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New security procedures in place at Metro Radio Arena ahead of Katy Perry gig

Venue security at the Metro Radio Arena has changed ahead of a big gig at the venue next week.
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Hairspray is bouncing back to Newcastle's Theatre Royal.

Locks to look forward to as Hairspray bounces back to city

Newcastle Theatre Royal audiences can prepare themselves for a week of beautifully coiffed fun once again as the crowning glory of feel-good musicals Hairspray returns to the city next week from Monday, June 25 to Saturday, June 30.

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Moana at Disney on Ice.

Disney on Ice back in Newcastle this October

Audiences will set sail with the wayfinder Moana as she makes her European debut live on ice in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.

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A busy day at The Alnwick Garden, in front of the Pavilion.

Summer celebration of traditional music at The Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden will be hosting a Celebration of Traditional Northumbrian Music and Dance in partnership with Magnetic North East.

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With an extraordinary career spanning four decades, Alnwick Music Society president Martin Roscoe is arguably one of the UK's best loved pianists and comes to Alnwick Playhouse on Wednesday.

Society president to perform pre-season concert ahead of Playhouse closure

Alnwick Music Society’s president Martin Roscoe, one of the UK’s most respected pianists, will be performing a pre-season concert next week.

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Poster for the Alnwick Castle concerts in July.

Father's Day offer for Alnwick Castle concerts

To celebrate Father's Day this weekend, dads are being offered the perfect gift – free tickets to the Summer House Sounds series of concerts taking place at Alnwick Castle Pastures in July.
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Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, who are The Real Thing, backstage at Alnwick Playhouse.

REVIEW: The Real Thing, Alnwick Playhouse - Friday, June 8

The legendary summer of '76 - the heatwave, the endless blue skies, the fashion and, of course, the music - oh, they were heady days.
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TRextasy at Alnwick Playhouse.

REVIEW: TRextasy at Alnwick Playhouse – Saturday, May 26

It was a night of glam and glitter as the fantastic Marc Bolan and T Rex tribute band TRextasy returned to the Alnwick Playhouse on their 2018 tour.

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Blue Planet II - Live in Concert - comes to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

Blue Planet II Live in Concert comes to the North East

Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios, and FKP Scorpio are presenting a 13-date UK live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage.
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The Northumberland Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn.

Picnic celebrates lives of miners

For over 150 years Northumberland mining communities have gathered annually to celebrate their industry, bonds, history and heritage.

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Bringing the hits of the ’70s and ’80s to stage as a duo

Bringing the hits of the ’70s and ’80s to stage as a duo

Soul band The Real Thing will be on stage at Alnwick Playhouse as their tour continues despite the sad loss of one of its members.

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Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra play Arts Centre Washington on Saturday, June 9 at 7.30pm.

Rob and his orchestra bring sounds of swing

Rob Heron and The Tea Pad Orchestra will be touring to Whittingham with their own unique brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or North Eastern Swing.

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VIDEO AND PICTURES: Brass is back!

Northumberland children go to Woodhorn to blow their own trumpets, horns, cornets, trombones......
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The Lightning Seeds

Lightning Seeds to join Madness at Alnwick concert

Another top group has been added to the spectacular line-up for the Summer House Sounds concerts in the Pastures at Alnwick Castle in July.
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Michael Ball is joining Il Divo in Alnwick this summer.

Superstar Michael Ball joins Alnwick’s summer of music

Global superstar Michael Ball is the latest big name to join a sensational summer of music in Northumberland.

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Alnwick Playhouse manager Jo Potts with the last programme to be printed before the refurbishment break.  Picture by Jane Coltman

Alnwick Playhouse reveals final programme before it shuts for redevelopment

The Alnwick Playhouse has revealed its final programme before it closes for a year for redevelopment, essential maintenance work and conversion into a community hub.

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Questions about the Playhouse Development Project answered

For years, the small team of Playhouse staff and volunteers have delivered the artistic programme while struggling with the state of the building. It has now deteriorated into a state which requires a large capital investment.

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Curtain up on Alnwick Playhouse campaign to raise £800,000

Around 35 years ago, a community group launched an audacious bid to raise half-a-million pounds to transform the then-dilapidated former cinema in Alnwick.

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Sister Sledge are supporting Nile Rodgers and CHIC.

Disco divas Sister Sledge to play in Alnwick

Dig out your dancing shoes, disco divas Sister Sledge are coming to Alnwick.

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Gary Barlow solo tour 2018

Review: Gary Barlow, Sunderland Empire

Last time Gary Barlow played Sunderland it was to more than 50,000 at the Stadium of Light.

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