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EXHIBITIONS Arts Centre Washington Biddick Lane (0191 219 3455) Sophie Lisa Beresford: Geordie, Mackem Magick Mon, Fri & Sat 9.30am-5pm, Tue 9.30am-8pm, Wed 9.30am-7pm, Thu 9.30am-9pm, free.

BALTIC, Gateshead South Shore Road (0191 478 1810) Alice Theobald And Atomik Architecture: Artist Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture practice present their contribution to a series of works which explore the relationship between architecture and art. The installation has been commissioned by BALTIC in association with Ryder Architecture. Mon, Wed-Sun 10am-6pm, Tue 10.30am-6pm, ends Apr 10, free.

Hajra Waheed: The Cyphers: The Canadian artist uses drawings, collages, videos and photo-based works to highlight the ever-increasing militarisation of the sky with drones and surveillance technology. Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, ends May 30, free.

Omer Fast: Present Continuous: The contemporary video artist uses complex narrative structures to explore the different ways stories are constructed. His practice questions the status of the image and contains graphic content. Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, ends Jun 26, free.

City Library & Arts Centre, Sunderland 28-30, Fawcett Street (0191 514 1235) Baldock, Pope, Zahle Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Wed 9.30am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm, free.

Eric Bainbridge: Potholes: Bainbridge's works on paper from 1981 to the present day, including preliminary sketches for potential sculptures, revealing the artist's studio processes. The drawings, on gridded and lined paper as well as office stationary, illuminate many aspects of Bainbridge's sculptural work, giving shape to his provisional ideas. Seen collectively, the drawings provide an insight into an artist tentatively working through things. Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Wed 9.30am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm, free.

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle Unit 2-3, St. Thomas Street Business Centre, St. Thomas Street Brita Granstrom: Love Letters: The Swedish artist who is based in Northumberland exhibits a series of paintings of letters. Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm, free.

David Hockney: Six Tales From The Brothers Grimm, And Other Works Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm, free.

Hartlepool Art Gallery Church Square (01429 869706) Highlights From The Collection: A New Perspective Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, ends May 27, free.

Heart Of Hawick, Tower Mill Heritage Hub, Kirkstile (01450 360688) Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival: Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists' moving image. The annual festival is themed each year, with a focus on high quality artistic projects and experimental short film of the highest international standing. Our 2016 theme is "Altered State", including notions of transcendence, political transition and subversion, shifts in personal or visual perspective, psychological and material change, mental or spiritual transformation, excavations of notions of contemporary counterculture. Apr 14-17, times vary, prices vary. Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle New Bridge Street (0191 232 7734) 18th And 19th Century Gallery: Pre-Raphaelite paintings by William Holman Hunt and others, as well as paintings by Newcastle artist John Martin, are displayed alongside ceramics, silver and glassware of the period. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, closed Aug 1, free.

Drop City Centre: The exhibition features painting, photography, design, furniture, objects, sculpture and installation, as well as event-based artist film screenings and live performance by artists including Christian Jendreiko, Eleanor Wright, Francesco Pedraglio, hobbypopmuseum, Katie Schwab, Markus Karstiess, Nadia Hebson, Paul Becker, Ralf Brog, Sam Watson, and Sophie Macpherson. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, free.

Echoes Of Abstraction: The exhibition, which includes works by works by David Bomberg, Winifred Nicholson, and Walter Sickert, explores the style of abstract painting. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, ends Apr 17, free.

Leonardo Da Vinci: Ten Drawings From The Royal Collection: Drawings showing the extraordinary scope of the artist's interests, from painting and sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany, mapmaking and anatomy. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, ends Apr 24, PS2.50, PS5 with donation, under 12s free.

Northern Spirit: A display, including work by painter John Martin, engraver and naturalist Thomas Bewick and the Beilby family of glass enamellers, of different views of Tyneside and the surrounding areas. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, closed Dec 25-28 & Jan 1, free.

MIMA, Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Centre Square (01642 726720) Alternative Knitting Apr 14, 6pm-7pm, free. Basil Beattie, When Now Becomes Then: Three Decades Tue & Wed, Fri & Sat 10am-4.30pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Sun 12noon-4pm, free.

Cercle d'Art Des Travailleurs De Plantation Congolaise Exhibition Tue & Wed, Fri & Sat 10am-4.30pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Sun 12noon-4pm, free.

Curator-Led Exhibition Tour Apr 7, 6pm-6.45pm, free.

National Glass Centre, Sunderland Liberty Way (0191 515 5555) Museum Of Glass Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, ends Aug 8, free.

Pit Road, Winter By Norman Cornish Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, free.

NewBridge Project Space, Newcastle 16, New Bridge Street West (0191 232 8975) BAZ -The Regeneration Game Apr 9, 7.30pm-10pm, Apr 12-May 14, Tue-Sat 12noon-6pm, free.

Northern Gallery For Contemporary Art, Sunderland 28-30, Fawcett Street (0191 561 8407) Eric Bainbridge: Potholes: Bainbridge's works on paper from 1981 to the present day, including preliminary sketches for potential sculptures, revealing the artist's studio processes. The drawings, on gridded and lined paper as well as office stationary, illuminate many aspects of Bainbridge's sculptural work, giving shape to his provisional ideas. Seen collectively, the drawings provide an insight into an artist tentatively working through things. Mon & Tue, Thu & Fri 9.30am-5pm, Wed 9.30am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm, ends Apr 2, free.

