What’s On Next Week! (w/c 14.8.17)

Posted on August 7th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…

Monday 14th August
The Historic Architecture of Durham Cathedral @ Durham Cathedral

We all know that Durham Cathedral boasts some amazing architectural sights. Whether it’s outside or in, there’s plenty to marvel at just by looking up and taking in some of the breath-taking work that’s all around. If you want to know more about the nitty-gritty of the architecture though, on Monday there’s a chance to do just that as conservator Charlie Slade shares his insights into the medieval constructional geometry that lines the cathedral’s walls. Linking it to other ecclesiastical buildings around the country, this will be a fascinating insight into a treasure of the building that’s always been open.

Tuesday 15th August
Simple and Sparkly @ The Bowes Museum

Fancy crafting your own easy to make, sparkly piece of jewellery? Here’s your chance! After embarking on a themed trail across the Museum (which don’t forget includes the incredible Terrific Tulips and Clockwork Garden exhibitions!) you’ll be guided into a fun, drop-in workshop. Have fun with your kids making a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery designed by your very own hand. Where will your imagination take you?

Wednesday 16th August
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet @ Middleton Lodge

Based on the best-selling children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, prepare to delve into the mystery of whether or not dogs actually do ballet. Blunderbus productions are returning to the Coach House lawn for a third year running and are promising an afternoon jam-packed with fun and laughter, as they bring a bunch of songs, hand-crafted puppets and of course Biff, the ballet-dancing dog, to Middleton Lodge. Prepare yourself for a good old dose of silly entertainment!

Thursday 17th August
Nature Abstracted @ The Witham, Barnard Castle

Anne Mason might be best known for realist painting and printmaking, but there’s another side to this extraordinary artist that’s being explored in a new exhibition starting at The Witham. In Nature Abstracted, Anne turns away from the realism of her usual work and into a form that represents emotions, social encounters and memories through an explosion of colour and form, and in the largest form available to her within her Teesdale studio space. If you’re wanting to see some vibrant, larger-scale works from a fine artist in the region, the exhibition runs until 9th September.

Friday 18th August
Oh! Carol @ The Maltings, Berwick

From humble beginnings in Brooklyn to dizzying success in both the 1950s and 60s, Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield will undoubtedly go down in musical history as one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of all time. In this new show, their memorable songs – such as ‘Calendar Girl,’ ‘Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,’ ‘(Is This The Way To) Amarillo’ and ‘Stupid Cupid’ – are immortalised by a talented cast and a band of West End musicians. Whether you’re a fan or just love great music, this one will get everyone joining in!

Saturday 19th August
The Royal Photographic Society – Members’ Biennial 2017 Exhibition @ Arts Centre Washington

This coming week, Arts Centre Washington are welcoming a wide variety of imagery submitted to this year’s Royal Photographic Society Biennial for consideration. Ranging from shots taken by new, fledgling members to more experienced photographic hands, the resulting exhibition is one that shows off the community spirit within the Society, as well as some work from Honorary Fellows, including some of the most respected names in photography today. For art lovers, photography buffs and everyone in-between, it’ll be a unique insight into the contemporary photographic scene.

Sunday 20th August
Twelfth Night @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Bring your blankets and picnics and get down to Belsay Hall on Sunday to experience another one of their amazing open air theatre events. This time, Rain or Shine Theatre Company are offering an unforgettable evening of theatre under the stars, putting on a magical production of one of Shakespeare’s most memorable plays, Twelfth Night. Even if it’s a bit mizzly, it’ll be impossible for your spirits to be dampened!


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