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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 genre-bending theatre, indie pop music, heavy math rock, top comedy, inventive cinema and much, much more…

Monday 11th July
MUSIC DMA’s @ Ku Bar, Stockton
Austrailian indie music makers DMA’s could be the perfect start to this week. The band whose sharp take on jangly guitar driven pop has seen them massively on the rise on the back of a successful debut album, are well worth catching in smaller venues while you still can. Atmospheric vocals swoon over shimmering guitars for an ideal Monday evening’s entertainment.

Tuesday 12th July
COMEDY Carl Hutchinson @ The Stand, Newcastle
It’s a new show from one of the region’s favourite comedy sons on Tuesday, as Carl Hutchinson plays a home gig with his new show The Fixer. With a sell-out show at ARC to look forward to (and extra date added), the handful of tickets left will be worth snapping up, for a guarantee of big laughs, masterful storytelling and a unique take on life, as he squares off against life’s petty annoyances.

Wednesday 13th July
MUSIC Future Horizons, Donnie Willow & more @ Jumpin’ Jacks, Newcastle
Your midweek blues can get a firm kicking into gear with a show at Jumpin’ Jacks on Wednesday, as math rockers Future Horizons co-headline a tour with alternative Glaswegian three-piece Donnie Willow. Up-and-coming scuzz pop band Cult Lust, and the heavy, passionate Ten Eighty Trees complete a bill stacked with rising stars in the music scene, filled with slick musicianship and a raw passion.

Thursday 14th July
COMEDY Justin Moorhouse, John Gordillo @ ARC, Stockton
Two more Edinburgh Fringe previews come to ARC this week, with two comedy circuit favourites with TV credits behind them. Moorhouse brings his show People & Feelings, with his uniquely honest and always beautifully humorous take on both big topics well worth seeing, as few deliver gags as well as him. While John Gordillo’s show Love Capitalism is a look at then relentless neediness involved in modern capitalism. Two very different shows, both will have you laughing.

Friday 15th July
STAGE PUG @ Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
A night of inventive, genre-bending theatre could be the best way for you to spend your Friday night this week as PUG comes to Alphabetti Theatre. Re(a/t)ch, You Over There and Raising the Skirt: A Talk, make up three inventive pieces that’ll all leave lasting impressions, covering spiritual exploration, punk rule-breaking and female empowerment respectively. The event has been organised as part of a quarterly alternative cabaret event by Hannah & Rosa as they provide Newcastle with diverse events that after witnessing are clearly relatable to every day life.

Saturday 16th July
FILM Snatch @ Newcastle Castle, Newcastle
The end of our Summer is going to see some incredible screenings of all time classics at Newcastle Castle, with a very special rooftop cinema from Bula Bula. With the opening night screening Grease already sold out, Saturday is the perfect time to take in the next offering, with Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. Brilliant performances from Brad Pitt, Stephen Graham and even Jason Statham acting his socks off, the witty, smart dialogue makes this one of the best Ritchie efforts, with big laughs and lots of iconic moments.

Sunday 17th July
FILM A War @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Another amazing film to round out the week, as Tyneside Cinema’s Passport To Cinema season takes in Denmark next. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, A War is a tense and intelligent mix of frontline thriller and courtroom drama. This nail-biting film is directed by Tobias Lindholm who also crafted 2012’s stunning A Hijacking, and has definitely been at the helm of another incredible slice of cinema here.

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