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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 laughs, angst-ridden music, classic theatre and more.

Monday 2nd May
COMEDY Stand Spotlight – Animals @ The Stand, Newcastle
Why not start the week with some giggles? The Stand in Newcastle have started a new monthly show, where each act speaks on a specific theme, and this month, it’s all about animals. Join host Si Beckwith as he introduces Sammy Dobson, Mark Kennedy, Elaine Miller, Thomas Black and Anthony Arnott.

Tuesday 3rd May
MUSIC Milk Teeth @ Think Tank, Newcastle
Gloucester punks Milk Teeth bring their angst-filled, grunge influenced noise to Newcastle this week. The band have been making big waves off the back of their new EP and their frenzied riffs should go down a storm.

Wednesday 4th May
STAGE For Kicks @ Empty Shop, Durham
An evening of poetry is in store for Wednesday, with some of the brightest and best wordsmiths from Durham’s vibrant poetry scene taking to the stage at Empty Shop HQ. Jasmine Watkiss will be performing, alongside readings from Sarah Fletcher, Jasmine Simms, Eiffel Gao, Emily Van Houten, and Alex Isaacs.

Thursday 5th May
STAGE Sunfest @ Washington Arts Centre, Sunderland
Sunfest is a celebration of some classic pieces of theatre, and it all starts on Thursday. Students from the University of Sunderland put on some incredible performances, and they kick it all off with Russian satire in the form of The Drunks by Mikhail and Vyacheslav Durnekov.

Friday 6th May
MUSIC NARC 10th Birthday Show @ Georgian Theatre / Green Room, Stockton
We are still celebrating our 10th Birthday, so why not join us on Friday at Stockton’s Georgian Theatre for a truly special line-up of bands. There’s atmospheric indie rock from Abel Raise The Cain, psych-tinged noise from Kobadelta, lovely harmonies from Lilliput, prog electro courtesy of Lost State Of Dance, ethereal pop from the wonderful Nano Kino and lo-fi folk in the shape of Dressed Like Wolves.

Saturday 7th May
MUSIC Basco @ Gala Theatre, Durham
After being shortlisted for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize, Scandinavian folk roots band Basco are fast becoming a true phenomenon on the European folk music scene and this rare chance to catch them in our region should be snapped up.

Sunday 8th May
MUSIC Stolen Voices @ Roobarb ‘n Custard Café, Seaham
Innovative Newcastle-based composer (and NARC. scribe) Mariam Rezaei turns overhead conversations, voices and sounds into music in Seaham on Sunday; this inventive project could be a very special, unique way to round out the week.

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