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What’s on in the North East in September 2023

As the calendar turns to September, the North East region comes alive with an array of events and experiences that promise to keep you busy.


Michael Starring Ben – The Magic of Michael Jackson

1st September 2023

At the o2 City Hall, College House, Northumberland Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF

Experience the mesmerising Michael starring Ben, a captivating homage to the legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

This production displays a live band, delivering the iconic hits of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5.

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Lego Time at Jarrow Focus Library

1st September 2023

Jarrow Focus Library, Cambrian Street, Jarrow, NE32 3QN

Visit Jarrow Focus Library this September:

For a drop-in session that encourages children to engage their imagination and express their creativity using LEGO.

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ABBA Bingo: At Buzz Bingo

2nd September 2023

Buzz Bingo, Gateshead, NE11 9XU

Time to get out your disco flares and round up your mates!

Buzz Bingo welcome you all to their ultimate all-ABBA, all-bingo extravaganza tour!

Attention, dancing queens: The doors swing open at 8:30 pm, and last entry is at 9:30 pm.

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Newcastle’s Craft & Flea

3rd September 2023

10:00-16:00

At the Boiler Shop, 20 South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PE

Craft & Flea brings together a diverse community of independent creators, collectors, designers, and innovators.

Explore the charm of shopping small and local at their unique reimagination of the traditional craft market. Admission: £2.50.

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Arches: Kynren

9th September 2023

7:30-9:00pm

11 Arches, Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7SF

Ninety minutes incorporates two millennia of history, myth, and legend, propelling you alongside young Arthur on his journey.

The saga unfolds with rebellions, wars, magic, grandeur, revelry, all vividly resurrected in an outdoor theatrical extravaganza.

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Thompson Park Family Fun Day

16th September

10:00am-15:00pm

Thompson Rd, Sunderland SR5 1SF

Experience the Thompson Park Family Fun Day: live music, inflatables, games, sports coaching, cycling, and more. Fun for all ages!

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The Dog Show

17th September 2023

The Cumberland Arms, James Pl St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD

From 12pm, all pups welcome!

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Kielder Star Gazing: Jewels of the Universe

23rd September 2023

Kielder Observatory, Unit C Bewick, Prestwick Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9SJ

Kielder Observatory offers to guide you through the night sky, illuminating the celestial wonders visible during those periods.

In case unfavourable weather conditions the team resorts to their digital simulation software.

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Jesus Christ Superstar at the Theatre Royal

26th-30th September

Theatre Royal, 100 Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR

Timothy Sheader directs a new production of the global sensation, Jesus Christ Superstar, at Newcastle Theatre Royal for a week.

Starring Julian Clary as Herod, Ian McIntosh as Jesus, Shem Omari James as Judas, and Hannah Richardson as Mary.

This Olivier-winning revival originated at London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

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Jason King at Trenchers

Every Thursday until 28th September 2023

Spanish City, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG

Join Spanish City for their award-winning fish & chips and soul and swing with Jason King!

Their menu includes Fish & Chips, House Burgers, Vegetarian Options, Grilled Fish, Traditional British Fayre, and Fresh seafood.

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