New books, movies and TV dramas you need to read and watch this year.


Pleasance at EICC, 2nd – 25th Aug 2019

Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular is back by popular demand – featuring all your favourite Cirque Berserk! acts plus some thrilling new ones!

Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly-talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers, and daredevil stuntmen showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills.

Don’t miss the world’s most hair-raising circus act – the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’, live on stage.


Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Edinburgh Summer Sessions have revealed the line-up of artists headlining the seven individual shows this August. Florence + The Machine will open proceedings with a pair of headline shows, taking to Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 August 2019.


Downton Abbey – The Movie

Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The film premières on 13 September 2019.


The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Kingsman star Taron Egerton, The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanuel lead the fantasy series based on the groundbreaking Jim Henson film which will hit our screens 30th August.


Penshaw By LJ Ross

When an old man is burned alive in a sleepy ex-mining village, Detective Chief Inspector Ryan is called in to investigate. He soon discovers that, beneath the facade of a close-knit community, the burn from decades-old betrayal still smoulders. When everyone had a motive, can he unravel the secrets of the past before the killer strikes again?

Meanwhile, back at Northumbria C.I.D., trouble is brewing with rumours of a mole in Ryan’s department. With everyone under suspicion, can he count on anybody but himself?

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

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