The Frisklist

We've rounded up the freshest club nights, festivals, arts and comedy events in the North East.

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Anton & Giovanni – Him & Me

Wednesday 06 July, 14:30

2.30pm and 7.30pm
Strictly Come Dancing professionals ANTON DU BEKE and GIOVANNI PERNICE join forces for their first ever tour together – HIM & ME!

Brace yourselves for THE best night out when two of BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s best loved professional dancers team up for an unforgettable tour.

The Ballroom King and the Jive Master bring you HIM & ME!


Joined by a world class cast of dancers and singers, ANTON and GIOVANNI are coming together to put on the show to end all shows - the ultimate entertaining night out!

A true dance extravaganza for all ages.

The Forum Theatre - Billingham

An Evening with Michael Buble

Wednesday 06 July, 17:00

Grammy award winner Michael Buble is coming to the North East!

Bubles aim - to give audiences an evening they wont forget!


Durham County Cricket Club - Chester le Street

Pick your own fruit. (Available now until I remove this post!)

Thursday 07 July, 16:17

The fruit picking season is here! Brockbushes farm are busy growing strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries and pumpkins!

Obviously not all available at once, but as the season progresses then different fruits become available.

Andy and Steph have both been to this, and absolutely loved it! Not to mention the kids :-)

Simply head to the Brockbushes website and you can select your fruit picking session - you HAVE to book.

They've also got a great tea room, stocked with all sorts of delicious homemade cakes, scones, quiches, pies and tempting desserts. All produced in their own kitchen.

A farm shop is on site too - where you can purchase fresh fruit and veg, a big range of home-made produce and also logs, kindling and charcoal.

A highly recommended range of wine from around the world, local beers and spirits is available too.

They also have a garden centre, with a huge array of plants, seeds, post and more.

Brockbushes Farm - Corbridge, Northumerland

The Legendary Perry Louis – DJ set

Friday 08 July, 19:30

Ex-boogie and jazz dancer , Perry says he cant wait to be back in Newcastle especially the Hoochie Coochie family.

He will play, a mixture of Funk, boogie, jazz funk and a touch of jazz all on vinyl.

Hes had residencies at some of Londons top venues - most notably The Jazz Cafe in Camden.

Hoochie Coochie, Newcaslte

Durham Miners Gala 8am- 4pm

Saturday 09 July, 08:00

Back after 2 years!
BIGGER AND BETTER!
Dedicated to all our key workers.

The streets of Durham will be packed on Saturday July 9th as people march colliery banners to sound of brass band music.

Carers and bus drivers, delivery workers and nurses, shop staff and teachers, everyone who has risked their lives to keep society functioning throughout the pandemic will be celebrated.

Hosted by the Durham Miners’ Association since 1871, the Gala is the world’s greatest celebration of community, solidarity and trades unionism.

Durham City Centre

Big Family Summer Gig

Saturday 09 July, 10:30

Calling all kids 7 and under! Grab your grown ups and friends and bring them down to Sage Gateshead for our seriously sun drenched gig just for you. A brilliant band will be ready to bring you a blistering set list of hot favourites for you to listen to, sing along, dance and enjoy together in the sunny surroundings of Northern Rock Foundation Hall.

10:30am, 1pm and 2.30pm

The Sage Gateshead,

Milkshake! Live - Milkshake! Monkey's Musical

Saturday 09 July, 12:00

Join Paddington, Daisy & Ollie, Milo, Noddy, Pip and Posy, Blue’s Clues & You! and of course Milkshake! Monkey for an unforgettable family time at Milkshake Monkey’s Musical!

Showings at 12 noon and 3.30pm

Tyne Theatre and Opera House Newcastle

Kubix Pop and Dance Festival

Saturday 09 July, 12:00

12noon - 11pm

Don't miss THE pop dance party of the summer at Kubix Festival

With a host of fantastic artists and DJs, plus entertainment, rides and camping option, there'll be non-stop hits - you'll know every song, all night!

including the following artists:
Rozalla
Ultrabeat
Alice Deejay
Vengaboys
Aqua
Steps

Kroud Karaoke will be keeping you entertained between artists, and there's plenty DJ's on the Big Top Stage to keep you dancing too!


Herrington Park - Sunderland

The Book of Mormon

Saturday 09 July, 19:30

The outrageous musical comedy from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen. It follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

Theatre Royal Newcastle 15th June - 9th July

The Witham Re-wind 80s Disco

Saturday 09 July, 19:30

For those who love 80s music and remember the old Discos back in the day.

You can look forward to dancing to tracks such as Yazz – The only way up, Double Trouble and the Rebel MC – Street Tuff, Womack and Womack– Teardrops and Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen.

1980s clothes encouraged.

Andrew Nicholson is your inimitable DJ for the evening.

Book early as these tickets will sell fast!

The Witham - Barnard Castle

Allo Allo 3rd-9th July

Saturday 09 July, 19:30

All the favourite characters from the hugely successful British television series plus the famous sausage in a painting, a very unusual cockatoo and a possible visit from Hitler.

Westovian Theatre, South Shields

Steam & Vintage Festival 9th & 10th July

Sunday 10 July, 10:00

Chester-Le-Street Steam and Vintage Fair, is a Fun packed Family day out for KIDS of ALL ages! Held in Lambton Lion Park Chester-le-Street.

Head to the famous Lambton Estate in Chester-Le-Street for a chance to look back and reminisce, as they present hundreds of examples of vehicles and machines from times past.

Two action-packed days full of unique attractions, perfect for the whole family. They will be showcasing an exclusive range of exhibits including vintage cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, military vehicles, tractors, stationary engines and fairground rides.

Chester le Street

Seaham Carnival 15th-17th July

Friday 15 July, 17:00

The fun starts on Friday 15th July on Terrace Green and doesn't end until Sunday 17th July!! A FULL WEEKEND to enjoy big screen movies, live performances, loads of gift shopping stalls - tasty streetfood, carnival rides and SO MUCH MORE!!!!

Seaham Seafront

Mamma Mia

Saturday 16 July, 19:30

Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.

The Ultimate "Feel good" factor!

Sunderland Empire 5th July to the 16th July

So.....80s

Tuesday 19 July, 19:00

"So....80's" will have you digging for that rah rah skirt and crazy hairstyles, as it sends you spinning back to the best decade music has ever produced The 1980's!

The Fed, Lancaster Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JR

Chester-le-Street Steam and Vintage Fair 2022

Wednesday 07 September, 10:34

JULY 9th and JULY 10th
Fun packed family day out for kids of all ages!

Join us at the famous Lambton Estate in Chester-Le-Street for a chance to look back and reminisce, as we present hundreds of examples of vehicles and machines from times past.
Whether its the fun of the funfair, or the excitement of the lawnmower racing you're looking for, we have it all. Immerse yourselves in the sights, sounds and smells of our multi-period living history village, as we host various re-enactment groups including, Viking, WW1, WW2, American Civil War, Cowboys and Roman armies.

Lambton Lion Park , Chester le Street

Footloose Mon 6 Jun - Sat 11 Jun

Sunday 06 November, 19:30

Footloose is back and better than ever with the incredible Jake Quickenden (Dancing on Ice Winner, Hollyoaks, Dreamboys,) as loveable cowboy Willard and the legendary Darren Day as Reverend Moore.

Quote from the critics:
"The energy on stage was a non-stop riot of humour, dance, singing and performing which left everyone on their feet"

"A roaring success"

Tickets from £13

Sunderland Empire