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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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Alien Invasion

@ Life Science Centre


22 December 2018 - 06 May 2019

In our exhibition Alien Invasion, come and see 39 original and replica props from film and TV showcasing the best in sci-fi.


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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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SHIRT TALES

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


24 January 2019 - 02 June 2019

Pulling stories off the page into artworks has a long tradition, from the paintings in Bede’s Codex Amiatinus – the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence, through to modern day film and TV adaptations.


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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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No Man’s Land

@ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


26 January 2019 - 06 April 2019

No Man’s Land offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War, featuring images taken by women who worked as nurses, ambulance drivers, and official photographers, as well as contemporary artists directly inspired by the conflict.


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WORD BANK OF LOST DIALECTS

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


01 February 2019 - 15 September 2019

A celebration of the thousands of North East dialect words donated during The Word’s original Lost Dialects exhibition, Word Bank of Lost Dialects is an exhibition by artists Jane Glennie and Robert Good which invites you to experience the donated words.


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Museum of the Moon

@ Life Science Centre


02 February 2019 - 31 March 2019

It has created a sensation across the world and now Museum of the Moon will shine in Life Science Centre in Newcastle from 2 February until 31 March 2019.


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Moonstruck

@ Life Science Centre


02 February 2019 - 06 May 2019

Narrated by BBC Radio 4’s science comedian Helen Keen, the planetarium show Moonstruck explores the brightest object in our night sky.


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CRACKED! SECRET CODES AND COMMUNICATION

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


09 February 2019 - 02 June 2019

Since the dawn of time, people have had secrets they wish to hide…and share.


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WHEN THE BUGLE CALLS

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


09 February 2019 - 02 June 2019

A DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY COLLECTION TOURING EXHIBITION


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Spring Open Exhibition

@ No.42


27 February 2019 - 20 April 2019

An exhibition featuring the work of talented artists from across the region, exploring a variety of themes and mixed media.


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NERA Exhibition – “North East Stations: a Postcard View”

@ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


06 March 2019 - 14 April 2019

This exhibition draws on a vast collection of postcards of North Eastern Stations, many of which are long gone.


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‘A Year in the Making’

@ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


09 March 2019 - 02 June 2019

A selection of local images from 2018 by Peter Giroux.


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WRITE FESTIVAL

@ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


11 March 2019 - 24 March 2019

THE North East’s leading literary festival is set to return, with some of the book world’s biggest names and events for all the family.


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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

@ Tyneside Cinema


11 March 2019 - 25 March 2019

Love, in all its semblances and dimensions, is a state so universally experienced by humankind that it has provided a perpetual source of inspiration in the long history of global cinema. 


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THE AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL CALENDAR GIRLS

@ Sunderland Empire


19 March 2019 - 23 March 2019

CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth.


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A View from the Edge

@ Arts Centre Washington


21 March 2019 - 04 May 2019

A group of artists discover what a fresh start means to them. This is about the act of anticipating the future by understanding the past, but what kind of future can we expect? This exhibition will mean many different things to the viewer and to the participating artists.


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DINOSAUR WORLD LIVE

@ Darlington Hippodrome


22 March 2019 - 24 March 2019

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.


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“By George!” (An 80’s Explosion!)

@ Arts Centre Washington


23 March 2019

It’s 2019 but 80’s Pop Star Boy George is not a happy bunny...


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