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7 things to do this weekend

TEESSIDE RESTAURANT WEEK

When: Until Sunday 19th May

Where: Tees Valley

Price: Three courses for £20.00

We love a good restaurant week, and with an ever-growing list of venues we want to try in Tees Valley, this weekend is the perfect time to head down. Running from 13th – 19th May, a huge range of participating restaurants are offering three courses for just £20.00 per person. Time to start browsing those menus…

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DISCOVERING NEW WORLDS

When: Wednesday 15th May, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Where: The Common Room, Newcastle

Price: £10.00

Is there life outside of planet Earth? With an increasing number of star systems and planets discovered each year, humans are inching closer to answering this centuries-old question. You’ll learn more about whether some of these planets could sustain life, how many worlds there could be, the latest discoveries in our universe and more.

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FAKE OR FACT? UNMASKING THE WORLD OF AI-DRIVEN DECEPTION

When: Thursday 16th May, 8.00pm – 9.45pm

Where: Life Science Centre, Newcastle

Price: £10.00

Dive into the darker side of AI with this adults-only talk at the Life Science Centre. Headed by a panel of experts, you’ll gain a better insight into the dangers of AI-generated content, such as deep fake videos of Barack Obama, Tom Cruise and more. How can we be sure that something is true anymore? Is there a way to stop the spread of misinformation? Get all your questions answered at this Science Speakeasy.

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THE SERIAL KILLER NEXT DOOR WITH EMMA KENNY 

When: Friday 17th May, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Where: Stockton Globe Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees

Price: From £13.00

The Serial Killer Next Door is hosted by This Morning’s Emma Kenny – one of the UK’s most notable TV crime commentators. In her 5-star rated show, Emma asks the question: ‘Would you know if you were living next door to a serial killer?’ Taking her guests on a journey into the dark side of humanity, Emma explores the ingredient list of experiences that turns regular people into murderous monsters. Understand how their minds work, what motivates them and, crucially, what they look for in a victim. Dare you look through the eyes of the psychopaths that walk among us? It could just save your life…

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THE DAPPER WEEKENDER

When: Friday 17th May, 6.30pm – Sunday 19th May, 4.00pm

Where: Tyne Bank Brewery

Price: £14.25

Don your most dapper outfits for a weekend of music, food and drinks, motorbikes and style. The Friday event will feature live music and stalls including a tattooist, barber and street food at Tyne Bank Brewery. The Sunday session is a social gathering with a display of over 300 classic-styled bikes, plus street food and stalls. The whole weekend is supported by the ‘Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride’ (DGR) charities, which are Prostate Cancer and Men’s Health Charities.

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NEWCASTLE’S VINTAGE AND MAKERS FLEA MARKET

When: Sunday 19th May, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Where: Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Price: £2.50

Who doesn’t love a craft and flea market? This huge market will take over the Boiler Shop in Newcastle, with a plethora of vintage fashion, collectibles, lifestyle products, local crafts, art and more. Renew your energy with a coffee and some tasty artisan food, then get back to browsing…

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JOY OF PAINTING WITH BOB ROSS

When: Tuesday 21st May, 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Where: Tyne Bank Brewery

Price: £20.21

OK – not strictly this weekend but we know you love these Bob Ross events. Bring out your inner artist at this fun and friendly painting workshop for all abilities. Paint along to one of Bob Ross’s tutorials and watch your masterpiece develop before your eyes as you follow his lead. All supplies are provided, so you just need to turn up. There’ll be delicious local street food, beer and other beverages to keep you fuelled, with a chance to win a gift pack of beers from Tyne Bank Brewery too. This is an 18+ event.

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Want more inspo for things to book? Head to our High Life North events calendar for all of the events you’ll want to know about.

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Laura Kingston
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Laura is the Founder and Editor of High Life North. She had the idea to set up an exclusively digital women’s magazine after feeling there was a gap in the market in the North East. With over 10 years of experience in marketing and PR, Laura had a very clear…

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