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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 Rite of Spring

9 May



See a sparkling show at Dance City this Thursday as Seeta Patel re-imagines the infamous ballet in a powerful Indian dance style! Igor Stravinsky’s spectacular score stunned Paris audience when it premiered in 1913, and it has continued to wow until this day. Expect dynamic movements, intricate footwork, expressive prowess and a beautiful re-telling of the much-loved folk story. Don’t miss it!




Bank Holiday Monday Fun at By The River Brew Co.

6 May



Hotfoot it to one of Tyneside's most sought-after social spots for alfresco dining, sensational street food and freshly-brewed delights. Whether it's a tasty dinner at Träkol, coffee and cake at The Backyard Bike Shop or a craft beer or two at the Tap Room, there's something to suit every bank holiday celebration this May. Make sure you hop over the Tyne and check it out!





10 - 12 May



Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog comes to life in a magical adaptation with an enchanting folk score, featuring live musicians. Follow large-and- lovable Zog as he tries, with the help of Princess Pearl, to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school - where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. An uplifting show that promises to be roaring fun!





The Vamps

8 May



It’s time to vamp up your mid-week plans and make your way to Newcastle City Hall! Back on the road with their most recent album, ‘Night & Day’, Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans are ready to take to the stage once again! The Vamps have picked up over 2 billion streams globally and have sold out the O2 Arena multiple times. They’re one of Britain’s finest boybands of today and we can’t wait to see them take to an NE1 stage this May.




Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

7 - 18 May



Prepare to be dazzled by dance as Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake arrives on Tyneside for a two-week run. The beautiful ballet we all know and love is back with a fresh new look for 21st century audiences - retaining the iconic moments of the classic, but with compelling new ideas, costumes and sets. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this production is best-known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, shattering conventions and turning traditional dance on its head.




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