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Monday Digest: What's On In NE1 This Week?

Whether you're looking for family fun, theatre thrills, music moments, foodie highlights or cultural stuff, we've got you covered with some of this week's best bits in NE1!





The Girl on the Train

29 April - 4 May



Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over 20 million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders, this gripping new take on The Girl on the Train will keep you on your toes and guessing until the final moment. The thrilling stage show follows Rachel Watson, who’s only escape from her day-to-day life is to watch a seemingly-perfect couple through her train window every day. But when she learns that the woman has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and a suspect in a thrilling mystery.




Slice Wars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Slice

3 & 4 May



Make your way to Wylam for Slice Wars Episode 3 - Revenge of the Slice! This mouthwatering bank holiday special brings eight of the nest pizza vendors with all the usual trimmings. For just £3 a portion, you’ll get to sample some of the region’s tastiest cheesy creations, from traders including: Simply Wood Fired, Truly Madly Pizza, Whitley Bay Pizza Co and many, many more. What’s more? There’ll be plenty of beer, gallons of gin, sweet treats and more. So round up the whole gang (you can even bring your pooch), work up an appetite and get ready to enter the biggest battle in bank holiday history!




Newcastle Poetry Festival 2019

1 - 4 May



Calling all poetry-lovers! Don’t miss this year’s four-day international festival at Northern Stage, celebrating the finest poetry from around the world by some of the art’s most acclaimed practitioners. Featuring readings, lectures, discussions, workshops, and multi-genre performances.





29 April



Multi-platinum-selling pop innovator, Marina, returns to the music world with her fourth full-length album, 'LOVE+FEAR'. A record split into two eight-song collections, it’s as lush, vibrant and powerful as you’d expect. To coincide with its release, she’ll be taking to the road for a host of live shows at venues across the UK - including Newcastle’s O2 Academy!





2 - 11 May



Theatre-lovers are in for a treat at Live Theatre. Pop in and see the world premiere of Shine - telling the tale of Kema, a three-year-old who’s family moves to Newcastle from Zambia. It’s a story of new surroundings, making a new life and watching it fall apart. It’s a story about growing up in a world that doesn’t always accept you. Actor, rapper, singer and rising star, Kema Sikazwe (I, Daniel Blake), makes his powerful stage debut mixing a bittersweet coming-of-age story with an electrifying soundtrack. Don’t miss it!





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