Down The Tube



MARCH 2-16




Plan ahead with our big

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Re-living the 80s telly legend


Celebrity head-to-head

O’Neal vs Donovan vs Andre

Mum’s the word

Our guide to Mother’s Day

The bard is back

The RSC at Northern Stage


The best office lunches in NE1


Authentic Indian Cuisine

The Taste of Kerala

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04 Going out?

The pick of the latest events

11 Down The Tube

A new Discovery Museum exhibition

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14 Music

X Factor stars head to town

16 Let’s do lunch

Our guide to great takeaway

lunches in the city

19 Shakespeare

Sweet dreams with the RSC

22 Listings

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The spies have it

When: March 15-19

Peer into the shady world of espionage with Alan Bennett’s

Olivier Award-winning play, Single Spies.

More comic caper than James Bond, the play chronicles

the lives of members of the notorious Cambridge Five spy

ring in the 1950s and stars Nicholas Farrell (The Iron Lady),

Belinda Lang (2point4 Children) and David Robb (Downton

Abbey). From Moscow to London, the hapless spies divulge

the mysteries of their lifestyle, from secret identities to an

interrogation by the Queen. Unmissable.

Theatre Royal, from £14,




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Thank you @NCLCollege

for attending SPACE2s

Engineering Careers Event

Ellens Cosmetics


#Graingermarket Fun

in the city! #Newcastle






Great day at @balticmill for Bill

Murray Exhibition. Please do

not miss it @NewcastleNE1


Tania Love


Blimey! Had forgotten

the powerful life

lessons in #JBPriestley’s

#AnInspectorCalls. Another

gem @TheatreRoyalNew

The Botanist NCL


It’s gin o’clock and we are

attempting to break a world

record!! #GinRecordAttempt

Jay talkin’

When: March 12

One of the finest DJs of his

generation, Norman Jay’s

influence can be felt far and

wide. Whether he’s receiving

an MBE or packing clubs with

his eclectic dance music, he’s

revered around the world.

An expert in contemporary

Afro-American music,

from funk and soul to jazz

fusion, the veteran DJ’s

rare appearance will have

fans flocking to Hoochie

Coochie for some

smokin’ hot sounds.

Hoochie Coochie, £15

Gone shopping

When: March 12

Daniel Footwear (above) has arrived in Grainger Street, bringing

with it top brands including DKNY, Juicy Couture, Michael Kors,

UGG, and Vivienne Westwood. Meanwhile, baby boutique

Spoilt Royalty has opened in High Bridge with kids’ stuff from

top European designers. Stylish!

Grainger Street,

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Bridget’s diary

When: March 15

‘Feminist stand-up’ may not sound like the barrel of laughs

it’s meant to be, but trust us when we say that Bridget

Christie’s A Book For Her is fabulously funny.

The stand-up show is based on her best-selling book – a

combination of reportage, memoir and activism – which

has won praise for its charming eloquence in tackling big

subjects like FGM while being idiosyncratically passionate

and downright hilarious. Don’t miss it.

The Stand, £15,



With Paul Dixon



Tickets are now on

sale for rugby league’s

Super League Magic

Weekend at St James’

Park, May 21 and 22.

All 12 Super League teams will be in action

in what promises to be a thrilling weekend of

sport. Go to the website for tickets while you

still can.


More than 100 people

turned out at The

Botanist, Monument

Mall when the venue

helped to break the

Guinness World

Record for a gin tasting. More than 750

happy folk took part in the event across eight

venues nationwide – smashing the old record

of 300.


The European

Commission has

confirmed what we all

knew - that Newcastle

is the UK’s happiest

city. It came 10th - top

in the UK - in a European survey with 56%

of people saying they love it here.


Viva forever!

Things are heating up at the old Co-op building on Newgate

Street, where Brazilian barbecue restaurant Cabana is about to

open its doors. The menu includes a “killer” Spicy Malagueta

Chicken (fans include Oprah Winfrey and the England rugby

team), alongside Brazilian street food, barbecue skewers,

and cocktails.

Newgate Street,

Kane and able

When: March 12

Rubber-faced comic Russell Kane is

bringing his new stand-up show to

town in his bid to prove age is only

a number. The comic, presenter

and actor is best known as the

host of BBC3 comedy show

Live At The Electric and

his tongue-in-cheek

demeanour is the

perfect vehicle for this

coming-of-age show,

which promises to

explore the ups and

downs of growing

up…and growing

down! Northern Stage


There are many harbingers of spring; a

retired army officer writes to The Times

celebrating the first cuckoo sighting,

the skating rink at the Centre for Life

is dismantled…

If those aren’t your cup of tea, take a

look at the Premier League table. When

Newcastle are embedded in the bottom

three, spring has sprung.

A few weeks ago we were blown away

by Chelsea, and this being planet football,

instead of being chased down Tynemouth

beach by a pitchfork-waving mob, the

squad went to Spain for a week.

Imagine that situation at your

workplace. You lose a contract - do you

get a freebie to Vegas or a bus trip to the

pencil symposium in Mablethorpe?

Either way, Newcastle United are

inexplicably in a mess. Again. The

entry for ‘enigma’ in the Oxford English

Dictionary wil surely be amended to a link

to the club website in coming days.

Remember to listen out for the local

harbinger of summer: “Never again,

lessons will be learned...”






All around the world

Thai and Italian food is on the menu at at intu Eldon

Square’s new restaurant space, Grey’s Quarter.

