Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > Blog: Nigel Kennedy At Newcastle City Hall
Reduced price tickets are available for British violinist Nigel Kennedy’s visit to Newcastle City Hall on Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF on Thursday 25th April 2013. Bought via the link below, ticket prices are £27.50 (30% off) and £22 (35% off). The full terms, conditions and how to purchase the discounted tickets is here: Nigel Kennedy At Newcastle City Hall.
The current Newcastle City Hall brochure can be seen here, the link to download a high quality copy is below.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Blog: Sunderland Marathon of The North
The Marathon of The North is a brand new marathon to be held annually in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Sunderland City Council and the organisers of the Sunderland City 10K have scheduled ‘The Marathon Of The North’ to take place on Sunday 28th April 2013. You can see a short video of the Sunderland City 10K here…
The Marathon of the North course starts and finishes at the Stadium of Light on the north bank of the river Wear. After crossing the Wearmouth Bridge, the route follows the first few kilometres of the Sunderland City 10K course. The first half of the race course is on the south side of the river Wear it is predominantly flat with few noticeable gradients and includes a circuit of picturesque Barnes Park. At the halfway mark the route returns back across the Wearmouth Bridge and the last ten miles is run adjacent to the river Wear and Roker and Seaburn beaches.
You can see a map of the Sunderland Marathon Of The North route here…
The Sunderland half-marathon route is shown here…
Finally the Sunderland 10K route can be seen here…
A video of previous running events in Sunderland including the Sunderland City 10K can be seen here…
Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > Blog: Eddie Izzard Metro Radio Arena Competition
Comedian Eddie Izzard is performing at the Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7NA on Saturday 4th May 2013. You can win one of two two pairs of tickets to see him here.
The nearest Metro station to Newcastle Arena is Central and direct journey time to/from South Shields Metro station (ten minutes walk from our bed and breakfast) is 20 minutes.
The current Metro Radio Arena brochure can be seen here…
Home > Tyne & Wear > Blog: Tyneside And Northumberland Beer and Cider Festival 2013
The 37th Tyneside & Northumberland beer and cider festival 2013 kicks off today at Northumbria University’s Students Union at 2 Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SB. The festival runs from Wednesday 10th April until Saturday 13th April 2013. If you’re a card-carrying member of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) then you get free entry to the festival and can start sampling the 140 ales, 30 ciders and 10 perries that are on offer from 4pm on Wednesday 10th April. General admission is from 6pm (until 10.30pm) and costs £3. On Thursday 11th and Friday 12th the festival runs from 12 noon until 10.30pm and on Saturday 13th April it’s hours are 12pm until 7pm. Full details of the festival and the beers and ciders on offer can be found in this programme guide…
Home > Tyne & Wear > Blog: Screen-Con 2013 At The Parks Leisure Centre North Shields
On Saturday 4th May 2013 The Parks Leisure Centre, Howdon Road, North Shields, NE29 6TL will host Screen-Con 2013. Here you can meet some of the UK’s best-loved sci-fi celebrities, villains and heroes including Sylvester McCoy of Doctor Who and The Hobbit fame and Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars’ Boba Fett).
The day will involve fun activities, mixing with favourite sci-fi and fantasy stars and species, watching and joining parades, shopping at sci-fi market stalls, meeting other sci-fi and pop culture fans, collecting autographs and hanging out with Dalek’s, Stormtroopers, Aliens, Predators and cosplayers from Star Wars, Anime, Manga and more. You will also be able to have your photograph taken with the TARDIS, KITT from Knightrider, The Doctor’s favourite companion K9 and other artists, stars and costumers who will be attending this event.
Tickets are now on sale here – £9.95 adult; £4.95 under 15′s.
Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Arbeia Roman Fort Summer Season Opening
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, a few minutes walk from us over on Baring Street, South Shields, NE33 2BB re-opens for the summer from tomorrow. They kick things off with a free-entry dramatic day of Roman re-enactments with Cohors Quinta Gallorum between 10am and 5pm. Find out what life was like at Arbeia Roman Fort in the third century, from the clothes people wore to the weapons they used, and meet some ‘real’ Roman soldiers. A fantastic day out for all the family at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Sunderland > Sunderland Empire Theatre
Sunderland Empire Theatre hosted X Factor auditions today but there will be no Tyneside auditions this year – I think maybe we’ve had more than our fair share of talent competition winners from Tyneside?! You can read more about the Sunderland auditions here…
Sunderland Empire Theatre bosses are preparing themselves as The X Factor rolls into town. The ITV show is hosting mobile auditions in the city’s famous theatre tomorrow, and general manager Ben Phillips said he is ecstatic to be welcoming the audition trail to the city. “Sunderland Empire are thrilled to be hosting one of the X Factor Mobile Auditions this Thursday as they hit the road on their search for the next winner,” he said. “The X Factor Mobile Auditions will be a great opportunity for inspiring talent from across the area to shine. Good luck to you all.”
The mobile auditions – open to all members of the public – are separate to the larger auditions which take place in front of The X Factor judges later in the year. A spokeswoman for the show said that they are set up to give the maximum amount of people possible the chance to display their talents, and take place in towns and cities where the usual auditions don’t reach.
There will be three X Factor Mobile Audition vans travelling across the country this year throughout March to kick off the search for the next big talent. Last year’s winner was Middlesbrough’s James Arthur, who first showcased his talent at the mobile auditions. James, who had the fastest selling single of 2012 with his cover of the song Impossible, said: “If the X Factor audition van had not come to my town, I don’t think I would have auditioned. “Auditioning for The X Factor has completely changed my life”.
Auditions will take place at the Sunderland Empire tomorrow from 10am to 3pm for people to turn up and show off their talents. They will also stay open until 4.30pm for those in full-time education. Last year auditions were held in front of the judging panel – including Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow – at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, but this year bosses said they will not be returning to the city. A spokeswoman for The X Factor said: “Last year we found some great talent in Newcastle including our winner James Arthur. However this year we won’t be returning. Each year we have to make sure we visit a range of different cities across the UK in order to give everyone the best opportunity to audition.”
Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > Blog: ‘Super Computer’ At Newcastle’s Eldon Square
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway “Super Computer” visited Eldon Square Shopping Centre today and drew a big crowd. A couple of pictures are below…
Home > Tyne & Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne > Blog: Latest Gig Listings O2 Academy Newcastle upon Tyne
The o2 Academy on Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SW has just released their new gig listing poster. You can take a look at it here…
If you’re looking for a place to stay whilst visiting the o2 Academy on Westgate Road our bed and breakfast prices and room availability is here: online booking.
Home > Tyne & Wear > Jarrow > Blog: The Codex Amiatinus & The World of Bede Lecture At Bede’s World in Jarrow
Dr Jennifer O’Reilly from the University of Cork will explore aspects and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus at Bede’s World in Jarrow, South Tyneside from 12 noon on Saturday 23rd March 2013. In association with the Lindisfarne Gospels this lecture will explore the making and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus (an 8th century Saxon bible) in the context of the distinctive monastic culture of Wearmouth-Jarrow. Her talk will explore aspects of the making and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus bible, which was produced by the monks of Jarrow and Wearmouth under the direction of Ceolfrith, Abbot of the monastery. It is the oldest complete Latin bible in existence and took several years to produce. Bede and his community had a close bond with Lindisfarne and Prof O’Reilly will highlight the parallels between the illuminated pages of the Codex Amiatinus and the Lindisfarne Gospels.