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Banarama

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Siobhan Fahey rejoins Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward for one time only tour! The girl group that defined the 80s are back to their original, record-breaking line up for a ...

The Railway Children

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production. The best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring ...

Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

join Mickey and friends on a timeless journey in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure. Explore the worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and ...

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 ...

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

Beyond the End of the Road

Sage, Gateshead

When the city meets the countryside all is not what it seems…what’s the news beyond the end of the road? We have travelled across Northumberland, listening to local residents and collecting their stories and anecdotes to create this new site-specific musical exploring rural life. There is a strange sound coming from the soil. Incomer

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

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

The Railway Children

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production. The best-loved tale, made famous by the iconic 1970 movie starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, delivers a thrilling coming of age story and a fascinating insight into Edwardian rural life. When their father mysteriously

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

Dirty Dancing

Empire, Sunderland

Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

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

Nature Conservation volunteering

Swalwell Visitor Centre , Blaydon

REWARD! Get Fit, Have Fun, Learn new skills. Help practically with the upkeep of Nature Reserves in the Gateshead area, from Milkwellburn Woods to Shibdon Pond.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre , Hexham Road , Blaydon, NE16 3AD

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

Life Drawing - Beginners

Mushroom Works, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The course will be covering the approach to drawing rather than technique. Every artist has their own style and if left alone will usually approach drawing in the same 'safe' or default mode. This course is about shaking that up! This 'back to foundation' approach can be both liberating and insightful. Breaking free of your normal style and

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 18:30-20:30

Location: Mushroom Works, St Lawrence Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE61AR

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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