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Pet Shop Boys plus Special Guests

Sage, Gateshead

Pet Shop Boys have added an exclusive one-night performance at Sage Gateshead to their ‘triumphant’ (Guardian) Super Tour. When Pet Shop Boys last played Sage Gateshead as ...

Digging In The Garden

Sage, Gateshead

A sizzling, buzzing summer concert for children under 7 and their families and friends. Come ready to join in with the songs, have a wiggle and celebrate your favourite garden ...

Richard Herring: Oh Frig I'm 50

Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

I only regret the people I didn’t have sex with… And 60% of the people I did have sex with.” “The King of Edinburgh” (the List) makes a triumphant return on the 30th ...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Joe McElderry will return home this Christmas in his celebrated and critically acclaimed role in the sparkling family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat. The ...

Bang, Crackle, Pop

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Why does a whip crack? How does lightning make a noise? What makes a cannon go boom? Explore how sounds are made in this noisy Science Theatre show. Warning: this show includes noisy sounds such as loud bangs which can be heard outside the theatre.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

NGCA presents the national premiere of Chad McCail's near 100-foot long drawing 'Liars of Earth'. McCail's parable has a political twist in the tale, presenting a world in which ordinary people are able to overturn the malign rule of monstrous giants. Across a vast landscape that encompasses all of the institutions that shape us, McCail explores

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Experience the Aurora

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this full-dome movie, follow photographers as they endeavour to capture the elusive northern lights – or to give them their proper name, the aurora borealis. Sit back and relax in the planetarium and experience the aurora across our domed sky, blazing with colour. Experience the Aurora will be running at Life until 29 October 2017.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Child's Play

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition from the Laing collection includes paintings, drawings, craft and decorative art with the themes of circus, fairground, the seaside and countryside. The objects will form a fun backdrop for a programme of playing, dancing, making and creating events for children of all ages throughout the summer. Events include meeting with your

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Wizard of Oz

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz. Follow the yellow brick road in a magical journey from Kansas all the way to the Emerald City, in a dazzling and energetic performance of this beloved musical, alongside Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and rather a lot of Munchkins.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

Little Landmarks

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

See ten familiar South Shields landmarks, from the old to the very new, rebuilt in miniature with LEGO®. Also, see if you can spot local characters among the LEGO® Minifigures.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE332JA

MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Recently voted as the Best British Sitcom of the 21st century by the Radio Times, Mrs. Brown’s Boys will make a triumphant return to UK arenas in 2017. The Award Winning Mrs. Brown’s Boys will be taking over some of country’s biggest venues for residencies including Saturday matinee shows with their production ‘Good Mourning Mrs. Brown’.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: MetroRadio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE47NA

LS Lowry exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

A selection of works by the famous 'matchstick men' artist. 2017 marks 130 years since Lowry’s birth. In the later years of his life he spent much of his time in the North East, particularly in Sunderland and South Shields. Here the sea became a prominent theme in his work. He also became increasingly interested in creating humorous images

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE332JA

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery, made through exciting new collaborations between four glass artists and eight jewellers. Glass jewellery has a history going back to the Ancient Egyptians. In the 19th and early 20th the artist Rene Lalique used glass to make jewellery but more recently the use of glass in jewellery by artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Dino Jaws

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Don’t miss Dino Jaws, an amazing exhibition from the Natural History Museum, featuring life-size animatronic dinosaur heads – including the terrifying T. rex! Explore the sometimes gruesome, always fascinating, subject of dinosaurs and their food; from the notorious flesh-eating habits of T. rex to the vegetarian tastes of Iguanodon. In this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Let it Glow

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join our science explainers as they explore the wonder of light in this new Science Theatre show, featuring sparkles, twinkles, lights and lamps.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – Chase over Atlantis

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The star of “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is back in another Jules Verne – inspired voyage! While looking for his long lost grandfather, Sean (played by Josh Hutcherson), decodes a secret map that points him and a group of adventurers to the elusive “Mysterious Island”. After finding his grandfather and discovering that the island

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition from House of Illustration gives a unique insight into the origins of some of Quentin Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations for Roald Dahl’s classic Children’s books to The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Inside Stories demonstrates Blake’s use of a wide range of different techniques

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

To celebrate 100 years since the Gallery doors opened to the public to present the Shipley’s bequest collection, and 40 years since the first items were purchased to build the now nationally important contemporary craft collection, the Shipley Art Gallery presents a new showcase exhibition. Companion Pieces brings together different parts of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84JB



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