Oriental Museum, Durham Elvet Hill, off South Road (0191 334 5694) On The Threshold II: Formal Presence Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun, Bank Hols 12noon-5pm, ends May 19, PS1.50, concs 75p, family PS3.50. Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle 30, Lime Street, Byker (0845 271 0777) Michael Foreman: A selection of work by the award-winning illustrator and artist. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun, Bank Hols 10am-4pm, closed Dec 24-27 & Jan 1, ends Jun 19, PS7, child/concs PS6, family PS19 & PS21, family concs PS15, under 4s free.

Rhyme Around The World: Colourful artworks by international illustrators show how stories, songs and rhyme are shared across generations and continents. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun, Bank Hols 10am-4pm, closed Dec 24-27 & Jan 1, ends Oct 9 2016, PS7, child/concs PS6, family PS19 & PS21, family concs PS15, under 4s free.

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle Newgate (01833 690606) Pauline Burbidge: Quiltscapes & Quiltline: New works by the acclaimed textile artist, inspired by the beauty of the rural landscape around her home in the Scottish Borders. Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, ends Apr 10, PS10.50, concs PS9.50, NUS PS6, under 16s free.

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Magic In The Muse: See work by the renowned American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, ends Apr 24, PS10.50, concs PS9.50, NUS PS6, under 16s free.

Vane, Newcastle First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39, Pilgrim Street (0191 261 8281) Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop And Turkish Psychedelia Wed-Sat 12noon-5pm, free.

THEATRE Arts Centre Washington Biddick Lane (0191 219 3455) Baby Love: Tom Kelly's musical comedy about a pair of club singers and their declining relationship. Apr 21, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS9.50, concs PS7, adv PS8.50, concs PS6. Play Dough: Queenie and TooMuch host an interactive show for young children and their families, which makes sense of the value of money, hedging and the effects of the financial crisis using 10,000 real pound coins on stage. Staged by Unlimited Theatre. Apr 14, 10.30am & 1.30pm, PS6.50.

Play Dough Apr 6, 10.30am, 1.30pm, PS6.50, family PS22.

The (Almost) Complete History Of Britain Apr 6, 11am, 2pm, PS6.50, family PS22.

Darlington Civic Theatre Parkgate (01325 486555) Flare Path: Terence Rattigan's drama, based on his experiences as a tail gunner during the Second World War, documenting doomed love in wartime Britain for the RAF bomber crews and their sweethearts. Starring Graham Seed and Charlie G Hawkins, directed by Justin Audibert. Apr 12-16, 7.30pm, mat Apr 14, 2pm, Apr 16, 2.30pm, PS17-PS25.50.

Gala Theatre, Durham Millennium Place (0300 026 6600) Get Carter: Northern Stage presents Torben Betts' adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ted Lewis, which tells the story of Jack Carter who returns home to pay debts, settle scores and discover who killed his brother. Apr 12-16, 7.30pm, mat Apr 16, 2.30pm, PS15, concs PS13, mems PS12.

Mad About The Musicals: Gareth Gates and Michael Courtney leads a cast of seasoned West End performers through a selection of memorable stages hits, including One Day More from Les Miserables and All I Ask of You from The Phantom of the Opera. Apr 23, 7.30pm, PS24, concs PS22.

Live Theatre, Newcastle 29, Broad Chare (0191 261 2694) Iris Apr 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Apr 9, 14, 21, 23, 28, 30, 2pm-4pm, Apr 17, 4pm-6pm, PS6-PS22.

Newcastle City Hall Northumberland Road (0191 261 2606) The Next Step: Rhythm Wild Tour: Stars of the hit TV series perform never-before-seen dances and music from the show, featuring Victoria Baldesarra as Michelle, Trevor Tordjman as James, Jordan Clark as Giselle, Taveeta Szymanowicz as Thalia, Isaac Lupien as Eldon, Myles Erlick as Noah, Briar Nolet as Richelle and newcomer Isaiah Peck, who plays Henry in season four. Apr 8, 12.45pm & 6.15pm, PS24.50. Northern Stage, Newcastle Barras Bridge (0191 230 5151) A Living: Caroline Liversidge presents a solo show about the difference between working for a living and actually living, and questions how much our time is actually worth. Apr 14, 7.45pm, PS8-PS10.

Lost And Found: Spectrum Theatre Company: The Newcastle-based autism theatre group presents a musical road trip about love, loss and finding yourself, unexpectedly, through the strangers you meet. Apr 1-5, 7pm, PS5. Need A Little Help: Tangled Feet and Half Moon present the story of Joe and Ella who work together in perfect harmony until one morning Joe is tied up and Ella has to face the chores herself, in this gentle play for children. Apr 5, 10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, Apr 6, 10.30am & 1.30pm, PS10.50, child PS8.50.

