(image: Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra courtesy of Ian West)

North Eastern Swing takes to the road with Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra play their own brand of Western swing, blues, Gypsy jazz and country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it, and they’ll be setting out on the road to promote their second album, Talk About the Weather.

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Beautiful Warmth

Dark comedy of the 80s revisited in new play The Beautiful Warmth at Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Remember the good ole 1980s? If the buzz around new play The Beautiful Warmth is anything to go by, you may not need to remember it – the dark comedy deals with the relationships between humanity, consumerism, and the desire for professional success. You can’t get more ’80s than that.

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Al Bahr Towers

Buildings, technology and archicture that work with the sun and environment

Digesting too many dystopian visions of the future might make you suspect that technology is working against you, but an exhibition at The Werkstatt shows that new technology in architecture and building design can help address the social and environmental impact of the modern world.

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