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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 exciting new theatre, a comedy horror film, big laughs from top comedy shows, a night of alternative music fun, a bit of political activism and a whole lot more…

Monday 30th January
EVENTS No To Trump’s Ban! Newcastle Stands With Muslims And Refugees @ Grey’s Monument, Newcastle
We’d be remiss not to include this to start the week really. Given so much of the rich cultural scene in the North East we get to recommend to you every week comes from immense diversity and solidarity, this display of unity with those who need it most is something our city should always be proud of.

Tuesday 31st January
STAGE Scratch: New Writing @ ARC, Stockton
Scratch nights are a fantastic chance to see some work-in-progress short plays, and even help play a role in influencing their development. Some exciting new work is on show as always, from some very talented writers.

Wednesday 1st February
FILM Prevenge – Preview Screening with Alice Lowe Q&A @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
The writer, director and star of this black comedy will be answering questions after you get a watch of what could be one of this year’s cult hits. A pregnant mother on a killing spree, with her misanthropic unborn child leading her all the way, this looks like it could be something very memorable.

Thursday 2nd February
STAGE With Added Nuts @ Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
An hour-long no-tech show that will prove to be a witty, thoughtful examination of the language of sanism; finding beauty beneath wounding words. The show fuses live, disability arts with spoken word, acts of creative resistance, opportunities for participation and real art prizes.

Friday 3rd February
MUSIC Endless Window featuring Shield Patterns @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle
Mesmerising, broody, electronic pop from Shield Patterns alongside post-rock from People Making Noises and the psychedelic Supertunes, Endless Window is up to its old tricks of blistering music in the wonderful confines of the Cumberland Arms. With DJs and dancing too, you know it makes sense.

Saturday 4th February
COMEDY Jason Cook @ Customs House, South Shields
His new one-man show may be called An Idiot Speaks, but Cook is anything but. One of the best, and most respected comics on the circuit, expect new stories, old favourites and a rip-roaring good time.

Sunday 5th February
COMEDY Si Buglass @ The Stand, Newcastle
More comedy to round out a week that feels like it’ll need a few laughs, with a new show from the raucous Geordie comic. Titled The Time I Tattooed Gazza And Other Ridiculous Anecdotes, this is a chance to drink in the company of a lovable terror who will definitely be doing the same.

And for something a little different…
We highly recommend Which Is The Best? Podcast from comedians Lee Kyle and Sammy Dobson, they even recorded a NARC exclusive for us last year, and you can find them, and some splendidly fun episodes here, with a new one up every Monday.

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