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REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Sunderland Empire, until November 11

It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to venture into a theatre to see Mamma Mia!, the hugely successful jukebox musical inspired by the songs of ABBA.
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A scene from Grease. Picture by Paul Coltas.

REVIEW: Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until Saturday, October 21

Grease was the word on everyone's lips as they emerged from the Theatre Royal Newcastle after the opening night of the popular feelgood musical yesterday.
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Joseph Wilson at his exhibition at Woodhorn Museum

Showcase of North East artwork

Woodhorn Museum’s exhibition programme this autumn features the work of two North East photographers.

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Jonnie Robinson will talk at the annual roland Bibby Memorial Lecture.

Lectures mark 100th year of inspiring man

The lead curator of spoken English at the British Library will be the first of two speakers at a memorial lecture in Morpeth this weekend.

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Masterchef Finalist Lorna Robertson demonstrates her skills at Morpeth Food Festival

Thousands turn out for town’s two-day festival of food and drink

Thousands enjoyed a packed weekend of food and entertainment at Morpeth’s fifth annual Festival of Food and Drink.

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Ria Jones as Norma Desmond

THEATRE REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, October 14

The role of Norma Desmond, the faded silent-movie star desperate to cling onto the glories of the past, is one of the most iconic in modern musical theatre.
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Keith Slater, founder of Whitehouse Farm Centre, is pictured with Nelson, the farms new mascot.

Record summer for farm centre

A Northumberland family attraction is celebrating after a record-breaking summer.

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Ken’s dream becomes reality

Ken’s dream becomes reality

A Morpeth man has published his first book — a children’s story which has been five years in the making.

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The band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will be playing at Morpeth Food and Drink Festival.

Culinary capers and tasty treats on offer at town’s two-day festival

Morpeth is preparing to welcome hundreds of visitors this weekend as the market town hosts its annual two-day Festival of Food and Drink.

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Ponteland Repertory Society took the performance award at NODA awards night.

Society reaps rewards from 90th anniversary

A Ponteland drama group has won a prestigious accolade.

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Sycamore Gap by Edward Forster.

No grey areas in pair’s photographic talent

Morpeth Camera Club

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Pianist David Murray with his son Christopher on cello and Cerys Jones on violin

Pianist delighted his audience

Morpeth lunchtime concert, September 13, at St George’s United Reformed Church.

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Agnet of Influence will  be staged at Wingates Memorial Hall

A right royal period political intrigue

The autumn season of Highlights Touring Theatre comes to Wingates next week.

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Captain Roland Bibby at the front of his platoon in Burma

Memorial lectures will mark centenary of Captain Bibby

A prominent figure in the world of North Eastern dialect studies will be celebrated at an annual lecture in Morpeth.

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Sanderson Arcade Beadles with left to right Alex Knight and Medi Parry from The Arcade, Bev Simpson from North Chocolates, Kate Simmons from The Pudding Parlour and Lottie Thompson from The Arcade with the new display unveiled this week

Packed weekend is planned for festival

Organisers of Morpeth’s annual festival of food and drink have a got a packed weekend of events lined up to put the town on the region’s foodie map.

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The Aurora Borealis by Jed Wee.

Inspiring images on photographic travels

Morpeth Camera Club

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Taking theatre to villages

Taking theatre to villages

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme has announced a new season of shows heading to village halls across the county this autumn.

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Tim Healy selfiw with golfers

Golf and Geordie dinner event raises much-needed care funds

A star-studded evening celebrating all things ‘Geordie, together with a celebrity golf day, raised much-needed funds to help with the care costs for a close friend of North East star Tim Healy.

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Cragside by Glyn Trueman.

Summer walks keep camera club busy

Morpeth Camera Club

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Exhibits at Longhirst Village Show.

Villagers put the pick of produce on display

Mouth-watering treats will be served up in Longhirst as it raises the curtain on show time.

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