Chaophraya, which offers classic Thai cuisine, will

move into the new roof terrace later this year, while

Italian restaurant chain ASK will also join the new

development, which will see 20 new outlets including

Tapas Revolution, Giraffe, The Alchemist and more.

On the march

When: March 4

Those of a certain age will remember the Mod

craze the first time around, while the bairns out

there should know the look: sharp suits, mirrordecked

scooters, and the style exemplified by

Paul Weller and Quadrophenia. The movement

will be celebrated nationwide through March

of the Mods events, with Sage Gateshead’s

contribution featuring live music from local

act The Middens (pictured), covers band Heavy

Mod, power pop trio The Lemontops and more,

with proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust.

Sage Gateshead, £10,

Moran more

When: March 11

Irreverent comic Dylan Moran returns to Newcastle this

month to offer a unique take on love, politics, misery

and the everyday absurdities of modern life.

The Black Books and Shaun Of The Dead star is known

for his quirky style, killer one-liners and

deadpan delivery and you can expect

grumpy but blisteringly funny tales,

dispensed in typically laconic style.

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, £25

Read all about it

When: March 5-6

World Book Day is on March 3, celebrating literature of all

persuasions. Join the party at Seven Stories, where youngsters can

dress up as their favourite character and take part in story times,

performances and activities. Bigger kids can get their literary fill at

Newcastle’s City Library, where regular lectures and exhibitions are

hosted, or browse the beautiful stacks at The Lit & Phil.

Seven Stories, entry from £2.50,

Newcastle Libraries,

Lit & Phil,

Vote now

When: March 15

Love him or hate him, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has changed

British politics, and he can count some well-known celebrity names

among his supporters. A new show designed to get his message

across, #JC4PM will feature performers including actor Barbara

Nice, comedians Mark Steel, Rob Deering, and Jeremy Hardy, singer

Grace Petrie, and poet Clare Ferguson-Walker. The question is, will it

get your vote?

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, from £5




With Amy Bruce

marketing intern

I’m always tempted to go out for weekday

drinks, (shh...don’t tell the boss) when there

are 2-4-1 cocktails on offer. Las Iguanas

has a great atmosphere and is the perfect

spot for a weekly catch up with friends.

Who doesn’t like dancing to the

Macarena while eating a £3.50 pizza?

Sambuca’s has a beautiful view of the

Quayside too if you’re looking to woo

a date.

I still get excited walking up the Theatre

Royal steps. It’s a lovely venue and Lord of

the Flies looks like it’s going to be fantastic.

The Empire is my one of favourite places

to relax in the city. Grab a hot dog – make it

a combo, and you may as well get a packet

of sweets as well. Enjoy it!

Stop and smell the roses, or the bath

bombs…I just love popping in to Lush.

Although that is a rare occasion, I do like

to treat myself once in a while. My current

favourite is The Comforter - it’s pink and

smells delicious.




Down The Tube

When: until March 31

Back in the 80s, when music TV was important, The

Tube was both influential and brilliant.

Filmed at Newcastle’s iconic Tyne Tees HQ on

City Road, the show brought some of the biggest

names in music to the North East and, if stories are

to be believed, its share of rock n’ roll behaviour to

the Egypt Cottage pub next door.

Iggy Pop, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, INXS, Frankie

Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, The Smiths and

countless others joined presenters Jools Holland

and Paula Yates on the Friday night show, which

gave hundreds of bands their break and provided

memorable performances from the likes of Vic

Reeves and French & Saunders.

Now, a new exhibition at Discovery Museum

offers a trip down memory lane with a collection

of digital stories from the production crew, items

from the show and an insight into one of the most

successful TV shows of the 1980s.

Discovery Museum, free,

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Mum’s the word

When: March 6

If you’re stuck for Mother’s Day gift ideas this

year, Newcastle comes up trumps once again,

here are some of our favourites…


Let top telly tottie Peter Andre serenade Mum

when he pops in as part of his Come Swing

With Me tour. Newcastle City Hall, March 3


Over at Sage Gateshead, another Antipodean

treat is on offer from stage star Jason

Donovan, plus Sage’s Brasserie restaurant has

a special Mother’s Day menu. Sage Gateshead

March 6, £30.50,

Seven Stories has the right idea with its

Five Minutes of Peace event, celebrating

the 30th anniversary of Jill Murphy’s classic

tale. Unfortunately, it’s a not-so-peaceful

storytelling, with singing and props aplenty.

Seven Stories, March 5, entry to centre

from £2.50,

Treat Mum to a slap-up dinner with Bonbar’s

Mother’s Day menu which includes two

courses for £16 or three for £20, plus a free

glass of prosecco for the lucky lady.

Bonbar, March 6,

Over at the Mercure Newcastle County

Hotel, the Rendevous Restaurant is serving

Mother’s Day afternoon tea (£10.95pp) with

a gift for Mum. Mercure Newcastle County

Hotel, March 6,

Get Mum a special Geordie gift - including a

card for every Mam, at Upside Down Presents.

Or check out the gifts at Whosit & Whatsit.

The Side,


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Pop princess

When: March 16

Pop diva Ellie Goulding is bringing her smouldering show and

stunning vocals to town.

Showcasing her third album, Delirium, which is filled with

cool electro style and effervescent pop energy, Goulding will be

belting out catchy pop gems all night long.

Metro Radio Arena, from £32.50,


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The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle hits the

target. It has a brilliant atmosphere and great

staff. I almost wished I lived in Newcastle so I

could gig there every week ...almost! Seriously

it’s what a comedy club should be and more.”

