The Northern Echo: What's On In The North-East

Marmozets – The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets

The Northern Echo:

7:54pm Monday 29th September 2014

WHETHER she is spitting out lyrics like a Gatling gun or whispering words in hushed tones, Becca MacIntyre certainly makes an impression.

Serenade: Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sage Gateshead

The Northern Echo:

11:33am Monday 29th September 2014

Music scholars for many years believed Haydn’s Cello Concerto No 2 in D Major to be the creation of Anton Kraft, a preeminent cellist who took composition lessons from maestro himself.

Madness – One Step Beyond 35th Anniversary Edition

The Northern Echo:

1:16am Saturday 27th September 2014

THIRTY-five years down the line and Madness retain a special place in the nation's musical heart.

Erasure – The Violet Flame

The Northern Echo:

12:59am Saturday 27th September 2014

ERASURE first entered the spotlight almost three decades ago. I know because I remember seeing them perform for a kids’ TV programme at a theme park I was holidaying near as a youngster.

Steps that will pave the way for bountiful year

The Northern Echo:

2:43pm Friday 26th September 2014

Hannah Stephenson presents essential tips to help prepare the garden for next season – with a bit of help from TV presenter Diarmuid Gavin

Best of the bunch: Physalis (Chinese Lantern)

2:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

THIS spreading, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial has insignificant creamy bell-shaped flowers in midsummer before inflated, papery 5cm lanterns emerge which turn from green to beige and then orange-red in autumn.

Good enough to eat: Overwintering Onions

2:38pm Friday 26th September 2014

ONIONS are so easy to grow and they make a great fill-in veg when much of your vegetable plot has been left vacant after your main harvests.

What to do this week?

2:38pm Friday 26th September 2014

Keep collecting seed from perennials and alpines and watch out for any tree and shrub seeds you might want to save.

Hop down to your local butcher and try this one

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12:18pm Friday 26th September 2014

Wild rabbit in cider

Horn of plenty?

The Northern Echo:

10:15am Friday 26th September 2014

Hot on the horns of World Rhino Day, Sarah Marshall suggests tourism should be leading the charge for protecting these beautiful animals

Strictly back

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10:12am Friday 26th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Strictly Come Dancing, Golf: The Ryder Cup and The Graham Norton Show

Polar Express

10:10am Friday 26th September 2014

THE Polar Express Train Ride has organised fun X Factor-style auditions to find part of the cast for the Christmas event in Weardale this winter.

Good, clean family fun

The Northern Echo:

10:13am Friday 26th September 2014

Joe Willis and his family enjoy summer seaside fun on the Yorkshire coast

Orchestra North East

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Friday 26th September 2014

THE globally-acclaimed violinist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny will be returning to Durham City for a concert with Orchestra North East next month.

Steps that will pave the way for bountiful year

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4:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Hannah Stephenson presents essential tips to help prepare the garden for next season – with a bit of help from TV presenter Diarmuid Gavin

Revealing Wilde days in court

The Northern Echo:

11:27am Thursday 25th September 2014

Merlin Holland is Oscar Wilde’s grandson and author of Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquis, the first unabridged publication of the famous libel trial. He spoke to Helen Brown about his current work The Trials of Oscar Wilde, which will play at Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal before transferring to The West End. This performance has been moved from October 18 to October 11

Crathorne Arms, Crathorne, near Yarm, North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:

11:24am Thursday 25th September 2014

Chris Lloyd finds the real McCoy for food as he visits the Crathorne Arms, near Yarm

In the market for fun

The Northern Echo:

11:14am Thursday 25th September 2014

JABBERWOCKY Market returns to venues in and around Darlington from next Thursday until Sunday, October 5 for four days of live events performed by local and national artists, as well as workshops, talks and fun activities for audiences of all ages.

Still one of the Goodies

The Northern Echo:

11:12am Thursday 25th September 2014

Viv Hardwick discovers that Tim Brooke-Taylor is looking forward to a return to Darlington

‘It’s still exciting’

The Northern Echo:

11:10am Thursday 25th September 2014

She’s had to change the key in some of those classic 1980s hits, but after three decades in the biz, Kylie is still on a high the eternally youthful star tells Andy Welch

Growing old... dramatically

The Northern Echo:

11:08am Thursday 25th September 2014

Steve Pratt talks to professionals and amateurs about a project aiming to give the elderly more say

Film releases

The Northern Echo:

11:05am Thursday 25th September 2014

What We Did On Our Holiday, 4/5 stars (12A, 95 mins)

DVD/Blu-ray releases

The Northern Echo:

11:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

Blended, 300: Rise Of An Empire, Postman Pat: The Movie and The Walking Dead – Fourth Season

Album reviews

The Northern Echo:

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

SBTRKT: Wonder Where We Land

Always Faithfull

The Northern Echo:

10:57am Thursday 25th September 2014

Not even a broken back and fractured hip could stop Marianne Faithfull recording her new album, she tells Andy Welch... just don’t mention Mick Jagger

Five minutes with Ella Eyre

The Northern Echo:

10:53am Thursday 25th September 2014

Ella Eyre is a 20-year-old singer from London. She appeared on Rudimental’s single Waiting All Night, and with Naughty Boy and Wiz Khalifa on Think About It. She releases her new single, Comeback, on Sunday, and tours to Tyneside next month

Stoking the fire

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10:15am Thursday 25th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Marvellous, Who Do You Think You Are? and Never Teach Your Wife to Drive

Regeneration, York Theatre Royal

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10:13am Thursday 25th September 2014

NOT having read Pat Barker’s trilogy of First World War-set books in which poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owens go to war, I’m in no position to make comparisons between stage and page versions.

