List of Entertainment in this Week Starting from Today Only
ROCK & POP
1. Celebrate good friday at The Old Brown Jug , @Newcastle: Good Friday Special with the Original Reckless DJs with Original Reckless Mania Party. From 9pm-2am. Pay admission on the door.
2.The Albion, @Newcastle: Resident DJ Garside with funk, soul and Motown. Admission free before 10pm, £2 after. Until 2am.
3.Nantwich Civic Hall, @Nantwich: China Crisis plus Derek Forbes and Brian McGee, ex-Simple Minds. Doors open at 7.45pm. Telephone 01270 628633.
4.The Full Moon, @Liverpool Road, Newcastle: Substance, plus Sound Casino, followed by DJ SweetJayne. Pay £3 on the door.
5.The Hollybush, @Northwood: Awol, rock covers. 9.30pm start. Free entry.
1.The Sugarmill, @Hanley: Opting For Oblivion, Vinyl Overdrive, Lynus, from 7pm. Admission £4. Telephone 01159 454 593.
2.The Black Swan, @Leek: Rollin’ Home (rock ‘n’ roll/blues), 9.30pm, free admission. Telephone 01538 528353.
3.The Old Brown Jug, @Newcastle: Easter Saturday Special, indie, rock ‘n’ roll and dance with the Terracotta Army and OK Corral. Admission is £3 from 9pm, 2am bar.
4.The Albion, @Newcastle: Resident DJ Garside with dance, soul and Motown. Admission free before 10pm, £2 after. Until 2am.
5.Nantwich Civic Hall, @Nantwich: Alvin Stardust, plus Paul Larcombe & The Passionates. Doors open at 7.45pm. Telephone 01270 628633.
6.The Old Star, @Uttoxeter: The Cavemen (punk/pop), from 9pm. Telephone Baz on 01889 562025.
7.The Full Moon, @Liverpool Road, Newcastle: Are You Experienced? Jimi Hendrix tribute. £5 on the door.
8.The Hollybush, @Northwood: Saturday Night With Ozzy, 8.30pm start. Free entry.
The Old Brown Jug, @Newcastle: Easter Sunday Music Special with the Black Apples and special guests. Free entry from 8pm, 1am bar.
Nantwich Civic Hall, @Nantwich: 60s night with Marmalade and The Equals. Doors open at 7.45pm. Telephone 01270 628633.
The Full Moon, @Liverpool Road, Newcastle: The Resurrection Festival, featuring 12 bands over two days. £4 entry all day. DJ Dave Heathen plays between the bands.
The Hollybush, @Northwood: Karaoke, 7pm start. Free entry.
The Old Brown Jug, @Newcastle: All day charity gig with live bands and DJs through the day from 3pm. Admission £4 by wristband, 1am bar. In aid of Greenpeace.
Nantwich Civic Hall, @Nantwich: Nearly Dan (Steely Dan tribute), doors open 1.45pm, show until 4pm. Followed by The Blues Band at 7.45pm (rhythm and blues). Telephone 01270 628633.
The Full Moon, @Liverpool Road, Newcastle: The Resurrection Festival, featuring 12 bands over two days. £4 entry all day. DJ Dave Heathen plays between the band
The Old Brown Jug, @Newcastle: Salsa Night with KdeeK Dance Studios. Free admission before 9pm, £1 after. Salsa prizes including best dancer. 1am bar.
The Sugarmill, @Hanley: Swimming, Foreign Office, Maps of Columbus. From 7.30pm. Admission £6. Telephone 01159 454 593.
The Full Moon, @Liverpool Road, Newcastle: Shootout original music contest, every Thursday until the end of May. £2 entry.
The Hollybush, @Northwood: Karaoke, 8.30pm start. Free entry.
Erasure @a new media exhibition, is now showing at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Hanley, and features work from the Arts Council collection and local artists. Continues until May 2.
Rita Banks @displays a selection of her new paintings at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle, until May 14. Rita’s works are based on colour and landscape. For further information, telephone 01782 717962.
