Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden, until May

10 things to do indoors in the North East this weekend


Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden, until May

This week saw the opening of Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life In Drawing at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. It features 12 drawings by the Italian master which are on show as part of a national tour to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.
Sunderland is one of only 12 UK venues chosen by the Royal Collection Trust to simultaneously host the exhibition, which will feature a total of 144 of the Renaissance master’s drawings across the country.
Tickets are £2.50 and need to be pre-booked at https://sunderlandculture.org.uk/


Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until February 2

Scotland’s national dance company, the award-winning Scottish Ballet, is making a welcome return to Newcastle this week with its production of Cinderella. 
Immerse yourself in a world of magic and glamour at Newcastle Theatre Royal all this week until Saturday.
The only city outside Scotland to be getting a visit from Christopher Hampson’s highly-acclaimed Cinderella, Newcastle audiences are in for a treat.


Youth Arts Exhibition, Arts Centre Washington, until March 9

The annual Youth Arts Exhibition at Arts Centre Washington opened this week.
Entitled Bright Lights, this year’s display runs until March 9.
This year’s exhibition takes a twist as the young artists also become the gallery curators.
All the works have been made by talented young artists in the city aged 11 to 19.
Entry is free. Tel: 0191 561 3455 or visit the website artscentrewashington.co.uk for more details.


The Rocky Horror Show, Sunderland Empire, until February 2

The Rocky Horror Show is running at Sunderland Empire all this week until February 2.
Get ready to do the Timewarp with Trigger Happy TV’s Dom Joly as Narrator. He stars alongside Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton as Janet and a1’s Ben Adams as Brad.


Ozzy Osbourne, Utilita Arena, Newcastle, February 5

Ozzy Osbourne with special guest Judas Priest will be at Newcastle Arena on Tuesday.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter will be performing his No More Tours 2 tour, a reference to his 1992 No More Tours trek. The European dates extends the North American tour. He’ll be performing with his long time collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Blasko (bass), Tommy Clufetos (drums) and Adam Wakeman (keyboards).


Bobby Thompson, Durham Gala Theatre, February 1 and 2

Written and performed by Pete Peverley, The Bobby Thompson Story focuses on the life of the Sunderland comic.
Bobby’s Woodbine smoking Little Waster alter ego became a folk hero across the North East, yet this hid a man troubled by drink, gambling debts and the tax man.
This touching, heartfelt and very funny celebration of the life and work of this comic legend is at Gala Theatre, Durham, on February 1 and 2


Jason Cook Comedy Club, Customs House, South Shields, February 1 and 2

Jason Cook’s Comedy Club is at Customs House, South Shields, on Friday and Saturday at 7.45pm.
The monthly comedy club brings TV names, daft guests and surprises to The Customs House.
Due to the nature of the content, the shows, which take place in the main auditorium, are for people aged 16 and over.
Tickets are priced from £10.50 each, available online from www.customshouse.co.uk or from Tel. 0191 454 1234.


Anna Nicholson, Arts Centre Washington, February 2

Comedian Anna Nicholson will perform her Woman of the Year show at Arts Centre Washington this Saturday at 7.30pm.
After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Anna returns to the North East with her debut character comedy show.
Catch the show before its international debut at the Adelaide Fringe.
In a time where female equality and liberation are top talking points comes a refreshingly light-hearted and charming character comedy show which celebrates entertaining, endearing and empowered women.
Through a combination of sketch and song meet the four nominees for this year’s Woman of the Year award. 
Tickets from Tel: 0191 561 3455 or online at artscentrewashington.co.uk


Deeds Not Words, Customs House, South Shields, February 7

Abbott Dance Theatre Presents Deeds Not Words at Customs House, South Shields, on Thursday, February 7.
To Mark the 2018 centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act 1918 (where some women over 30+ won the right to vote in the UK); Abbott Dance Theatre presents a moving, energetic piece of dance theatre highlighting and commemorating women’s suffrage in the UK, featuring choral music and community dance.