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Things to do next week

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Alchemy is the largest festival of South Asian arts and culture in the UK. Mother Tongues from Father Lands, telling the real life stories of South Asian women and performed by Shobu Kapoor (pictured), Sajeela Kershi* and Shyama Perera, is one of its headline events.

3 June, Cast ( 


Theatre Témoin’s The Marked uses masks, puppetry and physical theatre to navigate a haunting, mystical world inspired by real-life stories of homelessness.*

4 June, The Hub @ Slung Low ( 


Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott and their band will perform an intimate warm-up show prior to their headline gig at Hull’s KC Lightstream Stadium on 3 June.

1 June, Parr Hall ( 


Alt-rock band Nothing But Thieves tour ahead of the release of their second album, Broken Machine.

30 York, Fibbers (


Ullswater-based Reach Beyond Adventure shares some expedition skills in its popular bushcraft sessions for ages 4-plus. Archery, fire lighting and campfire cooking are included.

29 and 31 May, Rheged Centre (


The National Children’s Museum invites families on an Animal Adventure. Explore the jungle, take part in interactive story sessions and meet some furry and feathered friends.

27 May-4 June, Eureka! (


Levantes Dance Theatre presents The Band, a glittering tale of love and illusion, following a pair of one-hit wonders in their last-ditch attempt at fame. Part of Physical Fest, the only festival in Europe specialising solely in physical theatre.

26 May-3 June, various venues (


Jonathan Hyde (pictured) takes the titular role in Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s searing political drama that asks, when the majority choose a dangerous leader, what should the honourable citizen do?

Until 10 June, Crucible (

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