Opening Skinner's Box: Improbable's adaptation of Lauren Slater's book about the quest to answer humanity's most important questions. Directed by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson. Mon-Sat 7.45pm, PS14.50, concs PS12.50.

Shafted: The John Godber Company & Theatre Royal Wakefield stage Godber's comedy, which traces the fortunes of miner Harry and his wife Dot in the 30 years after the 1985 strike, which tore their community apart. Performed by the playwright and Jane Thornton. Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat 7.30pm, Wed 6pm, Sat 2pm, PS14.50-PS25, NUS PS12.

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham Beaumont Street (01434 652477) The Birthday Party: London Classic Theatre presents Harold Pinter's first major work, in which an impromptu, seemingly innocent birthday party turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse, with horrifying repercussions. Directed by Michael Cabot. Apr 7, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS13, concs PS11, NUS PS6. You've Got A Friend: The story of the friendship between James Taylor and Carole King told through the medium of their songs. Apr 9, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS16.50, friends PS15.

Sunderland Empire 4-5, High Street West (0844 871 3022) Annie: Lesley Joseph stars as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan in the classic Broadway musical with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and a book by Thomas Meehan, about a red-haired orphan girl growing up in a 1930s New York orphanage. Songs include It's The Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don't Need Anything But You and Tomorrow. Apr 1 & 2, 7.30pm, Apr 2, 2.30pm, PS12.50-PS48.

Billy Elliot -The Musical: Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the acclaimed British film about a spirited 11-year-old boy from County Durham, who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer against the turbulent backdrop of the 1980s miners' strike, with script and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Elton John. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Apr 6-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30, 7.30pm, Wed, Sat 2.30pm, Mon-Thu PS17.50-PS62.50, Fri & Sat PS20-PS60.

The Maltings Theatre And Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed Eastern Lane (01289 330999) 9 To 5: Berwick Operatic Society: A musical originally created by Dolly Parton in which three office workers turn the tables on their sexist boss. Book by Patricia Resnick based on the 20th Century Fox film. Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm, PS14, concs PS12. Shakespeare Untold: The stories you know from the characters you don't. This family-friendly double bill comes from London's world-renowned venue, Shakespeare's Globe. Apr 30, 2pm, PS12.

Tiddler And Other Terrific Tales: Scamp Theatre weave together tales of a host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash And A Squeeze. Apr 3, 2pm, PS11.50, concs PS9.50.

The People's Theatre, Newcastle Stephenson Road (0191 265 5020) Be My Baby By Amanda Whittington Apr 19-23, 7.30pm-10pm, PS13.50, concs PS11.

The Sage Gateshead St Mary's Square (0191 443 4661) Hannah James: Jig Doll: A project created by the folk musician and clog dancer which combines newly-composed music and innovative stage techniques to weave a magical atmosphere around percussive dance. Apr 10, 7.45pm, PS12.

The Witham, Barnard Castle 3, Horsemarket (01833 631107) Flying Solo Apr 6, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS14.

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick Lakeside (01768 774411) Girls With Balls: Off the Fence Theatre Company in association with Curve Theatre, Leicester presents Alison Dunne's contemporary drama based on real events, tackling issues of football and feminism. Apr 12 & 13, 7.30pm, PS10 & PS12, under 26s PS5. Goldilocks And The Three Bears: The Bookworm Players interactive production of the well known fairy tale. Apr 9, 11am, 3pm, PS6, family PS20. Jack And Jill's Rhyme Time: Jessica May Buxton's work, performed by The Bookworm Players mixes several fairy tales into a story to involve the audience and make them sing, dance and clap along. Apr 10, 11am, 3pm, PS6, family PS20.

My Friend Peter: HookHitch Theatre presents a family-friendly folk musical based on the life of one of the most celebrated authors of children's literature, Beatrix Potter. Apr 8, 11am, 3pm, PS6, family PS20.

Sacre Blue: This solo piece, performed by Zoe Murtagh, confronts anxiety through poetry and storytelling in an uplifting performance based on panic attacks, personal experience and shared stories. Apr 14 & 15, 7.30pm, PS7.50 & PS10, under 26s PS5. Stoppen On: This sketch, written in the 1940s by a member of the Lakeland Dialect Society, recreates the scene in many a farming kitchen before the demise of the hiring fairs in the 1960s. Apr 30, 7.30pm, PS10.

The Professor Of Adventure: Peter Macqueen's solo play about an eccentric living in a cave during the Second World War. Apr 1 & 2, 4 & 5, 7.30pm, PS11-PS24.50.

The Shepherd's Life: James Rebanks' book about his life working the land in the Lake District fells is adapted for the stage by Chris Monks, using film, puppetry and music. Apr 1 & 2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 7.30pm, mats Apr 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 2pm, PS10-PS34.50.

The Town Meeting: Cap-A-Pie's production places the audience, at the centre of a fictional town's dilemma and invites them to participate, debate and offer solutions. Apr 26, 7.30pm, PS10.

The Virtuous Burglar: Dario Fo farce's about the burglar, the illicit couple and all manner of misunderstandings is produced here by Keswick Theatre Club. Apr 20-23, 7.30pm, PS10.

