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Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights

When: August 12 Where: The Maltings, Berwick Contact: (01289) 330999

Gary Ryan won Stars In Their Eyes in the early 1990s and is regarded as the finest Neil Diamond tribute act. Apparently even Diamond himself says he's good.

The Wingates Band

When: August 12 Where: Whitley Bay Playhouse Contact: (0191) 252-3505

One of Britain's oldest and finest brass bands, founded in 1873 by bible class members from the Bolton area.

Music in Millennium Place

When: August 12, 11am-1pm Where: Millennium Place, outside Gala Theatre, Durham Contact: (0191) 443-4571

Ensembles from Folkworks Summer Schools provide outdoor music.

Folkworks Durham Gathering: Folk Picnic

When: August 12, 2pm-4.30pm Where: Grounds of DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery Contact: (0191) 443-4571

A relaxed afternoon of free music. This year's categories are Feeding Time at the Zoo, the English Country Garden Picnic, the World Culture Picnic and the Traditional North-East Picnic.

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