Monday Digest: What's On In NE1 This Week?
We've got fun for the whole family this week as we step into December in Newcastle city centre. Diaries at the ready, folks...
MONDAY 3 - SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 2018
5 - 9 December
Part comedy sketch show and part music quiz, Mixtape guarantees guests an uplifting Christmas party. Join the Mixtapers as they bring their infamous sell-out Christmas show back to the North East, featuring a mash up of Mixtape festive favourites, as well as a stocking-load of sketches inspired by classic Christmas tunes. Play in quiz teams to be in with the chance of winning one of the highly coveted Golden Mixtapes.
FOOD & DRINK >>
A MERRY MONDAY AT CARLUCIO'S
It’s December, which means we can officially start making our way through some of the city’s finest Christmas menus! Head to Carluccio’s on Grey Street for the best of seasonal Italian produce in their Menu Festivo and Menu di Natale. The chefs will be spreading Christmas cheer with antipasti, lobster and crab lasagne, steak and truffle, portobello mushrooms, butternut squash risotto, chocolate torte, Limoncello mascarpone coppa and more! What’s more? For those looking to inject a bit of Christmas spirit into their supper, enjoy a glass of fizz or two. Book us in!
PEAS VS. PENGUINS: FIGHT FOR THE FESTIVE FREEZER
Join Seven Stories’ Story Catchers for a unique live storytelling experience, telling the tale of the wintry showdown between pea and penguin! Under the rule of Evil Pea and Evil Emperor Penguin, the pea and penguin communities have been enemies for as long as they can remember, but as Christmas approaches, can they use teamwork and kindness to come together and create peas on Earth? Complete with creative activities, cosy family time, lots of silliness and the best seasonal party games (with a twist), it’s a must-see for tots!
SLADE: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY 45TH ANNIVERSARY
Don’t miss your chance to see Slade, one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, at Newcastle's O2 Academy. Having enjoyed a career spanning more than 20 years, during which the band notched 23 Top 20 singles, including six number one hits, the rock legends are returning to the stage once again - this time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their famous festive song, Merry Xmas Everybody.
FOLKWORKS: CARA DILLON - UPON A WINTER'S NIGHT
Fab folk singer, Cara Dillon, is taking to the Sage Two stage this Friday for a fantastically festive evening of live music! For the third year running, Upon A Winter’s Night brings magical and memorable music to Tyneside, making for the perfect cultural Christmas tradition. Make sure you round up some friends and add this to your do-this diary this week!
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