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Image: The Craft, screening as part of Tyneside Bar Cafe’s cult movies event

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 idiosyncratic pop noir, surreal comedy and intriguing artworks.

Monday 14th March
FILM Cult Movies @ Tyneside Bar Cafe, Newcastle
Exploring interests in trash, glamour and far out sounds, Lady Annabella curates a season of free cult movies at Tyneside Bar Café. Today’s screening is of The Craft (pictured), the ‘Gothic creepy younger sister of Clueless’.

Tuesday 15th March
STAGE Of Mice & Men @ Darlington Civic Theatre
John Steinbeck’s astonishing work is brought to the live stage. Set in America during the Great Depression, the play tells the story of migrant workers George and Lennie, who go in search of new beginnings but whose tale ends with a heart-breaking climax.

Wednesday 16th March
COMEDY Lucy Beaumont @ Seen, Darlington
Having been nominated as Foster’s Best Newcomer in 2014 and having won the BBC New Comedy Award, Lucy’s debut show, We Can Twerk It Out, is full of surreal and offbeat humour.

Thursday 17th March
ART & LIT Geordie, Mackem Magick @ Arts Centre Washington
Sophie Lisa Beresford’s astonishing photography depicts her own, personal mythology of Sunderland; from its gritty urban streets to its beautiful green spaces (on display until Sunday 5th June).

Friday 18th March
MUSIC The Shooting Of @ Newcastle Castle
Launching his debut album, multi-instrumentalist The Shooting Of offers up dark pop perfection, with special guests contributing to a unique one-off performance. Support comes from South Shields’ indie popsters Minotaurs and the minimal ditties of Tape Tree.

Saturday 19th March
ART & LIT Baldock, Pope & Zahle @ Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
A new sculptural installation brings together artists of different generations who each explore an inquisitive relationship to materials and making (on display until Saturday 18th June).

Sunday 20th March
FILM Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Vision of Paradise @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
A singular portrait of dub superstar Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, which travels from his impoverished roots in Jamaica to his current home in the Swiss Alps, profiling the legendary producer, artist and musical eccentric.

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