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Theatre announcement: Shrek to return to Sunderland Empire

Monster of a musical, Shrek, is returning to the Sunderland Empire, the Echo can reveal.

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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The Ship Inn - salad starter.

MEAL REVIEW: The Ship Inn, Low Newton-by-the-Sea

The Ship Inn at Low Newton is a very popular pub; there’s always someone in there, but during the high season, it can be a struggle even to get in the door.

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Derek Allan at Beamish Museum.

Getting a work and life balance

Northumberland musician Derek Allan continues his weekly diary.

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Rod Clements at Roots Music

Gig founder back for Roots performance

An acclaimed musician from the band Lindisfarne is next in the line-up at Rothbury Roots next week.

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The Lego Batman Movie

Top 10 things to do in Northumberland at half-term

Fun and games to keep the youngsters busy in Northumberland this half-term.

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Gina McCormack

Gina back as society guest

Alnwick Music Society launches the second half of its season with a concert featuring the violinist Gina McCormack, next week.

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Rick and King Ezekiel.

REVIEW: The Walking Dead, Rock In The Road

After a pretty tense mid-season finale, The Walking Dead returns with another calm episode both after, and presumably before, the storm.

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Wooler pantomime group perform Aladdin

Annual show promises you will laugh until your belly hurts

Panto season continues in North Northumberland next week when Wooler hosts its annual performance.

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Premium content such as subscription sports channels can be streamed using Kodi software. Picture: Shutterstock.

Kodi set-top boxes: what are they and could I get in trouble for using one?

Kodi has been clocking up plenty of column inches due to the crackdown on the sale of pre-loaded TV set-top boxes containing premium content.
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Fancy a Subway sandwich today?

You can get a free Subway sandwich on Valentine's Day - here's how!

Fancy treating your loved one (or even yourself) to a special Valentine's Day lunch?

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Bob Bolam (raconteur) and Alistair Anderson (concertina and Northumbrian pipes), who performed at the St George's United Reformed Church lunchtime concert.

Musicians hope to hit right note

A special night of local traditional music, song and poetry by leading entertainers awaits the audience at the annual Northumbrian Concert next weekend.

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The Jimmy Lillico Band

Members wish to support a cause that’s close to home

A charity music night will take place at Alnwick Working Men’s Club next week.

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Snowdrop planting at Wallington

Get outdoors and help with planting

The mass planting of snowdrops continues at the National Trust-run Wallington with another 100,000 plants due to be put in the ground during February half-term.

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Tapas spread at Roko.

READER MEAL REVIEW: Roko Tapas Bar, New Market, Morpeth

If you are ready to take on tapas this winter, then exciting new restaurant Roko 
Tapas offers an escape from the cold.

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Mark Turnbull, right, at the 2017 Q Guild Smithfield Awards, with food critic Tom Parker Bowles, Emily Dodds, left, and retail supervisor Emma Havelin.

Student Emily helps butcher’s strike five golds

A university student on work placement at an Alnwick butcher has played a major role in helping the shop pick up five national gold awards.

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Coquetdale Amateur Dramatics pantomime, Picture by Duncan Elson.

A fab rip-roaring show for everyone

Treasure Island, Coquetdale Amateur Dramatics, Rothbury Jubilee Hall until Saturday.

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Seafood risotto at Jasper's of Amble.

MEAL REVIEW: Jasper’s Bistro, Bridge Street, Amble

If proof were needed that Amble has taken over as the gastronomic hub of north Northumberland, Jasper’s is it.

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Sister Act: The Musical, by Alnwick Stage Musical Society at Alnwick Playhouse.

Stage is set for 30 years of drama

A group of thespians will be celebrating 30 years of performing with their latest production, which takes to the stage in March.

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