John Bishop

Cult following

When: March 9

Post-punk rockers rejoice – The Cult are heading to town. Not only

that, they’re riding on a high on the back of critical acclaim for their

ground-breaking album, Hidden City, which provides a platform for

enigmatic frontman Ian Astbury’s iconic baritone. The band are an

enthralling live act, and their City Hall performance is certain to be

an atmospheric affair.

Newcastle City Hall, £29.50,

Does it still have the X Factor?

When: March 10

In what may be the final tour of the X Factor franchise, Simon

Cowell’s latest collection of pop protégées include show winner

Louisa Johnson, right, who will perform alongside fellow finalists

Reggie N’ Bollie, 4th Impact, Che Chesterman, Seann Miley

Moore and Mason Noise. The tour promises all

the glitz and glamour of the TV

production, with none of the

pesky ad breaks. Get your X

Factor fix while you still can.

Metro Radio Arena

from £19.50


21st Century


When: March 11

Musical prodigy Foxes (aka Louisa

Rose Allen) has had a whirlwind career

to date. Releasing her debut single

in 2012, the indie pop songwriter

has worked with artists as diverse as

pop-punk upstarts Fall Out Boy and

RnB heavyweight Pharrell Williams.

Her glacial vocals combined with

meticulous synths and disco beats

ensure her second album, All I Need,

is a must-have.

Riverside, £16,









Pet Lamb Patisserie

Grab a sarnie

Rushing out to grab a sandwich doesn’t

mean you can’t get something special.

Check out Vietnamese sandwich bars

Time Banhmi on Grainger Street, and

Chom Banhmi on Clayton Street, for an

Asian twist. Or, if you’d prefer a meat feast,

pop in to Kracklin on Market Street – home

to classic roast meat sandwiches including

New York-inspired Ruebens and Italian street

food-style porchetta.

Tired of squashed packed lunches from the

bottom of your bag and what’s left at the

petrol station this morning? So grab your coat

and head out for some of these lunchtime

treats to bring back to the office...

The Grainger Market

The Victorian market in the heart of the city

is a piece of foodie heaven. The alleys are

filled with lunchtime options - from Chinese

dumpling and tea bar Nan Bei to some of

the freshest seafood in the city cooked while

you wait at Lindsay’s To Go. There’s also

a huge selection of sandwiches, pies and

pasties at The French Oven, while a Sloppy

Joe is a must if you’re feeling hungry. Grab

an authentic crêpe – savoury or sweet – at

La Petite Crêperie, or a giant slice of pizza

at Slice if you’re in a rush. For a treat, pick up

a bag of goodies from Pet Lamb Patisserie

or a traditional Turkish coffee, with Turkish

delight, at Fez Food. You could eat in the

market every day and be very, very happy.


Fez Food

La Petite Crêperie

Lindsay’s To Go

Nudo Sushi Box


Something special

Indian street food pioneer Dabbawal, on

High Bridge, offers a takeaway service, and

you can call and collect. We recommend the

roomali wraps – a real taste of the stunning

street food of Mumbai. You can also order

a meat feat to take away at Longhorns

barbecue Smokehouse. Or, grab a sushi

and sashimi selection from Nudo Sushi

Box (Northumberland Street and Grainger

Street) – there are loads to choose from

including fab lunch boxes. If you’re feeling

extra hungry, pick up a Mexican burrito from

Zapatista on Ridley Place and Grainger

Street – the perfect Friday afternoon treat.

Sweet treats

If you often find yourself in need of a midafternoon

sugar fix, pop in to Patisserie

Valerie on Grainger Street – we recommend

one of their perfect strawberry tarts. There

are also fab treats on offer at Les Petits

Choux, Leazes Crescent, while The Great

British Cupcakery on Queen Street is the

place for cupcakes.




Sweet dreams

When: March 16-26

Shakespeare’s beguiling comedy A

Midsummer Night’s Dream is just the

ticket for a blustery March day - the

enchanted forest housing sprites

and fairies aplenty, a magical place

where lovers meet, a feuding King and

Queen, and the mischievous fairy Puck

creating mayhem.

The Royal Shakespeare Company

has teamed up with actors across the

UK to present Shakespeare’s tale as it’s

never been seen. The regional groups

performing in Newcastle include actors

from Heaton’s People’s Theatre and

community drama group The Castle

Players, who will join RSC actors in a riot

of fantasy, love, dreams and tomfoolery.

Cannily subtitled A Play For The Nation,

the production will show that amateur

talent is just as important to the region’s

theatrical scene as the big names.

Northern Stage, from £16





Tale of the tape

Three of the 1980s and 90s biggest music acts, and more recently

stars of reality TV, are coming to Newcastle this month. Ahead of the

arrival of Jason Donovan, Alexander O’Neal and Peter Andre, and to

give our younger readers a bit of a history lesson,

here’s everything you need know…



Who is he?: Super-smooth American rhythm

and blues man

Age: 62

Twitter followers: 12,400

Last UK top 10 hit: Criticize (1987)

Rise to fame: Signed to Warner Bros by Prince (yes,

that Prince) in 1981 as frontman for the band

The Time

Reality TV history: Wife Swap, Just the Two of Us,

Celebrity Big Brother

What the fan sites say: Nothing - we can’t find

any. Not one, which is a bit sad

Lowest career moment: Leaving the Big Brother

house after 10 days. And not having a fan site

Most embarrassing moment: His 10 days in the

Big Brother house in 2015. All of them

Most likely to say: Gimme your lurve, babyyyyyy

Least likely to say: Anyone for a pint and a game

of dominoes?

