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Slade announce UK tour to celebrate 45th anniversary of Merry Xmas Everybody

Slade, one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, are back to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their most famous song.

Music
Steve Backshall goes exploring.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

If the weather's turning here's some some stuff from the schedules to keep you inside from Saturday May 26.
TV and Film
Cordelia (FLORENCE PUGH), King Lear (SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS), Goneril (EMMA THOMPSON), Regan (EMILY WATSON) - (C) Playground Entertainment - Photographer: Ed Miller

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Sir Anthony Hopkins is King Lear

King Lear, BBC Two, Monday, May 28, 9.30pm
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Tom Cruise stars in American Made on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: Streaming and downloading

The future is here and now, grab it with your fave black box or app.... From Saturday, May 26.
TV and Film
Balloons InDurham returns this weekend

10 things to do in the North East this Bank Holiday

From a hot air balloon festival to adrenalin-fuelled circus stunts - there’s plenty going on in the region this Bank Holiday.

Whats on
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo.

Movies AND TRAILER: Cast and crew on Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story explores the origins of one of the galaxy's best-loved characters, Han Solo. Its star, Alden Ehrenreich, tells Laura Harding about stepping into Harrison Ford's shoes, while director Ron Howard reveals why he thinks the film will divide opinion.

TV and Film
Soul II Soul will perform on the Friday night of the festival

Win two pairs of tickets to see Soul II Soul and more at Sunniside Live

Sunderland crowds are getting set to dance into the night to some of the most soulful sounds to emerge from the UK music scene.

Music
Sting

Sting’s Bank Holiday performance of The Last Ship cancelled

A Bank Holiday performance of Sting’s musical has been cancelled.

Music
elrow is heading to the North East

Shindig team up with elrow for enchanted forest-themed clubbing spectacular

Hedonistic Spanish club night elrow have teamed up with North East clubbing institution Shindig for an open air spectacular.

Music
Madalena Alberto as Eva Peron in Evita, Theatre Royal, Newcastle.

REVIEW: Evita, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

A social climbing actress marries into power and influence! Sound familiar?
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Thousands of people regularly flock to the annual event.

Thousands set to visit South Shields for Proper Food and Drink Festival

Food lovers are licking their lips as a popular free festival returns to South Shields this weekend.

News
Andrew Finnigan as Lecky and Chris Connel as Uncle Freddie.

Cast of the Customs House show My Uncle Freddie visit Beamish for photoshoot

The cast of new show in South Tyneside have been soaking up the atmosphere at Beamish Museum, where the original radio play was recorded.

News
War For The Planet Of The Apes is on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: Streaming and downloading

Seek 'em here, seek, 'em there, those TV programmes are everywhere! From Saturday May 19.
TV and Film
All Round To Mrs Brown's

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

You don't have to take my word for it but here's some stuff from the schedules that might take your fancy... From Saturday May 19.
TV and Film
Ben Whishaw and Hugh Grant star in A Very English Scandal.

TV Highlight: Hugh Grant stars in BBC drama

A Very English Scandal, BBC One, Sunday, 9pm
TV and Film
Gangsta Granny

Win tickets to see David Walliams’s Gangsta Granny on stage

Gangsta Granny is set to ambush the stage at Newcastle Theatre Royal later this month - and you could be there for free.

Theatre and Comedy
Elisabeth Moss stars in A Handmaid's Tale.

Big Preview: Elisabeth Moss on A Handmaid's Tale

Featuring on Channel 4 this weekend is the eagerly-awaited second series of the multi-Emmy-winning US drama set in a dystopian society that treats women as property of the state.

TV and Film
Barry Hyde

Win weekend camping tickets to North Yorkshire’s Willowman Festival

Sunderland singer songwriter Barry Hyde will make a rare outdoor live appearance next month at the Willowman Festival in North Yorkshire.

Music
Josh Brolin and Ryan Reynolds publicising Deadpool 2.

Movies AND TRAILER: Josh Brolin on Deadpool 2

Josh Brolin stars in not one but two comic book movies this year, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. He talks to Laura Harding about getting in shape, bingeing on doughnuts and the reaction from his famous family.
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Bill Kenwright production of'EVITA'lyrics by Tim Rice'music by Andrew Lloyd Webber'directed by Bob Thomson and Bill Kenwright

Win tickets to Evita at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal

One of the most popular musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice’s Evita is returning to Newcastle Theatre Royal later this month from May 22-26.

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