We’ve rounded up 10 of the top things to do around the region this weekend and beyond.
5. Folk gig, Pop Recs, Sunderland, January 11
Local Sunderland musicians Dave Murray and Keith Gregson will be performing a fundraising folk gig at the sister Pop Recs site in High Street West, Sunderland, on Saturday, January 11. Entitled The Pallion Lad and The Incomer, the gig will feature an evening of Wearside songs and will raise funds for the development of the new site. The event is seated and doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £5 from Pop Recs.
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6. AC / DC tribute, Sage Gateshead, January 11
Livewire AC/DC are at Sage Gateshead at 8pm on January 1. The successful six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC put on a show complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tickets from the Sage Gateshead website.
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7. The Foundations, Customs House, South Shields, January 17
The Foundations play Customs House, South Shields, on January 17. The Foundations announced their arrival on the swinging sixties music scene with international chart toppers Build Me Up Buttercup and Baby, Now That I’ve Found You, plus a string of other hits including Back On My Feet Again, Any Old Time (You’re Lonely And Sad), In The Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me) and Born To Live, Born To Die. Now original lead guitarist/vocalist Alan Warner is keeping the sound of The Foundations alive with a group of musicians.
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8. Beauty and the Beast, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until January 19
Beauty and the Beast is running at Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until January 19. For the first time ever pantomime Beauty and the Beast is at Newcastle Theatre Royal in an enchanting production for all the family, starring legendary Theatre Royal panto stars Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward. Join them on a magical adventure to help the beautiful Belle on her quest to unleash the Beauty within the Beast. As with all Theatre Royal pantomimes, you can expect special effects and a few surprises along the way.