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SHIRT TALES @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


24 January 2019 - 02 June 2019

Pulling stories off the page into artworks has a long tradition, from the paintings in Bede’s Codex Amiatinus – the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence, through to modern day film and TV adaptations.


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WORD BANK OF LOST DIALECTS @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


01 February 2019 - 15 September 2019

A celebration of the thousands of North East dialect words donated during The Word’s original Lost Dialects exhibition, Word Bank of Lost Dialects is an exhibition by artists Jane Glennie and Robert Good which invites you to experience the donated words.


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CRACKED! SECRET CODES AND COMMUNICATION @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


09 February 2019 - 02 June 2019

Since the dawn of time, people have had secrets they wish to hide…and share.


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WHEN THE BUGLE CALLS @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


09 February 2019 - 02 June 2019

A DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY COLLECTION TOURING EXHIBITION


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Norman Cornish – A Slice of Life @ Mining Art Gallery


06 April 2019 - 13 October 2019

The works on display, which are all by Cornish have been chosen by groups from Spennymoor with others selected by Norman’s son, John, and daughter, Ann, to add a special insight into their father’s work.


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Norman Cornish – A Slice of Life @ Mining Art Gallery


06 April 2019 - 13 October 2019

As part of a countywide celebration, the centenary of Norman Cornish’s birth will be marked by a special exhibition at the Mining Art Gallery, co-curated by members of the local community.


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Men's Voices: Stepping Out of the Box @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


11 May 2019 - 22 May 2019

Set amongst the backdrop of Locomotion's many trains, this original artistic exhibition explores the social norms of traditional masculinity; it features textiles, printmaking, poetry, sculpture and sound that consider how destructive stereotypes shape us.


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Superhero arts and crafts @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


27 May 2019 - 30 May 2019

10-11am and 2.30-3.30pm

£1 per child

Children can have lots of fun at The Word making superhero-themed crafts.


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Acorn Antics @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


28 May 2019

10.00am – 4.00pm

Outdoor fun making bridges using wood and string, small wooden trains, light the kelly kettle (which has a chimney and boils water just like a steam train!) and lots more.


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Marvellous Mermaids and Nautical Neptune @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield


28 May 2019

11.00am - 3.00pm

£3 per child. No book required.

Learn more about King Neptune who guards our Serpentine Lake. Make your own merman or mermaid craft and create a mermaid accessory or tremendous trident, to become your own ruler of the water.


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Rocket Power Workshop @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


29 May 2019

10.00am – 4.00pm

Build a model steam locomotive to take home, suitable for children over 7.


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Believe in Unicorns! @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield


29 May 2019

10.00am-11.30am

:£4 per child. Must be booked in at advance. To book contact Hardwick Park on 03000 262 899

Join us for some mythical magic...


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Fairy Houses and Magical Kingdoms @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield


30 May 2019

11.00am-3.00pm

£8.50 per child. To book contact Hardwick Park on 03000 262 899

Children will work with local artist Kay Henderson using a range of materials to make a miniature magical place from their own imagination.


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Station Scamps and Crafts @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


31 May 2019

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Paper engineering and more...


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