Famous ex: On TV’s Celebrity Wife Swap, he was

partnered with telly wine buff Jilly Goolden

Sage Gateshead, March 10, from £31.50

Jason Donovan

Who is he?: Chirpy Aussie 80s soap star-turnedpopster-turned-West

End star-turned Heart Radio

DJ via romance with Kylie, a major cocaine habit

(1990s), a hair transplant and third place on Strictly

Age: 47

Twitter followers: 170,000

Last UK top 10 hit: Any Dream Will Do (1991)

Rise to fame: Starred in Aussie soap Neighbours

alongside Kylie before launching pop career

Reality TV history: I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of

Here! (runner-up), Strictly Come Dancing (third),

judge in ITV’s Superstar (a search for a lead for

Jesus Christ Superstar, in which he once starred).

What the fan sites say: Still handsome after all

these years. What a shame that nice Kylie left him

for that Michael Hutchence person

Career high: His first album Ten Good Reasons

(1988), which featured three UK number ones

Lowest career moment: Voicing the part of Toby

the Kangaroo in the animated film Animals United

Most embarrassing moment: See above

Most likely to say: Any dream will do

Least likely to say: A part on a reality telly show?

No thanks, not really my thing

Most famous ex: Kylie

Sage Gateshead, March 6, from £30.50

Peter Andre

Who is he?: Toned torso-toting Aussie pop

idol-turned-reality telly star via marriage and

divorce from glamour queen Katie Price. Adored by

housewives and daytime telly lovers the world over

Age: 42

Twitter followers: 3.48m

Last UK top 10 hit: Mysterious Girl (1995)

Rise to fame: Secured a record deal after

appearing aged 16 on the Aussie version of TV

talent show New Faces.

Reality TV history: I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of

Here (third place), Strictly Come Dancing (seventh)

What the fan sites say: He’s the nicest man on

the planet. What on earth was he doing with that

Katie Price person?

Lowest career moment: The 2006 album A Whole

New World with his then-wife Katie Price

Most embarrassing moment: Most of them.

Who actually watched Peter Andre’s Bad Boyfriend

Club? Anybody?

Most likely to say: Where am I today? Loose

Women, This Morning, or both?

Least likely to say: I’ve gone a whole week without

appearing on daytime or reality TV

Most famous ex: Katie Price

City Hall, March 3, from £27




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Flora love

of art

Until April 27

Encapsulation – the process of

‘trapping and enclosing’ matter – sees

a range of flora and fauna encased

in resin, transforming them into new

specimens where art meets nature.

Life Science Centre, included in

admission from £5.50,

Kids Comedy


March 13


go-to guide to

NE1 goings-on

Take a break from mum and dad and

join in the fun at The Stand comedy

club. There's plenty of comedy, circus,

storytelling, poetry, and stupid science

- plus fab food served upstairs in the

Bistro. £4, 12pm.

The Stand,

Wet Wet


March 11


Lord of

the Flies

March 8-12

William Golding's classic, Lord of the

Flies, hits the Theatre Royal stage this

month. Performed by Regent's park

Theatre, the tale of adventure on a

desert island quickly turns sinister in this

famous tale of kids turning feral.

Theatre Royal,


The chart-topping pop group return

to the Metro Radio Arena as part of

their Big Picture Tour with special guest

Markus Feehily - one fifth of boyband


Metro Radio Arena,



March 15


Comedy, music and poetry

supporting Jeremy Corbyn’s

political campaign. From £5,


Tyne Theatre & Opera House,


March 3-10

International Women’s Day

Exhibition by Jayamini

de Silva.

Newcastle City Library,

March 11-April 17

Drop City

Diverse work including

painting, photography,

design and furniture.

Laing Gallery,

Until March 12


An exhibition of artwork from

prisons and secure hospitals

in the North East.


Robert Oxley

Contemporary artist with a

love of nature and wildlife.

Castle Gallery,

Until March 27

AV Festival

Comprising collected works

from Claire Fontaine and

work entitled Crusade, by

Tim Brennan.

Vane Gallery,

AV Festival

Madhusudhanan: The Marx

Archive exhibition plus Pallavi

Paul’s film screening Trilogy.

Baltic 39,

Until April 10

A Bird In The Hand

Inspired by the Great Auk

and the possibilities of using

ancient DNA to reintroduce

extinct species.

Great North

Museum: Hancock,

Alice Theobald &

Atomik Architecture

Exploring the relationship

between art and architecture.


Until April 17

Echoes of Abstraction

Including works by David

Bomberg, Prunella Clough,

Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson

and more.

Laing Gallery,

The Black Portraits - An

Ongoing Story Of The

World’s Human Rights


Featuring Paul Piercy’s

striking portraits in black

impasto oil paint.

Discovery Museum,


Until April 24

Leonardo Da Vinci

Ten of the finest drawings by

Leonardo da Vinci from the

Royal Collection.

Laing Gallery,

Until May 3

The Extraordinary

Gertrude Bell

Meet the archaeologist,

diplomat, linguist, writer,

mountaineer and explorer.

Great North

Museum: Hancock,

Until May 30

Hajra Waheed – The Cyphers

An exhibition highlighting the

ever increasing militarisation

of the sky.



Every Monday


80s, 90s and 00s. 10pm.

Enigma, Carliol Square


House, R&B, Deep.


Digital Mondays

Born to dance!


Club Tropicana

Fun and sunshine!

