September Highlights: What's On In NE1
The seasons might be changing, but our super city is still packed full of fun for the whole family. Grab your diaries and your big red pen as we guide you through the best bits in our wonderful city this September...
NE1'S SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 September
Catch the last of NE1's Screen on the Green at Old Eldon Square with screenings of Goodbye Chrisopher Robin (Saturday 1 September, 12pm), Murder on the Orient Express (Saturday 1 September, 3pm), Peter Rabbit (Sunday 2 September, 12pm) and Black Panther (Sunday 2 September, 3pm). Grab a bag of popcorn, pull up a deckchair and enjoy our final four summer screens at our pop-up outdoor cinema in the city centre. What a way to entertain the whole family before it's time to go back to school!
Tuesday 4 September
Years before making her mark in the world of TV on the hit musical-drama series, Nashville, and launching her career as a singer/songwriter, Clare Bowen was growing up in rural Australia, miles away from the nearest city, writing down everything she felt, heard, saw and dreamed. Now, she’s back behind the microphone, this time at Sage Gateshead to tell her story.
WANNABE: THE SPICE GIRLS SHOW
Thursday 6 September
Buckle up for a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world's biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, the sassy musical celebration recreates the era of girl power! From the chart stomping Spice Up Your Life through to the hip-shaking Who Do You Think You Are?, Wannabe takes fans on a Spice World journey through the group’s success. Join the exceptionally-talented cast as they pay homage to Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty and Baby.
Friday 7 - Saturday 15 September
The world premiere of Derren Litten's smash-hit ITV comedy, Benidorm, is set to bring sunshine and smiles to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in the stage-debut production of ITV’s award-winning comedy. Celebrating over a decade of all-inclusive hilarity, the show is set to take the stage by storm with an all-new set of Alicante escapades for the much-loved cast members.
SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT NORTH RUN 2018
Sunday 9 September
Whether you're a runner or a supporter, the Great North Run is an iconic event in the North East's September calendar. Make your way to the starting line or find the perfect spot to spectate along the Tyne Bridge. Don't forget to snap the Red Arrows as they fly over the Tyne! Tag us in your Insta posts at @NewcastleNE1.
RSC LIVE: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Wednesday 12 September
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance. A story of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. Don't miss this live screening in Newcastle.
ONLY THE POETS
Friday 14 September
Head to Riverside Newcastle this September for an evening of indie-rock as we welcome Only The Poets to the Toon! The band have performed on BBC Introducing and promise to deliver a stand-out performance by the Tyne.
Tuesday 18 September
Currently on a high with her brand new track 'Dancing', Kylie Minogue brings her extraordinary creativity as a live performer back to the stage this autumn when she plays at Metro Radio Arena as part of her UK and Ireland tour. Kylie, who always thrills with her live performances, promises a brand new extravaganza, which will be centered around her new album 'Golden'. Bag your tickets to see one of pop's most iconic faces in Newcastle this September!
CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL
Tuesday 18 - Saturday 29 September
Based on the true story of the calendar girls - a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary - Calendar Girls The Musical arrives at Theatre Royal, ready to warm audiences’ hearts and make them cry with laughter. Produced by Tim Firth and Take That’s Gary Barlow, and starring big names such as Fern Britton, Denis Welch and Sara Crowe, it’s an award-winning production, not to be missed!
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22 September
Following a sell out run in January, The War of The Worlds is back - taking to Newcastle’s Northern Stage this September for a four-night run. Don’t miss out on the epic adventures as an invisible missile starts its journey to Earth from Mars. Hour by hour, day by day, closer and closer, the Martians come, ready for war and the massacre of mankind! See this nail-biting show at Northern Stage this Wednesday, until Saturday 22 September.
THE MERRY WIDOW - AUSTRALIAN BALLET 2018
Thursday 20 September
This production of The Merry Widow takes cinema-goers on a trip to France, allowing them to step into the ballrooms of Paris. Set in the tiny nation of Pontevedro, the story follows Count Danilo - a dashing man on the verge of bankruptcy. To rescue his country, he marries the newly-widowed, fabulously-wealthy Hanna Glawari. But trouble brews when he discovers he rejected her when she was his childhood sweetheart. A light-hearted production filled with tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers. Not to be missed!
Let us know what you get upto in NE1 this September - stay tuned on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! And don't forget to keep an eye out for our Get Into Newcastle magazine where you'll find all the best bits our city has to offer!
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