Michael Pritchard@ displays his art work at The Radford Gallery, Radford Street, Stone, until April 30. Display includes an industrial heritage portfolio, original paintings and fine art prints, focusing on images of the Potteries. For more information, telephone the gallery on 01785 817870.
Stafford Photographic Society@ meets on Tuesdays at The Gatehouse Theatre, Eastgate St, Stafford at 7.30pm. New members and visitors are welcome. There is a weekly door fee of £2.50. This is reduced to £1 on becoming a member.
JAZZ & FOLK
King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys@ perform a free concert in the square in Nantwich tomorrow as part of Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival. Starts at 11.15am.
Traditional jazz @will be performed at The Old Brown Jug, in Newcastle, on Sunday between 1pm and 3pm. Free admission, and oatcakes will be served.
Eric Newton’s Willy’s Weepers @play for Stafford Jazz Society on Sunday, at Stafford Rangers FC Social Club, Astonfields Road, Stafford, from 12.30pm until 3.30pm. Admission charge is £6 for members, £8 for non-members. For inquiries, telephone 01785 226950.
Stafford Jazz and Blues Festival @takes place on Easter Monday at The Pie and Ale House, 36 Crabbery Street, Stafford. Performing from 1pm are The Patsy Gamble Band (saxophone), admission £4 or £6; Outhouse at 5pm, admission £8, with Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson as guest, and Gilad Atzmon (saxophone/clarinet) from 8pm. An all-day ticket for £15 is available on the day. No advance ticket sales. To book a table for any of the concerts, telephone The Pie and Ale House on 01785 226108.
Wabash Jazz Band @perform a clarinet jamboree at Norton Jazz Club on Thursday, at Norton Cricket Club, Community Drive, Smallthorne from 8.30pm-11pm. Admission is £5. For more information call Denis on 01782 621678.
The Potteries Folk Club @meets at Foxfield Railway Station, Blythe Bridge, on the second Friday of each month. Call 01782 813401 for more information.
Sandbach Folk Club @meets on Tuesdays in the Market Tavern, starting at 8.45pm. For more information call organiser Winston Baldwin on 07815 721933.
An open mic/acoustic @night is held at The Red Lion, Checkley (near Tean), every Wednesday, 8pm start. Free entry. Tel: 01538 722003.
An open mic night@ takes place every Friday at The Blacksmiths Arms, Alton. Call 01889 563123 for details. Starts 9pm. Free admission.
Jazz nights @held every Tuesday at Cadwaladers Cafe, Trentham Gardens, from 7pm-9pm. Free admission. Telephone 01782 654177.
Open mic with Bob Williams and Steve Massey @ at The Sneyd Arms Hotel, Tower Square, Tunstall, every Monday. Starts 9.15pm. Free entry.
Open mic @takes place every Sunday at The Linley Tavern, Talke Road, Alsager, with Mick, Steve and Andy (New Image).
Paul Walker’s open mic night @ every Monday at Granvilles, Stone, at 9pm. Free admission. Call 01785 816658 for more details.
North Staffs Accordion Club @gets together every Tuesday at 7.30pm. For more information contact the following email: accordions@northstaffsaccordion club.co.uk.
Open mic night@ at the Doveridge Village Club on Tuesdays at 9pm. For more details call Eddie and Janet on 01889 563123.
Paul Walker’s open mic night@ every Tuesday at Blakeys Café Bar, Newcastle. Starts 9pm.
Acoustic night @at the White Star, Stoke, every Wednesday with various artists. Free entry. Call 07817 208152 for more details. Starts 9pm.
Steve Hayes and Les Hunt@ every Wednesday with guests at Blakeys Café Bar, Newcastle. Starts 9pm. Free admission.
Buskers Night @ every Thursday night at The Blacksmiths Arms, Birch Cross, near Marchington. Starts 9pm. Free admission. Call 01889 569343 for information.
Iolanthe, @by Gilbert and Sullivan, will be performed at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, tomorrow at 7.30pm. For ticket information telephone 0844 8717649.
April in Paris,@ written and directed by John Godber, will be performed at The New Vic theatre, Newcastle, until tomorrow. For ticket information, telephone 01782 717962.