House of Smith and Floritas,

Every Tuesday


House of Smith and Floritas,

Every Wednesday


House of Smith, Floritas and

Madame Koo


Perdu’s biggest club night.



Hip hop and pop.

The CUT,


Sweets, treats and beats!

House of Smith,

Every Thursday




Best of hip hop and RnB.

Tup Palace,


A little bit of everything.


Rebel Thursdays

Rock and roll.


Off The Record

Music for the soul.

Music Slash Art,

Beau Monde

RnB, house, hip hop.



House of Smith,

Every Friday

Glen Horsborough

House and nu-disco.

Tiger Hornsby,

Dirty Little Secret

Electro house.

Tup Palace,

Dirty Pop

Student party.

O2 Academy,

Smoove And Friends

Get your funk on!

Music Slash Art,


Techno and disco.

The CUT,


RnB and commercial house.

House of Smith,



Sunday Quayside Market

The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne

Every Sunday 9am - 4pm

Handcrafted quality local products • original artwork,

jewellery and fashion local cheeses, delicious cupcakes

and world foods • traditional stalls selling plants, clothing,

sweets, ice cream and toys

For more information please call 0191 211 5533

Phone: 0191 211 5533



Feral Fridays

Un-domesticated behavior.


Make Way For

The Weekend

Laid-back lounge, live music

& DJ Mojaxx.


Every Saturday

Dj Levi Sax

Nu-disco, soul and house

with live saxophonist.

Tiger Hornsby,

Future Boogie

Smoove & Tim Shaw.

Head of Steam,

Kinky Disko

Up-tempo RnB and house.

Tup Palace,

Be Somebody

Hip hop, RnB, commercial.



Alternative music.

O2 Academy,


House, RnB, hip hop.

Riverside Nightclub,

Love Saturdays

Dance classics.


Jay Rockwell And

Jason Hopper

Party bangers!

Music Slash Art,


Electro, hip hop and disco.

The CUT,


The epicenter of class!

House of Smith,

Every Saurday

Uplifting Groove

Diverse tunes.

World Headquarters,

Every Sunday


The Telegraph,


100% house.

Tup Palace,

Sundays On Rotation

Music Slash Art,

Say The Word

Hip hop, soul, funk.

House of Smith,

March 4

Rodney P

Hip hop.

World Headquarters,

Zed Bias

World Headquarters,

March 5


John Peel vibe and aesthetic.

The Cluny,

March 11

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Alexander Nut.

World Headquarters,


Drum n bass


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March 2

Steve Bugeja, Lost Voice

Guy, Jack Gardner

7.30pm, £5.50.

Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen,

March 2, 9, 16

Red Raw

New comedy. £2, 7pm.

The Stand,

March 3-5

The Weekend Shows

From £10, 7pm.

The Stand,

March 6

Tiff Stevenson

New show, Mad Man. £12.

The Stand,

March 7

John Robins

Radio favourite. £12, 7pm.

The Stand,

March 8

Watch Bad Movies with

Great Comedians

Hosted by Joe Heenan and

Billy Kirkwood. £6, 7pm.

The Stand,

March 10-12

The Weekend Shows

Brendan Burke, Andy White,

Nicola Mantalios-Lovett,

Bruce Devlin. From £10, 7pm.

The Stand,

March 11

Dylan Moran

Black Books star. £25, 8pm

Tyne Theatre & Opera House,

March 12

Russell Kane

The comedian’s new show

talks about growing up. £16.

Northern Stage,

March 14

Good Grief

New comedy. £3, 7pm.

The Stand,

March 15

Bridget Christie

New show, A Book For Her.

£15, 7pm.

The Stand,

March 5


Launch Day

Celebrating the North East’s

industrial glory with a piece

inspired by the paintings of

Alexander Millar. £12.50,


Dance City,

March 6


New dance pieces from local

groups. £5, 7pm.

Dance City,


Empire Cinemas, The Gate,

March 3

NT Live: Hangmen

From March 4

Hail, Caesar!

London Has Fallen

March 5

Met Opera: Manon Lescaut

From March 11

Kung Fu Panda 3

The Divergent Series:


Tyneside Cinema,

March 2

AV Festival: Finest Hour –

Films by Humphrey Jennings

NT Live: As You Like It

March 3

Bringing In Baby: Chronic

NT Live: Hangmen

March 4

AV Festival: Between Times

From March 4

Hail Caesar!


Goodnight Mommy

March 5

Children's Film Club: The

Jungle Book

AV Festival: A Dream From

The Bath + The Serpent +

The Haircut

AV Festival: Utopias

AV Festival: For Memory

Met Opera: Manon Lescaut


March 6

AV Festival: Nicaragua Part


AV Festival: Scenes For A


Mother's Day Special: Psycho

The 400 Blows

March 8

International Woman's

Day: Suffragette + intro +


AV Festival: Nightcleaners

March 9

AV Festival: Winstanley

March 10

Bringing In Baby: Hail Caesar!

AV Festival: The Miners’ Film

Meet The Filmmaker: Orthodox

March 11

AV Festival: United Red Army

(The Young Man Was… Part 1)

From March 11

The Witch


The Here After

March 12

Children's FIlm Club: Snoopy

& Charlie Brown – The

Peanuts Movie

Rear Window

AV Festival: The Anabasis of

May and Fusako Shigenobu,

Masao Adachi and 27 Years

Without Images

AV Festival: AKA: Serial Killer

March 13

Access: Snoopy & Charlie

Brown – The Peanuts Movie

Jules et Jim

Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus

AV Festival: Red Army/PLFP:

Declaration of World War

AV Festival: The Ugly One

March 14

Silver Screen: Hail Caesar!

