WEEKLY ROUND-UP (27.11.23) | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Every week we pull together some of the best events taking place across the region, from music and theatre, to comedy, art and film. Read more on these, and other events, in the latest issue of NARC. magazine in print and online.

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An exhibition of work by nine artists based in or associated with Iceland, which speaks of a sensitivity towards the comforts and shelters that arise through the imposing influence of Iceland’sweather conditions, but also to a poetics of things within and out of reach, and the reorienting ofthings near at hand.
Thursday 30th November until Saturday 16th December @ Vane Gallery, Gateshead

Fingers & Fringe: A Night At The Theatre
A night of laughter is guaranteed, as Jarred Christmas hosts a star-studded line-up of comedy pals including Darren Harriott, Sophie Duker, The Brett Domino Trio, Anja Atkinson, Jamali Maddix and Clinton Baptiste.
Thursday 30th November @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle

Hark! The Sound of Stories: Wintering
A wintry-themed event featuring live performances from the Ivor Novello-award winning The Bookshop Band, who write and perform songs inspired by books, four-piece harmony-led group The Cornshed Sisters, dreamy art pop artist Mayshe Mayshe and a specially commissioned performance of new work from Eve Conway & Pat Plumb.
Friday 1st December @ Crown Street Library, Darlington

Image: The Bookshop Band

Dinky Bossetti EP launch
Trans-led, Newcastle-based riot grrrl band Dinky Bossetti are to hold a release party for their debut EP Trans Sister Radio. The band are a collision of both lead singer Jade Mia Broadhead’s love for bands such as Babes In Toyland, Hole and the Spice Girls meeting bassist Aria Nash’s love for metal. This intersection has created an EP which feels raw, unfiltered and unashamedly Queer, both lyrically – styled as an on-the-nose account detailing the trans experience and personal struggles Jade has faced – as well as through brash and bratty instrumentation. Jade herself has noted following her coming out as trans and Queer eighteen months ago as being a creative liberation of sorts, and there is no denying her experiences have manifested into a unique body of work.
Friday 1st December @ The Globe, Newcastle

Skinny Lister
Folk punk heroes Skinny Lister bring their feel-good anthems to Stockton. With a great summer under their belts, and a UK and US tour to cap the year off, the quintet’s euphoric sing-along tunes are the perfect antidote to the winter blues.
Saturday 2nd December @ KU, Stockton

Pink-Collar Gallery Pop-Up
Usually an online gallery, this pop-up event provides Pink-Collar an opportunity to promote under-represented artists in a physical setting. Following an open call, artists displaying their work include Emily Hamilton, Melissa Duncan, Albert B-C, Pamela Ormston and Jordan Quinn.
Saturday 2nd December-Friday 5th January @ Otto, Sunderland

Image: Pamela Ormston, A Good Ride, 80x60cm, oil on canvas, 2022, exhibited at Pink-Collar Gallery Pop-Up

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