Theatre Royal, Newcastle 100, Grey Street (0844 811 2121) Eating In The Street: Arena North present Betty Weiner's prize-winning drama set in Hungary in 1944, about a Jewish family finding a hiding place. Apr 1 & 2, 7.30pm, mat Apr 2, 2.30pm, PS10, concs PS8. Guys And Dolls: Chichester Festival Theatre's acclaimed 2014 staging of the musical about two gamblers, Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, who wager on matters of the heart. Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the revival is directed by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Carlos Acosta. Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm, ends Apr 2, PS19-PS48, Fri & Sat eve PS20.50-PS50.50, Tue & Wed mat PS17-PS44.

The Father: Kenneth Cranham reprises his award-winning role as an 80-year-old man locked in a war of words with his daughter in Christopher Hampton's translation of Florian Zeller's emotionally devastating dark comedy about losing memory and control. Directed by James Macdonald. Apr 18-23, 7.30pm, mats Apr 21, 2pm, Apr 23, 2.30pm, PS14-PS40.

The James Plays: Laurie Sansom directs Rona Munro's cycle of plays about the Stewart kings who ruled fifteenth-century Scotland: James I, James II and James III. This is a co-production by National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain. Apr 30, May 1, 11am, PS42-PS79.50.

ROCK & POP Friday, April 1 Nathan Carter: Sands Centre, Carlisle, 7.30pm, PS23 (01228 625222) Newton Faulkner: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS21.50 (0844 477 2000) The Big Moon: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS6.50 (0191 261 9755) Velvoi, Ski Monarchs And Modern Hex: Arts Centre Washington, 8pm, PS4 (01912193455) Saturday, April 2 Ian Prowse: The Fisherman's Arms, Hartlepool, Apr 2, phone for times, free (07905 616 999) Mike Dignam: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS10 (0191 261 9755) The Paul McKenna Band: Arts Centre Washington, 7.30pm, PS8.50, concs PS6 (01912193455) The Southmartins: The Beautiful South And The Housemartins Tribute: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS10 (0844 477 2000) Zeitgeist 77: The Cluny, Newcastle, 7.30pm, doors, PS6 (0191 230 4474) Sunday, April 3 Dharma Banana: The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 8pm, free (0191 265 6151) Pvris: Riverside, Newcastle, 7pm, PS12 (0191 260 5001) Teleman: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS12 (0191 261 9755) The Hollies: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS30 & PS34.50 (0191 443 4661) Monday, April 4 The Smokin' Spitfires: The Cluny, Newcastle, Apr 3, 12.30am, doors, PS6.50 (0191 230 4474) Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS10 (0191 230 4474) Tuesday, April 5 Knuckle Puck: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS9 (0191 261 9755) The ELO Experience: ELO Tribute: Darlington Civic Theatre, 7.30pm, PS21 & PS23 (01325 486555) Wednesday, April 6 The Dunwells: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS8 (0191 261 9755) The Vamps: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 7pm, phone for prices (0844 493 6666) Thursday, April 7 Krept And Konan: O2 Academy Newcastle, 7pm, PS17 (0844 477 2000) The Vryll Society: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS7 (0191 261 9755) Friday, April 8 Alias Kid: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, PS8 (0191 230 4474) From The Jam: Arc, Stockton-on-Tees, 8pm-11pm, PS22.50 (01642 525199) Judie Tzuke: Songs And Stories: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm, PS21.50 & PS24.50 (0191 443 4661) Saturday, April 9 Little Mix: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Apr 9, 16, 6pm, PS25 & PS35 (0844 493 6666) Austinn: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS8 (0191 261 9755) Fish: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS25 (0844 477 2000) Patent Pending: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS12 (0844 477 2000) Shawn Klush: Elvis Tribute: Newcastle City Hall, 7.30pm, PS20-PS22.50 (0191 261 2606) Stan The Band: Magnesia Bank, North Shields, 9pm, free (0191 257 4831) Sunday, April 10 Diana Jones: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, PS14 (0191 230 4474) Wolfmother: O2 Academy Newcastle, 7pm, PS19.50 (0844 477 2000) Monday, April 11 Nerina Pallot: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm, PS20.50 (0191 443 4661) Tuesday, April 12 Giant Sand & Jason Lytle: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm, PS22 (0191 443 4661) Wednesday, April 13 Brainstorm: O2 Academy Newcastle, 7pm, PS30.37 (0844 477 2000) Conan: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS12 (0191 261 9755) Thursday, April 14 Bry: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS10 (0191 261 9755) Jeff Lynne's ELO: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 7pm, PS50-PS80 (0844 493 6666) Friday, April 15 High Tyde: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS6 (0191 261 9755) Lux Lisbon: The Cluny, Newcastle, 7.30pm, doors, PS12 (0191 230 4474) Narc Magazines 10th Birthday: Young Liar: Northern Stage, Newcastle, 8pm, PS10, adv PS8 (0191 230 5151) Sam Outlaw: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS12 (0191 230 4474) Wilko Johnson: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS25 (0844 477 2000) Saturday, April 16 Little Mix: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 6pm, PS25 & PS35 (0844 493 6666) Ben Haenow: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS26.43 (0844 477 2000) Broken Records: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS10 (0191 230 4474) From The Jam: Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, 7pm-11pm, PS21 (01670 367228) Hey! Hello!: Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees, 8pm, PS15 (01642 674115/606525) Sunday, April 17 Buddy Holly And The Cricketers: Gala Theatre, Durham, 7.30pm, PS18, concs PS16 (0300 026 6600) Butcher