Short Film Night

March 16

Show & Tell




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Permanent Exhibitions

Exhibitions At Life

Young Explorers Zone for

under 7s, Curiosity Zone, 4D

Motion Ride, Planetarium,

Science Theatre. Adults £15,

conc £13, 5-17s £10, under

4s £5.50. 10am-6pm.

Life Science Centre,

Every Mon-Sat

Under 5’s Music Making

£3, times vary.

Sage Gateshead,

Every Saturday

Saturday Storytimes

For young children. Free,

10.30am, 11.30am.

Great North

Museum: Hancock,

Planet Music

For children 5-7. £3, 1pm.

Sage Gateshead,

Every Sat and Sun

Busy B’s

For young artists. Free, 2-4pm.


Every Mon and Thurs

Babies Babble, Play & More

£3, 1.30pm.

Sage Gateshead,

March 5

Saturday Art Classes

Art class for 10-15 year olds.

£4, 10.15am-11.45am.

Laing Gallery,

Five Minutes Peace

Celebrate 30 years of the

children’s classic and enjoy a

not-so-quiet storytelling!

Seven Stories,

March 5-6

We Love Books

Part of World Book Day.

Seven Stories,

Making Space: Pingball

Use magnets, blocks, balls and

more. Included in admission.

Life Science Centre,

March 6

Brilliant Badges

Make mum a hero’s badge!

Free, 11am.


March 8, 15

Little Artists

Fun for under 5s. £2.50,


Laing Gallery,

March 12

Disabled Access Day

More info online.

Seven Stories,

March 12-13

Making Space: Linkages

and Automata

Explore machine elements.

Life Science Centre,

March 13

Newcastle Kids Comedy Club

Jokes and silliness. £4, 12pm

The Stand,

Until March 20

Bright Sparks

Exploring the world of

colours, flames and flashes.

5+. Included in admission.

Life Science Centre,

Until March 26

Planetarium: From Earth To

The Universe

A voyage through time and

space! Included in admission.

Life Science Centre,

Until March 31

SpongeBob SquarePants

4-D: The Great Jelly Race

Rescue Jellyfish of Jellyfish

Fields from Plankton’s

evil clutches. Included in


Life Science Centre,

Until April 8

Planetarium: Naughty

Monsters In The Sky

Included in admission.

Life Science Centre,

Until April 17


A collection of robot models,

cyborgs and androids from

TV and film.

Life Science Centre,

Until April

Illustrating Harry Potter

Explore the enchanting world

of Harry Potter as reimagined

by illustrator Jim Kay.

Seven Stories,

Until May 3


Discover what it’s like living in

the coldest places on Earth

Great North

Museum: Hancock,

Until June

Painting With Rainbows

Considering the

consequence of conflict,

environment and friendship.

Seven Stories,

Until October

Rhyme Around The World

Much loved nursery rhymes.

Seven Stories,


Every Monday


Student night.

Powerhouse, Westmoreland Rd


With DJ Drama.

The Yard, Scotswood Rd

Happy Hour Game

Push Vicky’s button!

Eazy Street,

Cabaret At The Yard

Amazing cabaret.

The Yard, Scotswood Rd


Rock, indie and alt music.

The Bank, Scotswood Rd

Every Tuesday

Free Pool

All day.

Secrets, Scotswood Rd


With Ruby Reynaulds.

Eazy Street,

Every Wednesday


With Vicky Paris.

Eazy Street,

Every Thursday

Northern Proud Voices

Community choir. £3, 7pm.

The Mining Institute,

The Wheel

Chart and party tunes.

Powerhouse, Westmoreland Rd

Tribute Thursdays

Hosted by Miss Lucy.

Eazy Street,

Tiki Time

Open mic percussionist.

Eazy Street,

Every Friday


Mutha Tucka & Beauty O Killer.

SR44, Scotswood Rd

Dj Steve Grant

Disco, funk and soul.

Sunset Blvd,

Marlborough Crescent

Candy Pop

The weekend warm up.

Powerhouse, Westmoreland Rd


60s, 70s, 80s, 90s.

The Bank, Scotswood Rd

Beauty Killer’s Big One

Top tunes!

Eazy Street,

Every Fri and Sat

Betty Legs Diamond

With Betty Legs Diamond. From

£5, 7pm Fri 6pm &10pm Sat.


Every Saturday


With DJ Ian Mcleod.

SR44, Scotswood Rd

The Pink Room

Drag DJs Penny Arcade and

Gloria Hole.

The Pink Room,

Westmoreland Rd

Dj Steve Grant

Disco, funk and soul.

Sunset Blvd,

Marlborough Crescent


Chart, pop, RnB, hip hop and

commercial dance.

Powerhouse, Westmoreland Rd

Ya Big Night Out

Queen Vicky Paris, followed

by her daughter Miss Lucy.

Eazy Street,


With DJ Hollie.

Eazy Street,

Every Sunday

Hangover Club

With Danni Delonco.



Music and cabaret.

SR44, Scotswood Rd


From 6pm.

Secrets, Scotswood Rd

Fun Day Sunday

With Miss Vicky Paris.

Eazy Street,

Tiki BBQ

From 5pm.

Eazy Street,

Phylis And Ophelia B

The Bank, Scotswood Rd


Monday To Saturday

Grainger Market


Every Sunday

Quayside Market

From 9.30am.

