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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 punk pop fun, inventive art, twinkly sounds, beguiling theatre and a whole lot more…

Monday 23rd January
MUSIC Dream Wife @ Cluny 2, Newcastle
This week is independent venues week, so it’s a must that you visit yours, or try somewhere new. For Newcastle folks, a trip to Cluny 2 for the Icelandic-Brightonian punk pop three-piece is how to do a Monday properly. Especially as support comes from rising stars Plaza and dream popsters Seeing Hands.

Tuesday 24th January
ART & LIT Amanda Beech – Covenant Transport Move Or Die @ BALTIC, Gateshead
It’s your last chance to catch this five channel video installation this week. Make the most of the heady mix of analogue-style pop and video game aesthetics on show in this mesmerising exhibition.

Wednesday 25th January
MUSIC King Creosote @ Sage Gateshead
Otherwise known as Fife’s Kenny Anderson, the talented music maker brings his twinkly indie pop sounds to Sage Gateshead to promote last year’s Astronaut Meets Applema album, and his delicate serenading is just what this week has called for.

Thursday 26th January
STAGE Butterfly @ ARC, Stockton
This funny, dark and immensely clever piece of theatre is one of those plays you really won’t want to miss. Butterfly tenderly tackles mental health; though it is not about suffering from, or surviving, a condition. It is about history, stigma, about misunderstandings and misrepresentations.

Friday 27th January
STAGE PUG @ Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle
Hosted by Hannah & Rosa, the second PUG welcomes multi-disciplinary artist Tara Fatehi Irani, poet Matt Miller and dance group Company of Others II. The alternative variety night is how to spend a Friday night in style, as it’s one of the best parties you could wish to be invited along to. Come together with new friends, laugh, think, drink and dance, and share in the company of some absolutely wonderful souls.

Saturday 28th January
FILM The Man @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
A slice of Danish cinema for your Saturday afternoon, and a bit of drama as father and son face tension, as street artist son takes the limelight away from his darling of the Danish art scene father. The scene is set for a relentless father-son battle fought with brush and spray can. 

Sunday 29th January
COMEDY Dogs (By Zoe) – Nicola Mantalios-Lovett @ The Stand
Effervescent comic Nicola Mantalios-Lovett presents an hour of her dog obsessed character ‘Zoe’.  A brilliantly silly show about dogs, but not just dogs, Zoe also likes stationary, songs and dating. Not change though, Zoe doesn’t like change…

And for something a little different…
Just in case you missed it, check out this Bunch Of Fives, where Joana Serrat told us five things she’s definitely taking on tour, ahead of her show at Cluny on Sunday 29th January. You can read it here.

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