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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 fab foodie offers, heartfelt theatre and top notch music.

Monday 18th January
EVENTS NE1’s Newcastle Restaurant Week @ City centre locations, Newcastle
Over 80 restaurants across Newcastle city centre will be offering tasty deals this week. Grab two courses for £10, or three courses for £15 and enjoy a variety of cuisines. We highly recommend Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen, Dabbawal, Tyneside Bar Café and The Stand Bistro. Nom.

Tuesday 19th January
FILM A Guide To The Art of Cinema: The Shining @ Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Artist and researcher Cecilia Stenbom introduces Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of tense horror, The Shining.

Wednesday 20th January
STAGE ARCADE Scratch Night @ ARC, Stockton
ARC’s performance artist network presents an evening of brand new writing from some of the region’s hottest talents, offering an opportunity to check out exciting new work.

Thursday 21st January
STAGE Learning How To Die @ Customs House, South Shields
Watching a show about death doesn’t sound like the most cheerful evening, especially considering how bloody awful last week was, but Luca Rutherford’s play is about the actuality of dying and how an acceptance of mortality can drive a passion for life.

Friday 22nd January
MUSIC Martin Carthy @ Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
One of folk music’s greatest innovators, Martin Carthy’s astonishing voice and huge songwriting talent makes him a favourite of his peers as well as his fans. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him in such an intimate venue.

Saturday 23rd January
MUSIC Twist Helix @ Mining Institute, Newcastle
Expect gorgeous electronic alt. pop at Mining Institute, as Newcastle’s Twist Helix celebrate the release of their single, Decade. Support comes from the equally lovely Fractions, Human X and Kate Edwards. Best of all, it’s free!

Sunday 24th January
COMEDY The Comedy Store @ Gala Theatre, Durham
End the week with a laugh or two, thanks to The Comedy Store’s plethora of comics, ready to tickle your funny bone.


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