Quayside Road

First Fri of the month

Farmers Market


Grainger Street

Second Sat of the month

Arts And Crafts Market

Grainger Market,


Every Monday

Live Lounge

With Liam Fender. 8.30pm.

Newcastle Arms,

Every Wednesday

Open Mic


Every Thursday

Acoustic Night

The Duke of Wellington

Live Soul Thursday

Tiger Hornsby,

Every Friday

Live Music

Tribute, local and cover bands.


Every Saturday

Live Music

Newcastle Arms,

Every Sunday

Live Soul Sunday

Acoustic sets by local artists.

Tiger Hornsby,

March 2

New Vocal Ensemble

Performing repertoire from

1500-1750. Free, 7.30pm.

Culture Lab, Spaces 4 & 5,

March 3

The Puppini Sisters

Jazzy reinventions.

Sage Gateshead,

Peter Andre

From £27.50, 7.30pm.

Newcastle City Hall,

Iona Brown & Jenny Martins

Performing Beethoven’s

Kreutzer Sonata. Free, 1.10pm.

Brunswick Methodist


Student Performances

Including sax, flute, guitar

and fiddle. Free, 4.30pm.

Culture Lab, Spaces 4 & 5,

March 4

March of the Mods

Raising money for Teenage

Cancer Trust. From 4pm.

Sage Gateshead,

Alba Nights

Indie rock.

O2 Academy,

The Jam Experiment

Jazz. £7, 8.30pm.

Jazz Café,

Lunchtime Classical


With Jill Crossland. £2, 1.10pm.

The Lit & Phil,




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The B-Hives

Female-fronted Hives tribute.

8.30pm, free.

Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen,

March 5

Scott Bradlee’s

Postmodern Jukebox

Vintage sounds.

O2 Academy,

The Ray Johnson/Tom

Lapworth Duo

Modern jazz standards. 9pm.

Jazz Café,

March 6

The Counterfeit Sixties

Classic tunes. £17.50.

Tyne Theatre & Opera House,

O’Hooley & Tidow


Sage Gateshead,

Jason Donovan

Sage Gateshead,

March 7

Reckless Love


O2 Academy,

March 8

The Safe Sextet

Emcee5 music. £5, 7.30pm.

Jazz Café,


Part of Jazz North East's women

make music. £10, 8pm.

The Lit & Phil,

March 9

The Stranglers

Punk rockers.

O2 Academy,

The Cult

Goth rockers. £29.50, 7.30pm.

Newcastle City Hall,

March 10

Pilgrim St

Funky jazz.

Hoochie Coochie,

The Feeling

Indie rock.

O2 Academy,


Havana-style Cuban jam. 8pm.

Jazz Café,

Joel Sachs

Performing Sonatas and

Interludes by John Cage. Free,


Brunswick Methodist


Student Performances

Including table, drums and

guitar. Free, 1.10pm.

Culture Lab, Spaces 4 & 5,

X Factor Live

Anton Stephans, 4 th Impact,

Reggie ‘N’ Bollie and many

more! From £19.50, 7.30pm.

Metro Radio Arena,

March 11




Ray Harris

Jazz, funk and soul.

Hoochie Coochie,

Two-Limbed Doll

Melodic rock.

O2 Academy,

Svarc Hanley Longhawn

Jazz trio. £7, 8.30pm.

Jazz Café,

The Heavy Jets

Local rockers. 8.30pm, free.

Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen,

James Morrison

From £21.50, 7.30pm.

Newcastle City Hall,

Stile Antico

Performing music by William

Byrd. £12, £6 conc, 7.30pm.

St John’s Church,

Wet Wet Wet

Chart-topping pop. £42.50,


Metro Radio Arena,

Disco Inferno

Dance and sing along to

disco tunes. £11, 7.30pm.

Northern Stage,

March 12

Chaos 8

Electro rock.

O2 Academy,

Heller/Glendinning Duo

Jazz standards and pop/rock/

blues. Free, 9pm.

Jazz Café,

Early Bird Jazz

With Paul Edis. £2, 11am.

The Lit & Phil,

Newcastle Bach Choir

& Newcastle University

Symphony Orchestra

Performing music by Elgar,

Belshazzar and Vaughan

Williams. From £12, 7.30pm.

Sage Gateshead,

March 13



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March 14

Boyce Avenue


O2 Academy,

March 16

Ellie Goulding

Electro-pop. £32.50, 7.30pm.

Metro Radio Arena,

? Pub Quiz

Every Sunday

The Hancock

Win vouchers & cash. 50p, 8pm.

The Hancock,

Music Quiz

From 8pm.


Every Monday

Quiz Night for the Intelligent

Free drinks prizes and buffet.


The Duke of Wellington

Interactive Quiz

From 8pm.

The Quayside Bar, facebook.


Every Tuesday

Tyneside Bar Cafe Quiz

£5 per team, 8.30pm.

Tyneside Bar Cafe,

North Terrace

General knowledge. £2, 8pm.

North Terrace, Claremont Rd

Every Thursday


50p, 8pm.


The Bodega

£1, 8.30pm.

The Bodega,

The New Bridge

Gen. knowledge. £1, 8.30pm.

The New Bridge, thenew

March 4


Eagles vs London Lions

TO 7.30pm.

Sports Central,

March 5

Newcastle Utd vs


KO 3pm.

St James’ Park,

March 11

Eagles vs Worcester Wolves

TO 7.30pm.

