December 21, 2015
Arts and cultural highlights from around the region this month
Music: The lone bellow
Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio The Long Bellow, returns to the Sage Gateshead to perform their second album, Then Came the Morning. The band blends beautiful harmonies with county, rock, blues and gospel influences to create their unique sound.
Art: Alice Theobald and Atomik Architecture
Hot on the heels of architecture collective Assemble winning this year’s Turner Prize, comes the second in a series commissioned by Baltic and Ryder Architecture, which explore the relationship between art and architecture. Theobald and Atomik’s series of circular room installations are
currently on show for visitors to explore at the gallery.
Until April 10
Film: The Revenant
Inspired by true events, The Revenant stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the legendary explorer Hugh Glass who is attacked by a bear and left for dead by his own hunting party. Glass must navigate a vicious winter alone in this brutal exploration of survival in what is perhaps Dicaprio’s best chance of an Oscar yet.
Out January 15
Dance collective Rambert is back in Newcastle celebrating the forces of nature and art. Featuring Tyneside-born dancer Adam Park, the new tour features two new pieces –Picassoinspired The 3 Dancers and Frames, and a third piece, The Strange Charm of Mother Nature (pictured), which was one of the company’s biggest successes of 2014.