A Christmas performance for all the family doesn’t have to mean a pantomime. Sage Gateshead’s screenings of the classic animated film, The Snowman, accompanied the Royal Northern Sinfonia, have been enchanting audiences for years. This year’s concerts also begin with an interactive rendition of the well-loved classic, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
There’s already awards buzz around Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara’s performances in Carol, a film set in 1950s New York about two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in the throes of love. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.
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Geordie comic and star of BBC Two’s Hebburn, Chris Ramsey, returns to Tyneside as part of his biggest UK tour to date. In All Growed Up, Chris, who recently had his first child with wife Rosie, explores the funny side of getting older and having responsibilities.
Newcastle’s art, craft and design gallery, The Biscuit Factory, has launched its winter exhibition, headlined by Scottish artist Georgina McMaster.
Georgina, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2002, has sold out her collection in previous shows. Her new body of work includes captivating oil paintings of birds, stags, hares and reindeers.
Until March 3