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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 Cheviot, The Stag & The Black, Black Oil

12 - 22 June



45 years on, this new production of The Cheviot, The Stag & The Black, Black Oil takes the story back to its roots by visiting village halls in the Highlands and Islands, echoing the play’s original 1970s tour. The play was a phenomenal success for Joe Douglas in 2015, before he became Live Theatre’s artistic director. He returns to direct this universal tale of how the greed of a few blights the lives of the many. With a generous dose of Scottish rebellion and irreverence, live music and a riotous ceilidh - you’ve got yourself a rollicking great night out! 




Mega Mondays

10 June



Cure those Monday blues at Revolution. Grab some pals, nab a table and treat yourselves to 2-4-1 deals on all mains, American-style burgers, sandwiches and salads. Food so good, it’s guaranteed to bring big, cheesy grins to your faces!




Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee

Throughout June



This colourful exhibition at Seven Stories celebrates 30 years of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and is the first major retrospective of celebrated children’s author and artist David McKee’s striking artwork. Elmer remains one of the most widely-read children’s book series of all time, selling over 8 million copies worldwide since it was first published by Andersen Press in 1989. Alongside artwork and manuscripts from the world-famous Elmer series, some of which will be on display for the first time, the exhibition will also showcase artwork from David McKee’s other popular stories, including Not Now, Bernard. 





14 June



Don’t miss out on the chance to see punk pop rock band, LoGoz, as they take to the O2 Academy stage this Friday. Inspired by the likes of Green Day, The Sex Pistols and The Ramones, the Northumberland-based outfit are certainly one to watch in the North East music scene. Expect infectious riffs and melodies that will get inside your head!




Everybody's Talking About Jamie Encore

13 June



Music-lovers looking for their movie fix in NE1 are in for a treat! Make your way to Cineworld in The Gate and enjoy a smash-hit musical, promising plenty of punchy and totally fabulous fun from start to nish. Inspired by a true story, it tells the tale of Jamie New, a sixteen-year-old who doesn’t quite fit in. He overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out into the spotlight. Don’t miss the chance to see his sparkling story unravel on a Newcastle screen!




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