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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 incredible alternative comedy, an ambitious new music project’s launch event, a unique stage show and a whole lot more…

Monday 10th October
COMEDY Good Grief Presents: Sam Simmons’ Not A People Person @ The Stand, Newcastle
Award winning comedian Sam Simmons is bringing his new show to The Stand as part of their ever popular monthly night Good Grief. The brilliantly original and quirky new show Not A People Person is filled with his usual off-the-wall daftness in a daringly funny show.

Tuesday 11th October
MUSIC Explosions in the Sky @ Sage, Gateshead
The Texan band released their seventh studio album earlier this year, and their epic post-rock sounds are still an utter joy; grandiose instrumental soundscapes filled with emotively captivating journeys make these a real stand-out band that should really impress during a transcendent live performance within the confines of Sage Gateshead.

Wednesday 12th October
STAGE Control @ ARC, Stockton
Leeds-based interactive arts organisation Invisible Flock conducted 62 interviews with people living on the edge of control or at the centre of global news events. These interviews included a science fiction author, the leader of the Icelandic Pirate Party, the Associate Director at the Centre for Disease Control, a post mortem ethicist and a women’s rights activist. These all provide a fascinating few thoughts on hypothetical futures that’ll make for a thought-provoking show.

Thursday 13th October
MUSIC The Pictish Trail @ Think Tank?, Newcastle
Scottish singer-songwriter Johnny Lynch is back out on the road once more as The Pictish Trail, with some incredible new songs added to the set list. His sound has evolved majestically over the last few years, from folksy acoustic indie pop that was filled with tenderness and a sharp sense of humour, he’s embraced more elctronic influences of late, and that has lead to new album Future Echoes being an engaging listen.

Friday 14th October
ART & LIT Deimantas Narkevicius – Doubled Youth @ BALTIC, Gateshead
Trained sculptor Narkevicius, adopts the techniques of documentary film making, drawing on the aesthetic language of the form and using interviews and archive footage to explore and subvert the genre. In new work Doubled Youth he utilises 3D technology for the first time and applys it to unconventional subject matter. Narkevičius documented the removal of a group of eight Soviet-era Socialist Realist sculptures, first installed in 1952, from a prominent site known as the Green Bridge in the centre of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, in 2015.

Saturday 15th October
MUSIC Tracks Launch Event @ Voodoo Cafe, Darlington
Brand new music collective Tracks are having a launch party for the ambitious and exciting times ahead, with the Darlington based group seeking to develop activities and services to benefit musicians, music organisations and audiences in and around the Darlington area. Pulling in Darlington’s finest indie rockers The Circus Villains, Stockton’s posty-punky blues merchants Cellar Door and one-man melodic soundscaper Chris Davison they’re showing why live music is so important to Darlington.

Sunday 16th October
FILM The Sacrifice @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Andrei Tarkovsky’s visionary final film unfolds in the hours before a nuclear holocaust. With the character of Alexander promising to God that he will sacrifice all he holds dear, if the disaster can be averted. The next day dawns and, as if in a dream, everything is restored to normality. But Alexander must keep his vow in this beguiling watch.

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