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Women of the Northern Coalfields

@ Mining Art Gallery


13 October 2018 - 24 March 2019

This exhibition focuses on women of the 19th century and their untold role in the coal industry and mining communities. Artworks and archival material challenge the long accepted view that women in northern mining communities were simply wives, mothers or domestic workers, content to sit on the side-lines.


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Circus! Show of Shows

@ Discovery Museum


20 October 2018 - 02 June 2019

Donations welcome (free entry)

Celebrate 250 years of circus in Great Britain through rare memorabilia and original props at this new exhibition.


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Skating

@ Life Science Centre


10 November 2018 - 24 February 2019

Grab your mates and head down to Life where the ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. There's no need to book if you're visiting with fewer than 10 people, just turn up and pay on the day.


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STRICTLY TANGO AND TAPAS


13 December 2018 - 23 January 2019

£16.50

BUDDING ballroom dancers can enjoy a night of Tango and Tapas at a top Tyneside venue.


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Dreamland

@ The Hullabaloo


16 January 2019 - 23 March 2019

Dreamland is a beautiful sensory play installation that welcomes very young children and their grown-ups to take a journey above the clouds.


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Claude Cahun – Beneath This Mask

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


19 January 2019 - 09 March 2019

This Hayward Touring exhibition features the work of French female photographer Claude Cahun (1894–1954), whose practice investigates gender and identity.


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Nostalgia of Steam

@ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


19 January 2019 - 03 March 2019

Normal entrance fee.

A look back at the days of steam through the eyes of artist and railway enthusiast Stephen Bainbridge.


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ART MATTERS EXHIBITION

@ No.42


19 January 2019 - 23 February 2019

Come along and see this retrospective exhibition looking at Pod residents’ and The Auckland Project’s activities with schools and local groups using art as a tool to communicate.


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Fast Love - A tribute to George Michael

@ Darlington Hippodrome


22 January 2019 - 23 January 2019

Direct from London's West End, the UK's finest George Michael tribute show.


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Daniel Sloss: X

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


23 January 2019

Tickets priced at £18.50

Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award- winning comedy star, Daniel Sloss, will bring his new show ‘X’ to the theatre on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.


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Martyn Joseph

@ The Witham


23 January 2019

£16 in advance / £18 on the door

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.


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The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

@ Darlington Hippodrome


24 January 2019 - 27 January 2019

Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns with stunning scenery brought to life by magical special effects.


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Dust Busters! Conservation in Action

@ The Bowes Museum


25 January 2019

The start of the New Year is when the preventive conservation team ‘spring’ into action to clean the first-floor galleries collection. 


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SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story

@ The Bowes Museum


26 January 2019 - 05 May 2019

The first time the history of antique dealing has been the subject of an exhibition, with an in-depth look at dealers, their eye for objects, some which have not previously been on public display before, their shops, and practices.


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Once Upon a Textile

@ The Bowes Museum


26 January 2019

Booking Required

Once upon a time, there was you, your textile and your story.  From Granny’s old teddy to your child’s Christening robe, textiles hold memories for us all.


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Brit Rock

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema


26 January 2019

Tickets: £10 - £12

The Brit Rock Film Tour is back with its strongest line-up to date.


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Ben Waters

@ Gala Theatre and Cinema


27 January 2019

Tickets: £7 - £14

Voted piano player of the year at the prestigious Boisdale awards, Ben Waters will bring a real up-beat evening of authentic Boogie, Blues and Rock ‘n Roll to Gala. 


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The Rocky Horror Show

@ Sunderland Empire


28 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers.


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The Simon & Garfunkel Story 50th Anniversary Tour

@ Darlington Hippodrome


29 January 2019 - 02 February 2019

Direct from London’s West End and a sold out worldwide tour, The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to Darlington to celebrate one of the world’s most successful multi-award winning duos.


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THE VERDICT

@ Darlington Hippodrome


05 February 2019 - 09 February 2019

Following the phenomenal success of its world premiere tour, Middle Ground Theatre Company is delighted to present the second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation The Verdict.


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WAR HORSE

@ Sunderland Empire


06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

It is announced today that WAR HORSE will return to Sunderland Empire from 6 – 23 February 2019 as part of its 10th Anniversary UK Tour. War Horse previously visited the venue for a sold out three week run in 2014.


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