The Lion King, Sunderland Empire

10:13am Thursday 25th September 2014

WHEN the full-size elephant in the room earns a round of applause for carefully negotiating its way from stalls to stage you've got a show you'll never forget.

Country by Viv Hardwick

11:19am Thursday 25th September 2014

Tim McGraw: Sundown Heaven Town (Decca/Big Machine records)

Classical by Gavin Engelbrecht

11:18am Thursday 25th September 2014

WHAT’S ON: Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead at 7.30pm on Thursday.

Folk by Jez Lowe

11:17am Thursday 25th September 2014

THERE’S a terrific mixture of acoustic music across the region in the week ahead, starting tonight way up in Northumberland, where Rothbury Roots at The Queens Head has the popular duo Hicks and Goulburn, who also appear at The Clef and cask in Cramlington next Tuesday.

Jazz by Peter Bevan

11:17am Thursday 25th September 2014

WHAT’S ON: Saturday, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Yarm School, Stockton, 01642-786023; Sunday (6pm), JazzTones, Forum Music Centre, Darlington, 01325-363135.

Animal magic

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10:16am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Our Zoo, The Great British Bake Off and Scott & Bailey

Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee: Darlington Civic Theatre

10:13am Wednesday 24th September 2014

AGATHA Christie wrote Black Coffee as a stage play which was less than enthusiastically received when first performed in 1930. It was later turned into two films, one in French, and eventually resurrected as a novel.

Lily of the abbey

The Northern Echo:

3:16pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Downton actress Lily James tells Jeananne Craig what’s in store for the new series – and why she loved getting a taste of downstairs life in her new film, Cinderella

Turner’s prize role

The Northern Echo:

3:14pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Before returning to Albert Square, Lacey Turner donned her Army fatigues for Our Girl, which returns as a series this month. She tells Susan Griffith about doing real-life soldiers justice

Sam predicts a riot

The Northern Echo:

3:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Former ‘trolley boy’ Sam Claflin couldn’t be more different from his posh character in The Riot Club, and it seems his modest start has made success even sweeter. Keeley Bolger finds out about juggling ambition with married life

A grand tour of the nation’s treasures

The Northern Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A whistlestop child and purse-friendly weekend break in London is possible with the help of the right hotel, as Emily Flanagan discovers

On the crest of a wave

The Northern Echo:

2:58pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

With Russia seemingly stepping further away from Europe each day, Wesley Johnson looks at the benefits of reaching the country’s ‘window to the West’ on the high seas

The mighty oak

The Northern Echo:

2:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The oak has a special place in history – and our hearts

Renovation rescue

The Northern Echo:

2:35pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A big renovation project can get the better of you, but there are ways to make the experience less traumatic

Roam at home

The Northern Echo:

2:33pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Banish post-holiday blues by evoking exotic style that lasts well beyond your travels. Gabrielle Fagan sources destination decor

Precious moments

The Northern Echo:

1:05pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Having teamed up to design a jewellery collection featuring sterling silver and semi precious stones, mother and daughter team Helen and Annie Rennison talk to Ruth Addicott about their new venture

Return of the trickiest man

The Northern Echo:

12:45pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Steve Pratt catches up with rising star of TV magic Ben Hanlin

Sweet basil crème brulée

The Northern Echo:

12:43pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I’VE done crème brulée before but I make no apologies for doing it again because this is a nice variation on the theme. Still one of the most popular desserts in the restaurant – alongside the sticky toffee pudding – we use various things to flavour them but this is probably one of the more unusual. Of course we normally think of basil as savoury, but give this a try. It really works well.

Here’s to the food of love

The Northern Echo:

12:41pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Dining in Penang, Malaysia, is among the best six meals in the history of the universe

Barely there beauty

The Northern Echo:

12:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The new trend in make-up is wearing no make-up – or at least, looking like you’re wearing no make-up. Claire Spreadbury discovers the art of barely-there beauty

Get the London look

The Northern Echo:

12:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Get a sneak peek at the trends for spring/summer 2015. Lisa Haynes sits front row at London Fashion Week

Five minutes with Sir Roger Moore

The Northern Echo:

12:13pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Sir Roger Moore has spent his acting career playing suave and sophisticated characters – he’s pretty smooth in real life, too. Now 86, he’s still going strong, recently started touring a oneman show and has published a new book of memoirs, entitled Last Man Standing. Here he talks about both, as well as his plans for the future, why he became an actor and what it was like taking over the role of James Bond from Sean Connery



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