What’s On Next Week! (w/c 24.7.17)

Posted on July 17th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…

Monday 24th July
Wonderfolk @ Woodhorn Museum

When mining ceased at Woodhorn, what happened deep beneath the soil in amongst the coal veins? Legend has it that there’s a whole community of mythical and magical creatures that lie beneath the grounds of the former colliery, and Professor Parkyr is on an intrepid mission to track them down. But he’ll need your help! Join the professor in his hunt for the lifeforms in this new interactive show running until 3rd September, where you can take part in make and take activities and get to the bottom of those mysterious Wonderfolk!

Tuesday 25th July
The Wizard of Oz @ Theatre Royal Newcastle

It’s time to follow the yellow brick road and head down to the Theatre Royal this week, as the Newcastle Upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company presents their version of the beloved classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’! Dorothy will be whisked away from her home in Kansas once again and arrive in the magical land of Oz, where she’ll meet up with Lion, Scarecrow and the Tin Man on her quest to return home. But will the Wicked Witch of the West stand in her way? There’s no place like the Theatre Royal to find out!

Wednesday 26th July
The Wind In The Willows @ Middleton Lodge

The open air theatre season at Middleton Lodge continues this week with a spectacular adaptation of a children’s classic! Join Mole, as he embarks on a quest to get some more adventure into his life as he becomes tired of his spring cleaning. Along the way, he’ll meet up with Ratty, Badger and Toad and find out more about the meanings of friendship and courage. Bring your deck chairs and travel rugs and sit back and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Middleton’s grounds as Immersion Theatre bring this classic to life.

Thursday 27th July
Little Bear Goes North @ Life Science Centre

Currently at the Life Science Centre, they’re showing their fearsome Dino Jaws exhibition, where you can get up close and personal with some of the most terrifying Jurassic beasts. If that seems like it might be a little bit too adrenaline-filled for slightly littler visitors though, then they can still enjoy the beauty of the current Planetarium show. Little Bear Goes North sees a young cub guided on a journey through the stars that’s both cute and enlightening, and is sure to kick-start you little ones’ interest in astronomy.

Friday 28th July
Jason & The Golden Fleece @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Think you know the legend of Jason and the Golden Fleece? This new production might make you see it in a slightly different light. All of the key components of the story are there: Jason battles swollen rivers, takes on fearsome harpies and dodges the often-fatal clashing rocks, as well as overcoming fire-breathing bulls and an army of soldiers with the help of Princess Medea. But the twist is that version of the story includes interactive elements that will make the tale all the more magical!

Saturday 29th July
Knight’s Tournament @ Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Feel the steel! Across two days this weekend, valiant knights will be headed to Tynemouth to see who’s the best on the battlefield. Brandishing blades and bows, they’ll face each other in feats of both strength and skill to find out once and for all who is the greatest knight of them all. If all that adrenaline is a bit much though, have no fear! There’s plenty more to see in the Medieval encampment, from the smell of fire-cooked food to the sound of merry music. Little ones can even test their might by trying out some battle drills – maybe they’ll be able to become a real squire!

Sunday 30th July
Clockwork Garden Live @ The Bowes Museum

Prepare for two days of wonder and magic at The Bowes Museum! In tandem with the Clockwork Garden exhibition that will be running at the museum itself, on 30th-31st July The Bowes will also be playing host to its creators, the magnificent House of Fairy Tales. They’ll be meandering over the dales to deliver some spectacular family fun relating to their exhibition, with storytelling, music, and some mindful making happening all over the gardens. It’ll have everyone (young and old!) fizzing with excitement!

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