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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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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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Space Zone! @ 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).


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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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PREVIEW: Durham Book Festival

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.

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PREVIEW: The Life Centre are over the Moon to safely welcome visitors back to Space Zone!

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).

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