These music gigs will pick you up now that the school holidays are over - take a look below at what's on.
Whatever style of music you're into, there's plenty of music gigs from which to choose across Durham. Our city also gets top talent on the stage with theatre and comedy performances. Here's what's on this week, September 2-8 2019.
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Durham live music and theatre #1: Hilarity Bites Comedy Club, Newton Aycliffe
The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe hosts this week's Hilarity Bites Comedy Club, on Wednesday September 4, doors 7.30pm.
The lineup includes Andrew Bird, of whom Michael McIntyre said: "Birdie supported me on my arena tour and made me laugh every night. A truly excellent comedian"; Bethany Black, who was given five stars by Three Weeks, which said: "Her journey to Channel Four, Doctor Who and steadily rising star status makes for hilarious if sometimes incredulous listening"; and host Rob Mulholland, who the York Press said had: "Perfect delivery...had the audience bursting into spontaneous applause".
Tickets cost £6 plus 60p booking fee. You can purchase tickets* from the official booking page.
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Durham live music and theatre #2: The Lake Poets, Old Cinema Launderette
The Lake Poets is Marty Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland. Inspired by artists such as Elvis Perkins, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Villagers, Feist, and Van Morrison, Martin's output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful. Lead single 'Your Face' from The Lake Poets' debut album has received over eight million Spotify plays as well steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, and BBC 6 Music.
The Lake Poets is at Launderette Sessions at the Old Cinema Launderette on Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate Moor on Wednesday September 4 and Thursday September 5, doors 7pm.
Tickets cost £2 plus £2 booking fee. You can purchase tickets* from the official booking page.
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Durham live music and theatre #3: Sam Carter, Old Cinema Launderette
On Friday September 6, it's the turn of Sam Carter at the Old Cinema Launderette, doors 7pm. Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
General admission* is £16 plus £1.60 booking fee from the official booking page.
Durham live music and theatre #4: India Electric Co, Old Cinema Launderette
The final Old Cinema Launderette gig of the week is India Electric Co. The Independent on Sunday said: "Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light".
Tickets cost £15 plus £1.50 booking fee. You can purchase tickets* from the official booking page.
Durham live music and theatre #5: David Halls organ recital, Durham Cathedral
David Halls is the director of music at Salisbury Cathedral. He has been playing the piano since the age of four, and graduated with an honours degree in music from Worcester College in 1984, where he held an organ scholarship. He has been awarded numerous prizes including the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He has been director of music at Salisbury Cathedral since 2005, as well as touring internationally and recording four solo albums.
David Halls' organ recital is on Wednesday September 4 at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £12 from the official booking page.