Monday Digest: What's On In NE1 This Week?
Time for another amazing week of fun for the whole family in NE1. Whether it's dazzling dance, a perfume-making lunch date, Christmas shenanigans, Whitney Houston hits or a gallery date, there's something to suit everyone!
MONDAY 5 - SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2018
BALLETLORENT: AFTER DARK
7 - 10 November
Enjoy an evening of dance and drinks, cabaret-style - to celebrate 25 years of balletLORENT and the artists that built this treasured company. These very special nights are an exclusive chance to experience scenes inspired by the ever popular La Nuit Intime and The Night Ball, with some original dances to savour for the very first time. There will also be an exhibition of unseen photographs from the archive, a celebration of the Newcastle-based company’s heritage and a soundtrack of their favourite music and songs.
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LADIES LUNCH CLUB: PERFUME EXPERIENCE
Beauty and food-lovers are invited to Blackfriars for a special Ladies Lunch, during which you’ll be able to fill your bellies with the finest food and drink and walk out the door smelling fabulous, too! Relax and unwind with a glass of fizz as fragrance expert, Philomena Butler from The Perfume Studio treats you to a unique ‘perfume experience’ and talk, after which you’ll sit down to a three-course meal with a glass of wine and coffee.
NEWCASTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON
We don’t know about you… but we’re ready and raring to get into the festive spirit in NE1! And there’s no better time to kick off the festivities than our big, city centre light switch on. Round up your pals at the base of Grey’s Monument for a sparkling switch on as Northumberland Street, Blackett Street, Percy Street, Grey Street and Grainger Street glows in all its festive glory with lovely lights and Christmas decorations. Don’t miss out on this fabulous free event to kickstart the festive celebrations in style at our city sparkles after dark!
THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW
Take your seats at Sage Gateshead for a critically-acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids, prepare for a beautifully-crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers. The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as you’re taken on a heartfelt musical journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, I Have Nothing and more.
HEATHER PHILLIPSON: THE AGE OF LOVE
IMAGE CREDIT: Heather Phillipson, 100% OTHER FIBRES, installation views at Peace, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2017
Head to BALTIC to see Heather Phillipson’s major new commission, inspired by the venue’s Level 4 Gallery. The new exhibition presents a series of videos, sounds and objects that operate as landmarks in a remixed geology. Somewhere between agricultural vista and lunar wasteland, BALTIC's galleries become a visual 'field', brought to life by functioning farm equipment, holding pens and the noise of circling gulls.
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