Babies: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS11 (0191 261 9755) Charles Bradley: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS26.50 (0191 443 4661) Monday, April 18 5 Seconds Of Summer: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 6pm, PS25 & PS35 (0844 493 6666) Hawkwind: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm, PS22.50 (0191 443 4661) Hey! Hello!: O2 Academy Newcastle, 7pm, PS15 (0844 477 2000) Three Trapped Tigers: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS10 (0191 261 9755) Tuesday, April 19 Webb Wilder: The Cluny, Newcastle, 7.30pm, doors, PS12.50 (0191 230 4474) Whitecliff: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS7 (0191 261 9755) Wednesday, April 20 Beach Baby: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS6 (0191 261 9755) Michael Bolton: Newcastle City Hall, 7pm, PS25-PS59 (0191 261 2606) Renaissance: O2 Academy Newcastle, 7pm, PS30.93 (0844 477 2000) Thursday, April 21 Ashestoangels: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS7.50 (0191 261 9755) Dan Sartain: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS9 (0191 230 4474) Moose Blood: O2 Academy Newcastle, 7pm, PS11.25 (0844 477 2000) The Mile Roses: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, 8pm-10pm, PS10 (01434 652477) Friday, April 22 Alxndr: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS6 (0844 477 2000) Cast: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS18 (0844 477 2000) Macklemore And Ryan Lewis: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS29.50-PS35 (0844 493 6666) Misty Miller: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS5 (0191 230 4474) Re-Take That: Take That Tribute: The Maltings Theatre And Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 7.30pm, PS16-PS18.50, concs PS10 (01289 330999) The Beat: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS17.50 (0191 230 4474) The Lovely Eggs: The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 8pm, PS10 (0191 265 6151) Saturday, April 23 An Evening With Mark Lanegan: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm, PS22.50 (0191 443 4661) Boy Jumps Ship: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS8 (0844 477 2000) Deep Purple In Rock -Deep Purple Tribute: Carnegie Theatre, Workington, 8pm, adv PS8, PS9 (01900 602122) North East Music Festival: The Cluny, Newcastle, 12noon, PS10 (0191 230 4474) Soul Legends: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS29.50 (0191 443 4661) Sunday, April 24 Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra: Gala Theatre, Durham, 7.30pm, PS17, concs PS15 (0300 026 6600) Rock The Sage: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS8 (0191 443 4661) The Bonnevilles: The Cluny, Newcastle, 7.30pm, doors, PS6 (0191 230 4474) Monday, April 25 Hayes Carll: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS14 (0191 230 4474) The King Khan & BBQ Show: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS10 (0191 230 4474) The Magic Gang: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7pm, PS6 (0191 261 9755) Tuesday, April 26 Richmond Fontaine: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS15 (0191 230 4474) UB40 -Ali Campbell, Astro And Mickey: Newcastle City Hall, 7pm, PS35 (0191 261 2606) Wednesday, April 27 Shonen Knife 35th Anniversary Tour: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm-11pm, PS17 (0191 443 4661) Thursday, April 28 Dalimore: The Sage Gateshead, 7pm, PS8 (0191 443 4661) Dean Martin Jnr: The Forum Theatre, Billingham, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS25 (01642 552663) Tom McConville And David Newey: The Globe, Newcastle, 7.30pm-11pm, PS10 () Vant: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, PS6.50 (0191 230 4474) Friday, April 29 Classic Clapton: 30th Anniversary Tour: Alnwick Playhouse, 7.30pm, PS15-PS16, concs PS14 (01665 510785) Yes: Newcastle City Hall, 7.30pm, PS39 (0191 261 2606) Saturday, April 30 Eyes On The North: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm, PS6, NUS PS5 (0191 443 4661) Tankus The Henge: Think Tank, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS7 (0191 261 9755) The Sex Pistols Experience: Sex Pistols Tribute: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm, PS14.06 (0844 477 2000) Wretch 32: O2 Academy Newcastle, 6.30pm-11pm, PS22.50 (0844 477 2000) Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman -Part 2!: Customs House, South Shields, 7.45pm, PS25-PS26 (0191 454 1234) JAZZ & FOLK Friday, April 1 Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham: The Maltings Theatre And Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 7.30pm, PS14.50-PS19 (01289 330999) Dallahan: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30pm, PS12-PS14, child PS6 (01721 725777) Federal Charm: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS10 (0191 230 4474) Gladstone: The Crown, Newcastle, 9pm, free (0191 4881567) Him Off The Viz Presents: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS5 (0191 230 4474) Soundbone Plays Led Zep: The Jazz Cafe, Newcastle, 9pm-11pm, PS7, adv PS5 Saturday, April 2 Dan Owen: The Head Of Steam, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS7 (0191 230 4236) Gladstone: The Fat Ox, Whitley Bay, 9pm, free (0191 251 6356) Inventive Italian Pianist Falcioni: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11pm, PS5 Luke Jackson, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar: The Witham, Barnard Castle, 8pm-10pm, PS12, adv PS10 (01833 631107) Sunday, April 3 Inclusion Principle: Bridge Hotel, Newcastle, 8pm-10.15pm, PS8, concs PS6 (0191 232 6400) Wednesday, April 6 Take It To The Bridge: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11pm, PS1 Thursday, April 7 Folk And Acoustic Night: The Globe, Newcastle, first Thu of every month 7.30pm-11pm, free Brave Timbers: The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 8pm, PS4 (0191 265 6151) Folkworks One Night In Gateshead: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS16 (0191 443 4661) Friday, April 8 Trio Subtonic: The Jazz Cafe, Newcastle, 9pm-11pm, doors 8.30pm, PS7 (01912229882) Saturday, April 9 Minnie & The Moochers: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11pm, PS5 Night: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm, PS14.50 (0191 443 4661) The Clarions: The Cluny, Newcastle, 7.30pm, doors, PS5 (0191 230 4474) Sunday, April 10 Am Jam @The Globe: The Globe, Newcastle, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12, 3pm-6pm, free Deep Whole Trio: Bridge Hotel, Newcastle, 8pm-10.15pm, PS8, concs PS6 (0191 232 6400) Gladstone: Queens Head, North Shields, 6.45pm, free (0191 253 7052) Hannah James: Jig Doll: The Sage Gateshead, 7.45pm, PS12 (0191 443 4661) Tuesday, April 12 The Pat McManus Band: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, PS12 (0191 230 4474) Wednesday, April 13 Take It To The Bridge: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11pm, PS1 Thursday, April 14 Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham: The Sage Gateshead, 8pm, PS19 (0191 443 4661) The Railsplitters: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS12 (0191 230 4474) Friday, April 15 Arun Ghosh Sextet: The Sage Gateshead, 7.45pm, PS13.50 (0191 443 4661) Evan Parker: The Sage Gateshead, 8.30pm, PS10 (0191 443 4661) Gregory Porter: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS30-PS42.50 (0191 443 4661) Liane Carroll: The Sage Gateshead, 10.15pm, PS12.50 (0191 443 4661) Michel Reis And Stephan Karl Schmid: The Jazz Cafe, Newcastle, 9pm-11pm, free Steve Glendinning Trio: The Globe, Newcastle, Apr 15 & 16, 10pm-2am, PS5 WorldService Project & Chris Sharkey: The Sage Gateshead, 10.30pm, PS12.50 (0191 443 4661) Saturday, April 16 Steve Glendinning Trio: The Globe, Newcastle, 10pm-2am, PS5 Courtney Pine And Zoe Rahman: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS23.50 (0191 443 4661) Gladstone: George Stephenson Inn, Newcastle, 9pm, free (0191 268 1073) Holy Moly And The Crackers: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS8 (0191 230 4474) Jazz On The Concourse: The Sage Gateshead, 2.30pm, free (0191 443 4661) John Surman And Alexander Hawkins Trio: The Sage Gateshead, 4.30pm, PS13.50 (0191 443 4661) Kris Bowers: The Sage Gateshead, 10.45pm, PS12.50 (0191 443 4661) Michel Reis Quartet & John Law's Congregation: The Sage Gateshead, 2.30pm-4.30pm, PS10 (01914434661) Phil Meadows, Royal Northern Sinfonia And Jambone: The Sage Gateshead, 2pm, PS10 (0191 443 4661) Roberto Fonseca Trio: The Sage Gateshead, 10.30pm, PS12.50 (0191 443 4661) Sunday, April 17 Airelle Besson Duo And Malija: The Sage Gateshead, 2.30pm, PS10 (0191 443 4661) Cafe Society Swing: The Sage Gateshead, 2pm, PS13.50 (0191 443 4661) Ibrahim Maalouf: The Sage Gateshead, 8.30pm, PS15 (0191 443 4661) Jazz On The Concourse: The Sage Gateshead, 1pm, free (0191 443 4661) Laurence Jones: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS10 (0191 230 4474) Simon Spillett Quartet: The Sage Gateshead, 7pm, PS12.50 (0191 443 4661) Wednesday, April 20 Take It To The Bridge: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11pm, PS1 The Bellrays: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS10 (0191 230 4474) Thursday, April 21 John McCusker: 25th Anniversary Tour: The Witham, Barnard Castle, 8pm-10pm, PS18, adv PS16 (01833 631107) Show Of Hands: Gala Theatre, Durham, 7.30pm, PS19 (0300 026 6600) Friday, April 22 Koan 1 Openings: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11.45pm, PS5, concs PS4 Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards: Live Theatre, Newcastle, 8pm-11pm, PS12 (0191 261 2694) Saturday, April 23 North East Music Festival: The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 12noon-5pm, PS10 (0191 265 6151) Lickety Split: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11.30pm, PS5 Russell DeCarle Trio: Live Theatre, Newcastle, 8pm-11pm, PS12 (0191 261 2694) Sunday, April 24 More Jam: The Globe, Newcastle, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24, 3pm-6pm, free Folkworks: Future Traditions: The Sage Gateshead, 7.45pm, PS6, under 18s PS3 (0191 443 4661) Swing 16: The Globe, Newcastle, 7pm-11pm, PS5 Tuesday, April 26 Partikel's String Theory Quartet: The Jazz Cafe, Newcastle, 8pm-10.30pm, PS10, concs PS8 Wednesday, April 27 Take It To The Bridge: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11pm, PS1 Mairearad Green & Anna Massie: The Witham, Barnard Castle, 7.30pm-9.30pm, adv PS10, PS12 (01833 631107) Molotov Jukebox: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, PS13 (0191 230 4474) Saturday, April 30 Gladstone: The White Swan, Morpeth, 9pm, free (01670 513532) International Jazz Day 2016 -Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Present The Music Of Dave Brubeck: Time Out: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS24.50, under 25s PS5 (0191 443 4661) Kath Bloom: The Cluny, Newcastle, 8pm, doors, PS12.50 (0191 230 4474) Preston, Glasgow, Lowe: The Globe, Newcastle, 8pm-11.45pm, PS10 The Young 'Uns: Gala Theatre, Durham, 7.30pm, PS14 (0300 026 6600) CLASSICAL Saturday, April 2 Royal Northern Sinfonia: Rachlin's Tchaikovsky: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS12-PS35 (0191 443 4661) Friday, April 8 Petrenko's Sibelius Two: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS15-PS38 (0191 443 4661) Saturday, April 9 National Association Of Choirs, North East 'Choral Spectacular': The Sage Gateshead, 7pm, PS17 (0191 443 4661) The Heaton Main Suite: Northern Stage, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS10, concs PS7 (0191 230 5151) Sunday, April 10 Brodsky String Quartet: Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, 7.30pm, PS7-PS22, NUS/under 16s PS5-PS8 (01768 774411) Young Musicians Live: Young Sinfonia: The Sage Gateshead, 3pm, PS8.50 (0191 443 4661) Wednesday, April 13 Royal Northern Sinfonia: The Sage Gateshead, 9pm, PS18 (0191 443 