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10 things to do in the North East this weekend

From boarding the Vengabus to the spectacular Lumiere, there’s plenty happening in the region this weekend.

Blood Brothers

Win tickets to Blood Brothers at Sunderland Empire

She’s been hailed as the ‘definitive Mrs Johnstone’ and now Lyn Paul will be donning the iconic apron once more as Blood Brothers returns to the Sunderland Empire stage.

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Inside Sunderland’s £3.5m Fire Station culture hub

Things are hotting up at The Fire Station as it prepares to open its doors as the city’s new culture hub.

Adam Z Robinson and Ben Styles as The Storyteller and The Musician.

Chilling tales to be told in Washington

Prepare to be spooked when The Book of Darkness & Light heads to Wearside.

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John Bishop will come to Sunderland in January.

John Bishop to bring sell-out tour to Sunderland Empire

Comedian John Bishop is bringing his sell-out tour to Sunderland for two nights after its success across the country.
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Canny Festival

Canny Festival to bring all the fun of the fair to Wearside

Roll up, Roll up for Canny Carnival.

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Tango Moderno

Win: Tickets to see Vincent & Flavia at Sunderland Empire

Q: What can audiences look forward to about Tango Moderno?

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Meet the cast of this year’s Sunderland Empire pantomime

It may only be November, but Sunderland Empire’s panto cast are already getting in the panto spirit - oh yes they are!

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Mamma Mia flipper boys

Mamma Mia cast make a splash at Sunderland hotel pool

Here come the boys!

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Michaela Strachan and the mighty T-Rex, one of the stars of Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular.

Walking With Dinosaurs spectacular makes arena return

An arena show which takes the audience back to the days of the dinosaurs is returning to the North East.

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Filmmakers create hilarious Lambton Worm video as Customs House puts finishing touches to South Shields pantomime

Families have been getting a teaser of this year's festive pantomime ahead of the curtains going up next month.
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Mickey Rooney was the unlikely star who switched on Sunderland Christmas lights in 2007.

13 stars who switched on Sunderland Christmas lights - how many do you remember?

The news that pop star Pixie Lott will switch on Sunderland Christmas lights this year got us rifling through our archives to see which other stars have performed the honours.
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Sting. Photos by Mark Savage.

Sting announces month-long run of shipbuilding epic in North East

Sting has announced he will bring a new production of his The Last Ship to his native North East next year ahead of a national tour.

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The Customs House is staging The Lambton Worm

12 of the top shows in the North East this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner - oh yes it is!

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Michelle Heaton

Win three family passes to see Michelle Heaton in panto

Michelle Heaton is returning to her native North East this Christmas as the Wicked Queen in a classic family panto – and you could be there for free.

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Things have turned scary at Alnwick Gardens

9 North East events to get you spooked this Halloween

Be afraid, be very afraid, North East attractions have been taken over by witches, wizards and things that go bump in the night this weekend.

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Take a backstage tour of Mamma Mia at Sunderland Empire

A flurry of flares and swathes of Swarovski crystals meet you backstage at Mamma Mia.

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Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox announces return to North East in new tour

Professor Brian Cox has announced he will be returning to the North East.

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First look at the new cast who will bring Wicked to Sunderland

First look at the new cast who will bring Wicked to Sunderland

The cast of Wicked are getting ready to wow Wearside next year - and here’s a first look at the cast in their new roles.

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Miss Saigon will play Sundelrand

Miss Saigon announces Sunderland Empire dates

It’s been announced that epic musical Miss Saigon will be taking to the stage in Sunderland next year.

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