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The Bouts Art Competition Young People’s Exhibition @ The Bowes Museum


20 July 2020 - 31 August 2020

Come and see the winning entries from the Bouts Art Competition in the Museum’s parterre garden and find out more about the project surrounding Dieric Bouts’ painting St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child.


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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.


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Pre-Raphaelite Knights: Reinventing the Medieval World @ The Bowes Museum


01 August 2020 - 27 September 2020

Explore a world of medieval myths and legends, of tales of heroic deeds and chivalric honour; for the most part the knights depicted by the Pre-Raphaelites in the 19th century were lovers as well as fighters.


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Judy Hurst – Illumination: The Gateway to Eternity @ The Bowes Museum


01 August 2020 - 13 September 2020

Judy Hurst returns to The Bowes Museum with another selling exhibition of intricate illustrative works. 


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blimey! Lucretia @ The Bowes Museum


01 August 2020 - 11 October 2020

This exhibition is based on a collective response to Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia painting. Showcasing the patches that people have sewn with their interpretation of what the painting represents.


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MODEL RAILWAY WEEKEND @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


05 September 2020

Darlington Model Railway Club members and visiting layouts from the North East exhibiting a wide range of model railway


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THE AFTERNOON LECTURES @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


12 September 2020

'APT' - a talk by Kit Speakman


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AFTER HOURS: THE FUTURE IS FUNGI @ Life Science Centre


24 September 2020


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CANCELLED - Murder Mystery @ Life Science Centre


25 September 2020 - 26 September 2020

Join Suspect Productions of one of their exciting murder mysteries.


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DAME STELLA RIMINGTON: MY LIFE IN MI5 @ Life Science Centre


28 September 2020

We’re kick-starting Life’s Spy Season with an evening with the former Director General of MI5.


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Time for change! What the Quakers did for us @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


03 October 2020 - 29 November 2020

Darlington, railways and Quakers have a long and famous history...


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SCIENCE SPEAKEASY: IS DEMOCRACY DEAD IN THE DIGITAL AGE? @ Life Science Centre


08 October 2020

With many people now wise to fake news and propaganda spread via platforms like Facebook, what tactics will candidates in the 2020 US Presidential election employ? Will we see a fairer race to The White House or is more drastic action needed to save democracy?


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Dementia Cafe @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


21 October 2020

For people with Dementia and their families and carers. Join us for a friendly cuppa and a chat.


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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.


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AFTER HOURS: HOMAGE TO BEETLEJUICE @ Life Science Centre


29 October 2020

This Halloween, we're paying homage to Beetlejuice. (With those black and white stripes, he's clearly a fan of Newcastle, too!)


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Murder Mystery @ Newcastle Castle


27 November 2020

Join Suspect Productions for one of their exciting murder mysteries.


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