4661) Thursday, April 14 Classical Concert: Morpeth Methodist Church, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS14 (01670513369) Friday, April 15 Master Musicians: Jens Hagen Wegner: The Witham, Barnard Castle, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS8 (01833 631107) Saturday, April 23 A Musical Feast On St George's Day: St. Marys Church, Newcastle, 7.30pm-9.45pm, PS10 Sunday, April 24 Royal Northern Sinfonia: My Mozart Matinee Two: The Sage Gateshead, 3pm, PS12-PS35 (0191 443 4661) Friday, April 29 Royal Northern Sinfonia: The Sage Gateshead, 7.30pm, PS12-PS35 (0191 443 4661) COMEDY Friday, April 1 The Friday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS12, concs PS10, mems PS6 (0844 693 3336) Saturday, April 2 The Suggestibles: The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 8.30pm, PS7 & PS10 (0191 265 6151) The Saturday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS15 (0844 693 3336) The Suggestibles: The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 8.30pm-10.45pm, PS10, concs PS7 (0191 265 6151) Sunday, April 3 Lee Kyle: The Original Show Title Was Too Long: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, 7pm, PS5, concs PS4 (0844 693 3336) Monday, April 4 Garrett Millerick & Mark Dolan: Fringe Preview: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS8, concs PS6 (0844 693 3336) Tuesday, April 5 The Science Of Laughter: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS7, concs PS5 (0844 693 3336) Wednesday, April 6 Red Raw: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS2 (0844 693 3336) Thursday, April 7 The Thursday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS10, concs PS7, mems PS5 (0844 693 3336) Friday, April 8 The Friday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS12, concs PS10, mems PS6 (0844 693 3336) Saturday, April 9 The Saturday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS15 (0844 693 3336) Sunday, April 10 Kids Comedy Club: The Stand, Newcastle, 12noon, PS4 (0844 693 3336) Richard Herring: Happy Now?: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7.30pm, PS15 (0844 693 3336) Monday, April 11 Good Grief: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS3 (0844 693 3336) Tuesday, April 12 Foil, Arms And Hog: Skiddlywup: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS12 (0844 693 3336) Jonny And The Baptists: The End Is Nigh: Northern Stage, Newcastle, Apr 12 & 13, 7.45pm, PS10, concs PS8 (0191 230 5151) Omid Djalili: Live 2016: Arc, Stockton-on-Tees, 8pm, PS22 (01642 525199) Wednesday, April 13 Jonny And The Baptists: The End Is Nigh: Northern Stage, Newcastle, 7.45pm, PS10, concs PS8 (0191 230 5151) Red Raw: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS2 (0844 693 3336) Thursday, April 14 Craig Campbell: Don't Look Down: Gala Theatre, Durham, 8pm, PS15 (0300 026 6600) Katherine Ryan: Kathbum: Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, 8pm, PS18 (0844 2491 000) Friday, April 15 The Friday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS12, concs PS10, mems PS6 (0844 693 3336) Saturday, April 16 Mark Thomas: Trespass: The Witham, Barnard Castle, 8pm-10.30pm, PS15, concs PS13 (01833 631107) The Saturday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS15 (0844 693 3336) Sunday, April 17 Benefit In Aid Of Lasallian Developing World Projects: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, phone for prices (0844 693 3336) Monday, April 18 Benefit In Aid Of The North East Motor Neurone Disease Trust: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, phone for prices (0844 693 3336) Wednesday, April 20 Gein's Family Giftshop's Trophy Collection: Seen, Darlington, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS8 () Red Raw: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS2 (0844 693 3336) Susan Calman: Work In Progress: The Maltings Theatre And Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Apr 20, phone for time, PS11 (01289 330999) Thursday, April 21 The Suggestibles: The Stand, Newcastle, third Thu of every month 8.30pm-10.45pm, PS10, concs PS7, mems PS5 (0844 693 3336) Mark Thomas: Trespass: Northern Stage, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS16, concs PS14 (0191 230 5151) The Suggestibles: The Stand, Newcastle, 7.30pm, PS10, concs PS7, mems PS5 (0844 693 3336) Friday, April 22 The Friday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS12, concs PS10, mems PS6 (0844 693 3336) Saturday, April 23 Mike Milligan, Peter Brush, Nicola Mantalios Lovett, MC Lee Kyle: Arts Centre Washington, 8.30pm, PS10 (01912193455) The Saturday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS15 (0844 693 3336) Sunday, April 24 Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up: Newcastle City Hall, 8pm, PS17.50 (0191 261 2606) Steffen Peddie's Chat Show Thing: The Stand, Newcastle, 7pm, doors 6.30pm, PS5 (0844 693 3336) Monday, April 25 Free Thinking Radicals: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS6, concs PS4 (0844 693 3336) Wednesday, April 27 Red Raw: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS2 (0844 693 3336) Thursday, April 28 Jibba Jabba: The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle, 7.30pm-9.30pm, PS5 (0191 265 6151) The Thursday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS10, concs PS7, mems PS5 (0844 693 3336) Friday, April 29 The Friday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS12, concs PS10, mems PS6 (0844 693 3336) Saturday, April 30 The Saturday Show: The Stand, Newcastle, 8.30pm, doors 7pm, PS15 (0844 693 3336) Arts Centre Washington Biddick Lane (0191 219 3455) Launch Day Apr DANCE 28, 7.30pm, free. DanceCity, Newcastle Temple Street (0191 261 0505) Gary Clarke Company: Coal: This dance theatre production takes a nostalgic look at the hard-hitting realities of life at the coal face, to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984 British miners' strike. Apr 29, 7.30pm, Apr 30, 2pm & 8pm, PS15.