Blood Brothers, @by Willy Russell, continues at The Regent theatre, Hanley, until tomorrow. For ticket information, telephone 0844 871 7649.
The Stone Gang Show, @performed by the Scouts of Stone and District, continues at the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford, until tomorrow. For ticket information telephone 01785 254653.
Roary The Racing Car@ will be performed at the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford, on Sunday at 1pm. Family tickets available. Telephone 01785 254653.
Mark Thomas @performs his new show The Wall at the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford, on Tuesday at 8pm. Tickets £15. Telephone 01785 254653.
Studs, @a play by Gordon Steel, will be performed at the Met Studio, Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford, on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Tickets £11. Telephone 01785 254653.
Tell Me On A Sunday, @starring Claire Sweeney, begins at The Regent theatre, Hanley, on Tuesday at 7.30pm and runs until April 30. For ticket information, telephone 0844 871 7649.
After Miss Julie @by Patrick Marber begins on Wednesday at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle, and runs until April 30. For tickets, telephone 01782 717962.
Jenny Eclair @performs at the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford, on Thursday at 8pm. Tickets £16.50. Over 16s only. Telephone 01785 254653.
Roy Chubby Brown @performs at The Lyceum theatre, Crewe, on Thursday at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Telephone the box office on 01270 537333.
Proof, @by David Auburn, is now showing at The New Vic theatre, Newcastle, until June 4. Ticket prices start at £9.50. Telephone the box office on 01782 717962.
The Rivals @by Richard Brinsley Sheridan is performed at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle, until July 28. Tickets for the comedy start at £9.50. For more information, telephone the box office on 01782 717962.
Bar 360, @Newhall Street, Hanley, tomorrow: Freakcore night, with Deathmachine (Reble Scum), Crazy 2nr (Rigormortis), Addiction (North), Joe ET (Oblivion), fresh b2b Jake P (Freakcore), Minty (Freakcore), Mondo, D-spair. From 9pm until 5am. Tickets £8 on the door.
Uttoxeter Choral Society @is looking for more male members to join them. Women currently outnumber men by two to one, so more tenors and basses are required to balance the sound. No audition is necessary to join. The society meet every Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the hall of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Balance Street, Uttoxeter. For further details visit www.uttoxeterchoralsociety.co.uk
Stone Male Voice Choir@ invites new members to join them. No auditions required. Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm at Bromfield Court, Stone. For more information call 01785 604032.
Audley Male Voice Choir@ welcome new members. Come and sing in a relaxed atmosphere with a successful choir. Rehearsals take place every Thursday at Audley Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm. For more information call Malcolm Simpson on 01782 639437.
Newcastle Male Voice Choir @rehearse at Newcastle Methodist Church, Ryecroft, on Fridays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Any singers interested in joining should call Glyn Plant on 01782 660613.
The North Staffs Organ and Keyboard Club@ present the best professional artists in concert on the first Thursday of every month at Wolstanton WMC, High Street, Newcastle. The third Thursday of every month is open night where home players take their own instruments and play for fellow members. Concert admission is £4 for non members, and £3 for members. For more information call Tony Lawton on 01782 858907.
City Of Stoke-on-Trent Male Voice Choir@ want lads, dads and grandads to sing male voice harmony with them, most of which is in English. No audition required, just a love of singing. Uniform provided. Come along on Thursdays from 7.30pm-9.30pm to the Central Hall, The Strand, Longton, or call Tony Capper on 01782 313282/ 323674.
The North Staffs Accordion Club @welcome all accordion enthusiasts, playing and non-playing. A Club Night is held at Holditch Miner’s Welfare Club, Chesterton, at 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month. The venue also hosts a band practice on all other Tuesdays, and a beginners’ class every Monday at 7.30pm. Call 01782 823668 for more details.
Biddulph Male Voice Choir @calls on anyone who would like to sing. No audition necessary and don’t worry if you can’t read music or have not sung in a choir before, as it is within a relaxed and friendly environment. We use learning techniques that enable you to pick things up very easily. Uniforms and music are provided. The men meet for rehearsals at Biddulph High School every Wednesday evening from 7pm-9pm. Please come along. For more information call Colin Heath on 01782 785926.