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.
@ 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).
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.
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.
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.
HISTORY WARDROBE PRESENTS… THE SECRET LIFE OF KNITTING
@ 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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PREVIEW: PSYCHO PATH IS BACK
5th October 2020
HORROR MOVIE scenes are set to come to life this autumn, with a brand new attraction unveiled for the North’s biggest scream park.
PREVIEW: Durham Book Festival
28th September 2020
Founded in 1990, Durham Book Festival is one of the country’s oldest literary festivals, which traditionally takes place every October in some of Durham’s most impressive historic venues, but this year it will be taking place online due to COVID-19.