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@ The Hullabaloo

25 March 2019 - 02 November 2019

The Enchanted Forest was the first in a series of specially commissioned play installations which are part of the FREE activities offered at The Hullabaloo for families to enjoy.

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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 - 01 January 2020

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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Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

@ Great North Museum – Hancock

18 May 2019 - 06 October 2019

Following visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus skeleton cast Dippy is coming to Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Arrivals: Making Tyneside Home

@ Discovery Museum

22 June 2019 - 03 November 2019

“Immigration has always been part of our lives in society and, of course, it always will be.”Jeremy Abrahams

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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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Hockney and Hollywood

@ The Bowes Museum

13 July 2019 - 03 November 2019

This summer we welcome Hollywood to The Bowes Museum in the form of a major photo montage by Britain's most famous living artist.

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Brilliant Bricks: A LEGO® Timeline of Northern Innovation

@ Discovery Museum

20 July 2019 - 30 November 2019

Pioneering northerners have been transforming our world with their clever inventions for centuries. This exhibition, built by LEGO® creator Steve Mayes, highlights what the North has done for the world through 45 intricate models, using 50,000 mini bricks.

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Les Misérables

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle

15 August 2019 - 05 October 2019

Tickets from £23.50

After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables will play Newcastle Theatre Royal in 2019.

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Band Sundays

@ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

01 September 2019 - 28 September 2019

For four Sundays in September, get toe tapping and clapping here at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. We've got some of the best local brass bands in store for you to enjoy. Bring your own deck chairs and rugs, and kick back on the grass on Sunday 8th September with Hexham Brass Band. 

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Black and White Exhibition

@ No.42

05 September 2019 - 02 November 2019

No.42 is holding its most popular exhibition of the year, Black & White. This exhibition, themed around the absence of colour, is making a comeback to the gallery space as local artists prove limited colour does not limit creativity.

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The Breath of Colour

@ Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery

10 September 2019 - 03 November 2019

Eta Ingham Lawrie returns to Bailiffgate with ‘The Breath of Colour’, her stunning new exhibition of over 30 wall hangings, capturing the light and moods of the hills and coastline of the Border region, Orkney and Snowdonia.

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Deerness Art Group Exhibition

@ Arts Centre Washington

14 September 2019 - 19 October 2019

An association of amateur artists resident in the North East, Members are exhibiting work in various mediums including oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolour.

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Stepping Out of The Box Art Exhibition

@ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon

14 September 2019 - 30 September 2019

This original artistic exhibition by Changing Relations aims to initiate conversations around gender roles and aspirations in the local community – inviting people to consider whether fitting ourselves into traditional masculine and feminine ‘boxes’ is always helpful.

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In My World

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

14 September 2019 - 02 November 2019

A new exhibition will provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of young people growing up in south west Durham.

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Stick Man

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

20 September 2019 - 22 October 2019

£12.50, £10 schools and nursery (Friday performance only), £12 groups of 10+

Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is back!

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@ O2 City Hall Newcastle

22 September 2019

Tickets from: £34.50

Hozier takes his new album Wasteland Baby on tour!

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Rewinding The Welfare State: A Social History Of The North East

@ Discovery Museum

22 September 2019

Through local news reports, Tyne Tees Television documentaries, trade union campaigns, community films and more, this film show examines how the welfare state has impacted on the social development of our region from the 1920s to today. 

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Special service: installation of the Canon Pastor

@ Durham Cathedral

22 September 2019

The Venerable Michael Everitt is offically installed as Canon Pastor at Durham Cathedral, a new role leading on care for the cathedral's regular worshippers, student ministry and outreach.

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@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

24 September 2019


Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses.

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@ Dance City

26 September 2019

Dance Edits is the chance to see some of the latest work being created in the North East from Dance City commissioned and associated artists. 


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