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Norman Cornish: The Definitive Collection

@ The Bowes Museum

01 August 2020 - 17 January 2021

Celebrating the centenary of acclaimed artist Norman Cornish MBE, this major retrospective tells the story of his enduring career with the most comprehensive collection of his work ever assembled, including a number of previously unseen pieces.

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Space Zone!

@ Life Science Centre

12 September 2020 - 31 December 2020

All the stars of Space Zone are back, including Mission Control; a mock-up of the International Space Station that you can walk around inside; and the digital globe, The Sphere. Younger visitors can also enjoy the show Naughty Monsters Explore the Planets in the North's biggest planetarium (with socially distanced seating, of course).

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Time for change! What the Quakers did for us

@ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

03 October 2020 - 29 November 2020

Darlington, railways and Quakers have a long and famous history...

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CANCELLED - Colourful Discoveries

@ Discovery Museum

24 October 2020 - 21 February 2021

Step into a world of colour and discover interesting objects through a kaleidoscope lens. Some of those objects will celebrate landmark anniversaries including 40th birthdays for Tyne & Wear Metro, the Great North Run and Discovery Museum itself – all launched in 1980.

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Christmas at Lightwater Valley

@ Lightwater Valley

21 November 2020 - 23 December 2020

Families can discover a whole host of festive fun as Christmas comes to Lightwater Valley on selected dates from Saturday, 21st November – Wednesday, 23rd December 2020.

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Humpty Dumpty

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle

24 November 2020 - 17 January 2021

A brand-new pantomime packed with yokes comes to Newcastle!

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CANCELLED - Robin Hood

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

25 November 2020 - 21 January 2021

More fun and mayhem from your favourite panto family, as they all head for Sherburn Forest to tell the tale of heroic outlaw Robin Hood, his merry men (and women!), and his battles with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.

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@ The Hullabaloo

26 November 2020

After two consecutive sell-out tours, Carl returns to Darlington with a brand new show!

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Murder Mystery

@ Newcastle Castle

27 November 2020

Join Suspect Productions for one of their exciting murder mysteries.

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Funny Way To Be Comedy – Simon Evans: The Work Of The Devil

@ The Witham

28 November 2020

Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (“A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year.

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@ Dance City

28 November 2020

A triple bill of solos looking backwards and forwards at award-winning Birmingham choreographer Rosie Kay’s personal experience as a female in dance.

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Enchanted Entertainment present: Sleeping Beauty

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

04 December 2020 - 03 January 2021


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The Phantom of the Opera

@ Sunderland Empire

04 December 2020 - 05 December 2020

The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House...

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Buddy Holly and The Cricketers: Holly at Christmas 2020

@ The Maltings, Berwick

04 December 2020

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

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

04 December 2020

Spies, codes cuddles and survival – Journey beyond the basic knit-one-purl-one to learn more about the amazing history of knitwear and crochet, from Egyptian socks and royal vests to playful ponchos and radical yarn bombing!

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@ Darlington Hippodrome

05 December 2020 - 03 January 2021

You shall go to the ball this Christmas with the spectacular family pantomime CINDERELLA..

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Whitney - Queen Of The Night

@ O2 City Hall Newcastle

05 December 2020

Critically acclaimed international stage sensation Whitney - Queen of the Night is coming to Southampton for a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

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Christmas Party Nights

@ Wynyard Hall

05 December 2020 - 12 December 2020

Gather your work colleagues and friends to enjoy the festive season in style at one of our Christmas Party Nights.

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Santa’s enchanted wonderland grotto

@ The Bowes Museum

05 December 2020 - 23 December 2020

Santa is making time in his busy schedule to come to the Museum again this December, so come and join us for a truly magical family experience

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Believe Christmas

05 December 2020 - 23 December 2020

Come and join us for an adventure to soak up Christmas magic!

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Humpty Dumpty - Relaxed Performance

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle

06 December 2020 - 12 January 2021

A brand-new pantomime packed with yokes comes to Newcastle!


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