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Things to do next week

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Liverpool

MOBO Award-winners Sons of Kemet kick off the Liverpool International Jazz Festival as the mix of international headliners, free shows and workshops returns to Merseyside for the fifth year.

23-26 Feb, Liverpool Hope University (thecapstonetheatre.com/jazzfestival)

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According to the late, great author Sir Terry Pratchett, Peter Knight can “spin the world on his bow.” He performs with his innovative folk trio Gigspanner.

24 Feb, Waterside Arts Centre (watersideartscentre.co.uk)

Huddersfield

Arinzé Kene’s new play Good Dog chronicles growing up in a multi-cultural community and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control.

24 Feb, Lawrence Batley Theatre (thelbt.org)

Manchester

OUTing the Past features talks and performances, covering design, music, photography and the history of LGBT+ activism, to mark LGBT History Month.

26 Feb, People’s History Museum (phm.org.uk)

York

The Jorvik Viking Festival is a week of Viking-based activities where 40,000 Nordic enthusiasts take to the streets of York to party like it’s 1008.

20-26 Feb, various locations (jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk)

Sheffield

Gaslight stars Kara Tointon on a mission to find an explanation for the disappearance of familiar objects, the mysterious footsteps overhead and the ghostly flickering of the living room gaslight.

20-25 Feb, Lyceum Theatre (sheffieldtheatres.co.uk)

Warrington

Sooty, Sweep and Soo will be spreading their mischief all across the stage, leaving Richard Cadell behind to clean up their mess in the family friendly Sooty Show.

21 Feb, Parr Hall (pyramidparrhall.com)

Bradford

In Gerry Cross the Mersey, Gerry and the Pacemakers perform their classic hits and recount tales from the Liverpool and Hamburg gig circuit in the 1960s.

21 Feb, King’s Hall (bradford-theatres.co.uk)

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