stinger, and the more melodic indie of Hazels, The Castells and The Ilfords make for a very special bill.

Saturday 12th March
MUSIC Lubomyr Melnyk @ Sage, Gateshead
Ukranian composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk is a true innovator, taking contemporary music and pulling it in new directions. Regarded as one of the fastest concert pianists in the world, his compositions are mind-opening experiences that carry the listener to new realms.

Sunday 13th March
FILM Jules Et Jim @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Considered one of French film director François Truffaut’s masterpieces; the film charts the 30-year friendship of reserved entomologist Jules (Oskar Werner) and passionate writer Jim (Henri Serre), as their care-free, bohemian lives become disrupted with the arrival of the spontaneous yet reckless Catherine (Jeanne Moreau).

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