North East Life - What's On and Events - April 2013

PUBLISHED: 13:01 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:22 05 April 2013

North East Life - What's On and Events - April  2013

North East Life - What's On and Events - April 2013

Our selection of some of the best events in the region this month

THEATRE & MUSICALS

1st-2nd Rapunzel
Enchanted Entertainment present this family friendly, action-packed and hilarious Easter pantomime about the girl with the magical,
golden hair.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555


4th Russian Cossacks
The Russian State Dance Ensemble present the Cossacks fiery dances and songs as true and as honest as the souls of their country folk.
Middlesbrough Theatre,
01642 815181


8th-13th
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Direct from the West End this feel-good international hit sensation stars Jason Donovan.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022


8th-13th
Boogie Nights
The West Ends original and favourite 70s musical; the story of Roddy ONeil, set in a provincial British town in the height of the disco 70s, the decade fashion forgot.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555


9th
Dave Spikey: Words Dont Come Easy
The acclaimed show examines many of lifes situations where words really dont come easy, including tongue-tied parents explaining the facts of life, ridiculous newspaper stories and adolescent chat-up lines.
Middlesbrough Theatre, 01642 815181


16th-20th
Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical retelling the biblical story of Jospeh, his eleven brothers and the coat of
many colours. And yes, we know youll be singing that song for the rest of the day.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022


16th-20th The Importance
of Being Earnest
Critically acclaimed production of this Oscar Wilde classic featuring a lavish set, a specially composed musical score and an all-star cast.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555


19th-20th Bugsy Malone
Northern Youth Theatre Society presents this fun filled show about 1920s gangsters and the dreaded splurge gun.
Mill Volvo Theatre, Newcastle, 0844 493 999


24th Tosca
Ellen Kent Opera presents this show by Victorien Sardou, once described as a shabby little shocker. Opera diva Floria Tosca fears for the fidelity of her lover Mario, only to discover that it is the Baron Scarpias lust for her that endangers that love.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022


25th Carmen
Bizets dramatic and sensuous opera telling the story of the downfall of soldier Don Jose, who is seduced by fiery, beautiful and passionate gypsy, Carmen, presented by Ellen Kent Opera.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022


24th-May 4th
The Sound of Music
Darlington OS presents this all-time classic family musical and one of Rodgers and Hammersteins most enduring masterpieces.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555


28th
Rent! The 20th Anniversary Concert
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.
Mill Volvo Theatre, Newcastle, 0844 493 999


COMEDY & CHAT

27th
Mick Foley: Tales from Wrestling Past
Former WWE champion, hardcore legend and New
York Times best-selling author talks through his rollercoaster ride through the world of professional wrestling which has given him a unique insight into a number of diverse subjects.
Mill Volvo Theatre, Newcastle, 0844 493 999


MUSIC & CONCERTS

8th-9th One Direction
Metro Arena, Newcastle,
0844 493 6666.
26th
Mick Hucknall
The Simply Red star on tour in Newcastle.
Newcastle City Hall,
0191 277 8030


26th
The Junco Partners
Join the North Easts favourite talented R n B act for another evening of great music in the Bistro Bar.
Mill Volvo Theatre, Newcastle, 0844 493 999


27th A German Requiem
Tynemouth Choral Society present Brahms A German Requiem sung in German.
St Georges Church, Cullercoats, 0191 291 3075


EXHIBITIONS

Until 2nd April
Spring Open Art Exhibition
Artists are being encouraged to draw on their creative skills for a chance to scoop a 1,000 prize in this annual Spring Art Exhibition which anyone
can enter.
Durham County Council, Old Fire Station, County Durham, 01740 650866


Until 28th April
Rokeby: Poetry &
Landscape; Walter Scott & Turner in Teesdale
Exhibition of stunning landscapes, inspired by an epic poem, exploring the relationship between literature and art.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham,
01833 690606


Until 30th June
Raw Materials
Exhibition of Fabrice Hyber, one of the most inventive and influential artists of his generation. Working across painting, drawing and installation, each work is developed in response to another.
BALTIC Centre, Gateshead, 0191 478 1810


Until 7th July
Paul Noble Marble Hall
Exhibition of Paul Nobles work which represented the gallery at last years Venice Biennale. A selection of his ceramics are also on display.
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 0191 232 7734


Until 30th September
A Vikings Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cowell
This exhibition, based on Cressida Cowells popular How to Train Your Dragon series, will transport you back in time to the Dark Ages, a world where Vikings ruled and dragons roamed.
Seven Stories, Newcastle,
0845 271 0777


FESTIVALS, ARTS, CRAFTS & DAYS OUT

9th-10th
Easter Bunnies
Create your own bunny plant pot, fuzzy bunny pencil toppers and Easter placemat in this fun craft workshop. Booking essential.
The Bowes Museum,
Barnard Castle,
01833 690606


Until 10th
Annual Easter Chick Hunt
A fun filled family event around the garden. A nest
full of Easter chicks have escaped, come and see how many you can spot on Easter Sunday and Monday, with free goodies for the winners.
Durham University Botanic Gardens, Durham,
0191 334 5521


14th Spring Market
Celebrate the great outdoors with a wide range of stalls selling beautiful plants and inspirational accessories for your garden, delicious local food and crafts.
The Bowes Museum,
Barnard Castle,
01833 690606


SPORT

BASKETBALL
Newcastle Eagles
Metro Radio Arena
0844 493 4567,
www.newcastle-eagles.com
6th v Worcester Wolves
13th v Mersey Tigers
20th v Cheshire Jets
27th v Guildford Heat

FOOTBALL
Newcastle United
St James Park
0191 261 1571,
www.nufc.co.uk
6th v Fulham
13th v Sunderland
27th v Liverpool

Sunderland
Stadium of Light
0871 911 1200,
www.safc.co.uk
20th v Everton

Middlesbrough
Riverside Stadium
0844 499 1234,
www.mfc.co.uk
2nd v Peterborough United
13th v Brighton and Hove Albion
16th v Nottingham Forest
27th v Charlton Athletic

Hartlepool
Victoria Park
01429 272584
6th v Bury
20th v Brentford

Darlington
96.6TFM Darlington Arena
01325 387000
13th v West Auckland Town
27th v Team Northumbria

Berwick Rangers
Shiefield Park
01289 307424
13th v Queens Park
27th v Annan Athletic

RACING
Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
0191 236 2020
www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk
April 1st, 6th, 15th, 25th
Hexham Racecourse
01434 606881, www.hexham-racecourse.co.uk
April 7th, 22nd
Redcar Racecourse
01642 484068
www.redcarracing.co.uk
April 2nd, 9th

Editor's Choice

The Great North Gluten Free Fair

The Great North Gluten Free Fair will have around 40 stands, made up of some of the best local and national producers, shops and restaurants that make or sell gluten-free food and drink.

The inaugural event is being sponsored by Newburn Bakehouse by Warburtons, and will showcase its range of free-from products, including brown, white, seeded and fruit loaves, baguettes, wraps, teacakes and muffins.

The Fairs organiser is TASTECLUB, the Club for everyone who makes, serves, sells and loves great north food and drink.

The Fair will prove that gluten-free doesn't mean taste-free, and that everyone can enjoy a wide variety of tasty great north food and drink, even if they follow a gluten-free diet.

Saturday 27th April 2013
10.00 am
4.00 pm
2.00 per adult, children free
The CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle, NE1 2JQ


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