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!
MONDAY 19 AUGUST - SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 2019
Vive la Revolution! Settle in as the global musical phenomenon returns to NE1 this summer. After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s critically acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s classic musical returns to Newcastle's Theatre Royal this August. With glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, feel the emotions and sing-a-long with the magnificent score of Les Misérables! Including iconic tracks such as I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, and Master Of The House, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the most popular musicals around!
Book your tickets now, this promises to be one of the hottest events in NE1 this year!
FOOD & DRINK >>
THAIKWONDO 3.0 'SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMER THAI’
Returning for the final bank holiday weekend of 2019, head over to Wylam Brewery for the third instalment of the infamous ThaiKwondo! Celebrating Thai street food, flavours, and re-imagined specials, this unique festival showcases the vibrancy and colour of a truly inspiring food genre. With each vendor providing a delicious £3 option with the aim being to try as many dishes as possible, why not take friends and try something delicious in a fabulous venue? Entry is free, the food is fast but spectacular, and the vibes are beyond positive.
WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES
17 - 23 AUGUST
Cheer on top-level athletes as the World Transplant Games blasts into NE1 this Summer! With
an incredible sporting programme that visits world-class venues around the Toon, visitors can enjoy track and field athletics, go wild at table tennis and dribble every ball with basketball matches galore! Around 3,000 athletes from 60 different countries are expected to take part, so why not celebrate the second chance of living life to the full with an incredible display of sporting excellence! With an exciting and immersive social programme scheduled for athletes, visitors and local communities, the World Transplant Games is a sporting event not to be missed this Summer!
SHARON VAN ETTEN
TYNE THEATRE & OPERA HOUSE
After capturing headlines for her stunning Glastonbury performance, American songstress Sharon Van Etten arrives into Toon for an evening brimming with emotive ballads.
NE1’s summer of world-class music continues as American indie star Sharon Van Etten comes to town! Stopping off at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House for an exclusive one night show, Van Etten arrives into NE1 having received critical acclaim for her incredible Glastonbury 2019 performance. Having released her fifth full-length album ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’ earlier this year, Sharon Van Etten has developed into a household name on the rock 'n' roll scene. With an honest and reflective approach to songwriting, Van Etten’s live shows have gone on to captivate audiences around the world. Working with renowned producer John Congleton on a more refined sound, make sure you settle in to hear standout tracks such as Seventeen, Every Time the Sun Comes Up and crowd favourite, Comeback Kid. Promising to be a landmark moment for any music lover, make sure you catch this incredible singer this August!
IFEOMA U. ANYAEJI
Interested in the use of non- conventional materials, Ifeoma U. Anyaeji explores West African culture in this vibrant exhibition at the BALTIC! Using a method described as Plasto- art, Anyaeji creates intricately-woven structures using a West African hair- plaiting technique known as Ikpa Owu! Through this masterful display of craftsmanship, Anyaeji reflects on the loss of West African traditions and highlights the devastating impact of human activity on Nigeria’s landscape and natural resources.
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