Karla Shacklock Company: The Happiness: A provocative, original and entertaining emotional rollercoaster ride by award-winning choreographer Karla Shacklock. Apr 15, 6pm, Apr 16, 8pm, PS7.50.

Northern Platforms-Work From North East, Yorkshire, North West And Scotland: Dancers from throughout out the region perform a varied programme of pieces. Apr 12, 6pm, PS7.50.

Darlington Civic Theatre Parkgate (01325 486555) Pasha Kovalev: It's All About You: The winning professional of Strictly Come Dancing 2014 stars in his own colourful dance show. Apr 4, 7.30pm, PS25 & PS27. Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Arena Way (0844 493 6666) Riverdance: 21st Anniversary Tour: Combining Celtic and Irish mythology to a score composed by Bill Whelan, the Irish dancing spectacular celebrates 21 years since the show exploded into the public consciousness as the interval act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Apr 23 & 24, 8pm, mat Apr 24, 2.30pm, PS34.50-PS44.

Northern Stage, Newcastle Barras Bridge (0191 230 5151) BalletLORENT: Snow White: A dark and mystical adaptation by Liv Lorent and poet Carol Ann Duffy, the second of their clever, and illuminating fairy tale collaborations. The music is by Murray Gold. Thu 6pm, Fri & Sat 2pm, 7pm, PS14.50-PS24, under 21s/NUS PS12.

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham Beaumont Street (01434 652477) Launch Day Apr 13, 7.30pm-9pm, PS13, concs PS11, NUS PS6. Theatre Royal, Newcastle 100, Grey Street (0844 811 2121) Dance Consortium: Nederlands Dans Theatre 2: The celebrated dance company, directed by award-winning choreographer Paul Lightfoot, presents 18 international dancers aged 18-23 performing a vibrant mixed repertoire of work. Apr 26 & 27, 7.30pm, PS15.50-PS33.50.

New Adventures: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: Bourne's modern production of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet about a princess who sleeps for a hundred years. Apr 5-16, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Apr 7, 14, 2pm, Apr 9, 16, 2.30pm, PS19-PS43.

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A Leonardo da Vinci drawing at Laing Art Gallery

Guys and Dolls at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

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Gregory Porter is heading to Sage Gateshead

Comedian Mike Milligan will be at the Arts Centre Washington

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
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