Sports Central,


March 2

Everything I Bought And

How It Made Me Feel

A new show about

consumerism and how it

makes us feel. £10, 7.45pm.

Northern Stage,

March 2-5

Opera North

Including Cosi Fan Tutte,

L’Elisir D’Amore and Andrea

Chenier. From £18.

Theatre Royal,

March 3-5

Animal Farm

George Orwell’s seminal

novel, performed by 2016’s

NORTH ensemble. £12, 8pm.

Northern Stage,

March 4-5

(The Story Is Not) Set

In Stone

A show about stories. £10,


Northern Stage,

Until March 5

Sweeney Todd

Tales of the demon barber!

£8, 7.15pm.

Tyne Theatre & Opera House,

Get Carter

A dark and stylish new

adaptation of the classic

Newcastle-noir thriller.

Prices/times vary.

Northern Stage,

March 8-9

The Preston Bill

A story that will make you

stop and think about where

you, and we, are in the world.

£10, 7.45pm

Northern Stage,

March 8-12

Lord of the Flies

William Golding’s classic

desert island adventure.

From £14, 7.30pm.

Theatre Royal,

March 9

Punching The Sky

A play about sex, censorship

and parenting. From £10, 8pm.

Live Theatre,

March 9-10

Blake Remixed

Hip hop fused with the poetry

of William Blake. £14.50,


Northern Stage,

March 11-12

Iphigenia In Splott

Powerful drama about

the cost of society’s

shortcomings. From £12.

Live Theatre,

March 14

Breaking Bard

Poetry. Free, 5.45-6.45pm.

Newcastle City Library,

March 15-19

Single Spies

Alan Bennett’s comedy

masterpiece. From £14.

Theatre Royal,

March 16-17

Memoirs Of A Bunny Boiler

One woman show about a

girl’s desperate attempt to

find ‘the one’. £8, 8pm.

Live Theatre,

March 16-26

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A unique production of

Shakespeare’s play. From

£18, 7.15pm.

Northern Stage,

Talks /


Every Day

Victoria Tunnel

Discover what lies beneath

the city’s streets! Times vary.

Booking essential.

Meet at Arch 6, Stepney


Every Mon & Weds

Mindful Space

Meditation and discussion.


Third Floor, Broadacre House,

Every Tues, Weds & Fri

Free Guided Tours


Tyneside Cinema,

Every Tuesday

Mindfulness Meditation


£3.50, £2 conc. 6pm-7pm.

Third Floor, Broadacre House,

Keep Fit Ceili

Movement to music. Free,


Tyneside Irish Centre,

Set Dancing

Old-style Irish formal dance.

Free, 8pm-10pm.

Tyneside Irish Centre,




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Every Wednesday

Get Started With Drawing

Free, 6pm-8pm.

Tyneside Irish Centre,

Every Weds & Fri

Body Scan Meditation

Led body-awareness

meditation. £3.50, £2 conc,


Third Floor, Broadacre House,

Every Thursday

Irish Music

Bring your instrument and

learn to play. Free, 7pm-8pm.

Tyneside Irish Centre,

March 3

Leonardo & The Italian


Talk by Sarah Richardson,

keeper of art. £3, 12.30-


Laing Gallery,

Mari Hannah

The author talks about her

new book, The Silent Room.

Free, 7pm

The Lit & Phil, litandphil.

Irish Labour And The 1913

Dublin Lockout

Discussing the political roots

and background of Larkin

and Connolly

Tyneside Irish Centre,

March 5, 16

Tour of the Lit & Phil

Free, 10.30am

The Lit & Phil,

March 5



With Carol Nunan. £25, 1-4pm.

Laing Gallery,

Journey to Justice & The

Black Portraits

Discussing connections

between the paintings and

the Journey to Justice story

in the North East. Free,


Discovery Museum,


Classic Burlesque

Feel glamorous and have fun!

£20, 6pm-8pm.

Dance City,

March 7

Tyneside Men’s Circle

Shared meal and circle talk.

£4, 6pm.

Broadacre House,

The Outsider Within

Featuring poet and

broadcaster Dr Lemn Sissay.

Free, 6pm.

The Lit & Phil,

March 8

Unraveling The Middle East

With Emma Sky. Free,


Great North

Museum: Hancock,

March 9, 16


With Gail-Nina Anderson.

£3, 6pm.

The Lit & Phil,

March 10

The Energy Revolution Will

Be Digitised

Experts discuss smart grid

technology. 7pm.

The Core,

March 11

Darwin’s Bulldog, Albany

Hancock & The Theory

of Evolution

With Professor Wallace

Arthur. Free, 7pm-8pm.

Great North

Museum: Hancock,

More Deadly Than

The Male

Crime and wine with killer

women – get an insight into

female crime writers. £7,


The Lit & Phil,

Art & Reason – How Art

Thinks II

Symposium discussing how

art might propose new and

different forms of life and

cognition. Free, 4pm-7pm.


March 12

Embroidery Workshop

Learn free-form embroidery

techniques. £30, 1.30-4pm.

Laing Gallery,

The Black Portraits: The

Oromo People of Ethiopia

Dr. Trevor Truman talks about

the Oromo people, who are

featured in the exhibition

through the Black Portrait of

Bekele Gerba.

Free, 1pm-4pm.

Discovery Museum,


Cooking For Beginners

Fun and interactive cooking

session with a top chef. £90,



March 14

Thought X

An evening celebrating

Comma Press’s Science Into

Fiction anthology. Free, 7pm.

The Lit & Phil,

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