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).
Museum of the Moon - TO BE RESCHEDULED TO 2021 – Dates to be announced soon
@ Durham Cathedral
13 September 2020 - 06 November 2020
The Moon awaits you as you visit Durham Cathedral! Come and experience this awe-inspiring art installation - and don't forget to keep an eye out for a series of exciting events taking place 'under the moon' September-November.
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.
@ Lightwater Valley
24 October 2020 - 31 October 2020
Lightwater Valley is set to be transformed into ‘Frightwater Valley’ as part of its spooky Halloween celebrations. The North Yorkshire theme park will be hosting a series of spooktacular events and activities designed to appeal to visitors of all ages.
SPOOKY BELSAY HALL
@ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens
24 October 2020 - 01 November 2020
Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Belsay Hall this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.
CANCELLED - Ghost Fest!
@ Newcastle Castle
31 October 2020
Ghost Fest at Newcastle Castle is set to return! Following two successful nights in 2019, GHOST FEST returns on HALLOWEEN and we're expecting another night of frights! This is guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening that will unnerve even the bravest of ghost hunters.
Berwick Broadcasting Corporation
@ The Maltings, Berwick
31 October 2020
The Berwick Broadcasting Corporation return after a lengthy hiatus with a very special one-off performance. This time, the gang take on a brand new radio play inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood with a geographical and linguistic shift to Berwick Upon Tweed.
Halloween Panto – ‘The Little Mermaid’ starring Divina De Campo
@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House
31 October 2020
Following the success of Sinderella; Adult Pantomime swims back into Newcastle in October for a special Halloween edition in the swashbuckling camp, filthy and naughty tail of ‘The Little Mermaid.’
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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.