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I'm a huge fan of both film & theatre having spent many a great evening at the Tyneside Cinema, Side Cinema, Northern Stage, Live Theatre & People's Theatre here in Newcastle.

I hope, with your input & support , I can organise some great events for the group encompassing films & plays to suit all tastes from mainstream to world cinema, blockbusters to indie film & perhaps offer our support to some local amateur stage productions too. I'd also like to plan trips to various film festivals going forward.

I'd love some feedback as to the sort of films & plays members prefer, their favourite venues & the best days to schedule our meetups.

Upcoming events (5+)

Learn to dance Ceroc - modern jive

Premier Inn Hotel Newcastle Central

Come with me to learn to dance Ceroc which is a fun and lively modern jive dance. It's fun, easy to learn and you dont need a partner. Meet at 7.30pm inside the venue, the New Bridge Premier in hotel , tables on the near side of the room. Beginners class will start at 7.45 then there will be a break for about 20 mins freestyle dancing then another beginners class, or choose the intermediate class if you are already experienced Cost is £7 per lesson plus £2 to join the ceroc club, however there is normally a beginners offer on. Currently free membership offer running. Here is the link to Ceroc website https://www.ceroc.com/ There is a free car park attached to the hotel

SummerTyne Americana Festival 2019 Free events

Sage Gateshead

Who’s interested in this? Come and go as you please. Hopefully the weather will be fantastic to enjoy the outside events. Last year I went to a ticketed event in main Hall and saw a little of the free events. There was a great atmosphere so thought this year I’d do it justice. I plan to go to Sunday’s events too. Might not see everything and go for a wander/change of scenery. “Spend the day seeing the best up-and-coming Americana talent from the North East and beyond, in association with Jumpin’ Hot Club and Americana Music Association. Jumpin’ Hot Stage 1.3opm – 2.20pm Daniel Meade 3pm – 3.50pm Hailbails 4.30pm – 5.20pm Sister Suzie & The Right Band 6pm – 6.50pm I See Hawks in LA plus DJ Stagger Lee Fisher Concourse Stage 12.50pm – 1.30pm Jack Lukeman 5.20pm – 6pm Massy Ferguson & Rachel Harrington 6.15pm – 6.45pm The Adelaides More acts to be announced“ End time unknown so published time is likely to change.

SummerTyne Americana Festival 2019 Free events

Sage Gateshead

Hello Who’s interested in this? Come and go as you please. Hopefully the weather will be fantastic to enjoy the outside events. Last year I went to a ticketed event in main Hall and saw a little of the free events. There was a great atmosphere so thought this year I’d do it justice. I plan to go to Saturday’s events too. Might not see everything and go for a wander/change of scenery. Definitely up for the closing gig. I’ve seen them before and they’re worth staying out late on a Sunday night! :) “Spend the day seeing the best up-and-coming Americana talent from the North East and beyond, in association with Jumpin’ Hot Club and Americana Music Association. Jumpin’ Hot Stage 1.30pm – 2.20pm The King Bees 3pm – 3.50pm Fargo Railroad Company 4.30pm – 5.20pm Barbara Nesbitt Band 6pm – 6.50pm Bennett Wilson Poole plus DJ Stagger Lee Fisher Concourse Stage 12.50pm – 1.30pm Blair Dunlop More acts to be announced Closing Party 11.30pm – 12.30am : Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them. The Tea Pad are seven years into a remarkable story that began with four friends studying at Newcastle University and now sees them playing venues and festivals across the UK and mainland Europe. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences – from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Tom Waits – yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.”

The Lion King

Tyneside Cinema

On the 25th anniversary of the original and much-loved Disney release it's time to return to the African savanna for this all-new live action version in stunning CGI. Directed by Jon Favreau, we welcome back King Mufasa (once again voiced by the peerless James Earl Jones) and his new cub and heir, Simba (Donald Glover). Also starring young Simba's love interest Nala (Beyoncé Knowles), there is a reprise of the role of Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor) as Mufasa's embittered brother and former heir, intent on reclaiming what he believes to be his destiny: the pridelands as his personal fiefdom. And there's also a very welcome return for everybody's favourite wise-cracking warthog and meerkat double act with Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) and Timon (Billy Eichner), complete with the uplifting soundtrack which helped make the original such a favourite with all generations. The film's running time is just under two hours and it will be staged at Newcastle's wonderful independent cinema, The Tyneside. I've deliberately chosen the Tuesday afternoon viewing as tickets are cheaper than usual showings (£6.50 booking fee). There are four differnt screens at the venue and Lion King will be shown on the largest, the Classic (capacity 268). To book logon to www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/book-tickets/35475

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