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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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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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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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#Untitled10 2019

@ 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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The Power and the Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia

@ The Bowes Museum

26 October 2019 - 20 January 2020

This is the first exhibition outside London, dedicated to the Italian Baroque master Guido Reni, presenting the artist and his relevance in Western art history...

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@ Life Science Centre

09 November 2019 - 05 January 2020

It's an unmissable festive tradition in Newcastle so book your ice skating tickets online today.

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The Bodyguard

@ Sunderland Empire

12 November 2019 - 23 November 2019

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back! Following her triumphant West End run and sell-out UK Tour, three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke* returns to the role of Rachel Marron.

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@ Darlington Hippodrome

18 November 2019 - 23 November 2019

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul....

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Starlight Theatre Productions present: The Wind in the Willows

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

19 November 2019 - 23 November 2019

After the sell-out success of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Starlight Theatre Productions return in November 2019 with Wind in the Willows!

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@ Gala Theatre and Cinema

21 November 2019

£7 - £18 (family ticket £54 - £62)

Created in the heart of Durham, Gala’s fabulous family panto has a magical mix of mayhem, live music, laughter and surprises. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without Gala’s panto family. Tickets are already selling fast, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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A Cheshire Christmas

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

21 November 2019


National demonstrator Ian Lloyd presents a Christmas floral art demonstration bringing his inspirational flair for design to the world of flower arranging. This is your opportunity to be inspired for Christmas.

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Festive Shopping Fayre

@ Wynyard Hall

21 November 2019 - 24 November 2019

Every year, Christmas comes early at Wynyard Hall with one of the North East’s biggest shopping events of the season. ...

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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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Frozen 2

@ The Maltings, Berwick

22 November 2019 - 05 December 2019

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. 

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Carole – The Music of Carole King

@ Empire Theatre & Cinema

23 November 2019

Carole – The Music of Carole King is the story of the career of one of the most successful and admired songwriters in the history of popular music.

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The Addams Family

23 November 2019 - 24 November 2019

Activate Theatre present The Addams Family at The Exhibition Theatre at Ushaw Historic House.

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Special Service: Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors

@ Durham Cathedral

24 November 2019

Every year we remember the men and women who down the centuries have made our cathedral, city and university the heart of Durham life.

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Afternoon Tea with Jazz

@ The Bowes Museum

24 November 2019

Enjoy afternoon tea with a selection of seasonal sandwiches, dainty desserts and Christmas scones, all washed down served with Premium Tea or Fairtrade Coffee in the magnificent surroundings of the Picture Galleries with live jazz vocals and piano.

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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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Russian State Ballet & Opera House present: Swan Lake

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

26 November 2019

After sell-out performances last year, the Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for its annual UK tour with spellbinding, lavish, full-production touring ballet.  

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Autism Friendly Screening: Frozen 2

@ The Maltings, Berwick

26 November 2019 - 28 November 2019

Lights are left on low, sound levels are at a softer volume, there is no trailers before the film, audience members are free to make noise and move about (no running please)


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PREVIEW: Alice In Winterland At Lightwater Valley This Christmas

Discover a fantastical family-friendly festive trail at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland (Selected dates from Friday 22nd November – Monday 30th December).

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REVIEW: The Bodyguard @ Sunderland Empire

"The story itself was both heart-warming and emotional and it really did have me on the edge of my seat at times..."

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