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@ The Bowes Museum

11 October 2019 - 28 February 2020

10 artists in residence will present a unique series of works in progress around the Museum, near items or stories that have influenced their creation...

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@ Arts Centre Washington

28 February 2020 - 29 February 2020

Remember these? Dreadlock Holiday, Mr Blue Sky, I’m Mandy Fly Me, Evil Woman, The Things We Do for Love, Wild West Hero, Life is a Minestrone, Art for Art’s Sake, Turn To Stone, I’m Not In Love… A few amongst many of the massive hits that make up the timeless repertoire of10CC and The Electric Light Orchestra.

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A Viking Christmas

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

13 December 2019 - 28 December 2019

A VIKING CHRISTMAS is a new mid-winter’s show with live music, spell-binding real magic, action and laughter, set in the north of England, produced by Queen’s Hall Arts and written by North East playwright Gary Kitching.

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@ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

30 November 2019 - 08 December 2019

Have you been on your best behaviour this year? If so Father Christmas is waiting for you at Belsay Hall. Gather round for Christmas tales by the tree and take the chance to get a photo with the big man himself. There's a gift in store for every girl and boy too!

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Aladdin - The Maltings Pantomime 2019

@ The Maltings, Berwick

14 December 2019 - 30 December 2019

From the team who brought you Little Red Riding Hood (2015), Sleeping Beauty (2016), The Adventures of Sinbad (2017) and last year’s bestselling Cinderella - this is a must see event for Christmas 2019!

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Alice In Winterland

@ Lightwater Valley

22 November 2019 - 30 December 2019

Discover a fantastical family-friendly festive trail at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland.

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Amazing Space

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

29 June 2019 - 23 February 2020

July 2019 marks 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon and to celebrate this momentous event, our latest exhibition ‘Amazing Space’ will open on 29 June.

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07 December 2019 - 23 December 2019

BELIEVE Christmas is based in the grounds of Hardwick Hall Hotel County Durham. A Magical Christmas Adventure for the whole family. Come and join us for a FULL day experience where stories come to life with fairytale Christmas magic.

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Beauty and the Beast

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle

26 November 2019 - 19 January 2020

For the first time ever the spellbinding pantomime Beauty and the Beast comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal in a spectacular and enchanting production for all the family, starring legendary Theatre Royal panto stars Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward.

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Big Band Does Christmas

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

12 December 2019

£10 (£8 concession)

Led by pianist and composer Paul Edis, the band repertoire includes classic Rat Pack numbers, big band arrangements from Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico and Buddy Rich, alongside newer material specially commissioned for the band.

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Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2020

@ Bishop Auckland

18 April 2020 - 19 April 2020

A food festival that attracted more than 29,000 people in April will serve up even more tasty treats, celebrity chefs and culinary inspiration when it returns next year.

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

07 December 2019 - 21 December 2019

Come along to The Word for fun Christmas-themed craft sessions where children will enjoy making a range of festive crafts!

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@ Life Science Centre

09 November 2019 - 05 January 2020

Explore winter skies, create 3D decorations to take home, enjoy festive science demos, meet Santa and skate on the outdoor ice rink - just some of the things you can enjoy at Life this Christmas!

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@ Darlington Hippodrome

07 December 2019 - 21 December 2019

Our storyteller will tell magical Christmas tales in these unique storytelling sessions as some favourite Christmas characters are projected onto the walls.

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

07 December 2019 - 14 December 2019

This session gives children the chance to see their design made in front of their eyes on our laser cutters! It could be Christmas related or something completely different!

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@ Sunderland Empire

28 January 2020 - 01 February 2020

Bill Kenwright presents the multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret.

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Carols by Candlelight

@ The Witham

14 December 2019

Join us for a feast of Christmas Music featuring the lively community choir, noaddedsugar with vocal ensemble Carilon and the ever-popular all-female group, Concordia.

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Carols in the Chapel

@ Wynyard Hall

08 December 2019 - 24 December 2019

Carols in the Chapel is one of our favourite Christmas events! Guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit, enjoy a carol service in our stunning 12th century Chapel followed by mince pies and mulled wine served in the Statue Gallery.

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Christmas Cabaret

@ Arts Centre Washington

19 December 2019

A fun packed festive variety performance suitable for the whole family that will feature music, comedy, circus and magic. Including acts for some of our brilliant community groups and young performers.

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Christmas Family Disco 2019

@ Discovery Museum

23 December 2019

As excitement builds ahead of Santa's visit, why not get out of the house and bring along your little ones to Discovery Museum Christmas Family Disco?

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Christmas Gothic

@ Arts Centre Washington

13 December 2019

From the creators of Dalloway, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Diaries of Adam and Eve and Female Gothic.


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