7 things to do to warm your heart as autumn arrives

The Sunderland Illuminations and the Spark Drummers | Picture credit: Sunderland City Council

Tom Zanetti – DJ Set

Newcastle University, Saturday 28 October 2017

When a world famous DJ meets the northeast how will he do? Get along to Newcastle University and find out for yourself.

DJ Tom Zanetti is coming to Newcastle | Picture Credit: Seetickets

Tom Zanetti has performed in front of thousands of crazed fans all over the world.

From the famous nightclubs of Ibiza, to the swanky venues of London, he has globalized himself and shown Dance Music fans why he is exactly where he is meant to be.

Tickets cost £11.00

Liam Gallagher – As You Were Tour

Metro Radio Arena, Wednesday 1 November

Ex-Oasis and Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has recently launched a solo career, and to celebrate the release of his album As You Were, Liam is touring the UK in the autumn.

Liam Gallagher brings his As You Were tour to the Metro Radio Arena | Picture Credit: Metro Radio Arena

Playing at the Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena as his first English date, Liam will perform songs from his new album and undoubtedly some Oasis classics!

Tickets are £40.15 (plus booking fee) and selling out fast, so don’t miss it!

Hairspray and Mamma Mia

Sunderland Empire, Monday 25 to Saturday 30 September (Hairspray) and Tuesday 17 October to Saturday 11 November (Mamma Mia!)

Hold on to your hairbrush and Money, Money, Money because Hairspray and Mamma Mia! are coming to Sunderland!

Two of London’s biggest West End musicals are taking to the road and landing in the region this autumn.

If you are interested in going, tickets for Hairspray are from £16.25 (plus booking fee) with discounts available for theatre card members.

Mamma Mia! tickets are from £17.50 (plus booking fee).

Intu Metrocentre – Student night

Wednesday 27 September

Intu Metrocentre will be hosting the biggest student shopping night of the year.

The annual event has huge discounts and freebies to students from across the region.

Offers will include 20% off Superdrug, River Island, The Body shop and Topshop.

You can pre-register to get access to an exclusive competition. After registering, students can collect their wristbands from the Metrocentre on the day of the event.

For more information visit the Intu Metrocentre website here.

Sunderland Illuminations

24 September to 5 November

The region’s biggest and best light display will be back for another spectacular run this autumn.

With a Disney theme for 2017, complemented by pirates, dinosaurs and fairies, there promises to be something for everyone.

Roker Park will be open until 10.00pm every Thursday to Sunday, and every night during half-term, and will be transformed into a Festival of Light.

Tickets cost £2.00 on the day.

Sunderland Active Big Walk

Herrington Country Park, Sunday 1 October

Discover rural Wearside with a range of walks aimed at getting people active in the region.

There will be walks of 3, 7 and 11 miles and will be suitable to novices and experienced walkers alike.

A scavenger hunt available for children on the 3 mile walk, and it will also be accessible for people with mobility issues.

Entry is £10.00 per person and includes an Active Sunderland t-shirt, medal and goody bag.

Tap Factory

Sunderland Empire, Tuesday 3 October

Enjoy a fun, rhythm-based theatre show which showcases urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics.

If you fancy witnessing a spectacular show that is slightly different to the norm, then this is the show for you

Tickets are from £19.15 (plus booking fee) with discounts available to theatre card holders.

Words by Faiza Zeb, Maryam Ali, Kieran Macadie and Louis Jon Coates

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