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Determination, passion and triumph: Gibside’s women @ Gibside

31 July 2018 - 31 October 2018

As the National Trust continues its celebration of Women and Power, Gibside Sewing Group have created a textile exhibition highlighting significant women linked to Gibside. All handmade and each one telling a story.

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Black and White Exhibition @ No.42

05 September 2018 - 03 November 2018

Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

See the world in black and white, with a distinctive set of works by regional artists.

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Black and White Exhibition @ No.42

05 September 2018 - 03 November 2018

All day

This Autumn, No.42’s most popular exhibition returns. The monochrome themed exhibition Black & White makes a comeback to the gallery space as local artists prove limited colour does not limit creativity. This multimedia exhibition will run throughout the season.

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Claude Cahun – Beneath This Mask

08 September 2018 - 11 November 2018

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

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Charlie Parker - Portraits @ Arts Centre Washington

14 September 2018 - 27 October 2018

Charlie Parker is a local artist based in Durham. He is entirely self taught and has painted and drawn seriously since the early 1990's. Charlie also attends regular life-drawing classes and studies the great masters at museums, when possible.

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Women of the Northern Coalfields @ Mining Art Gallery

13 October 2018 - 24 March 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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20 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

Sat 20 October 2018, 10am-3pm / Sun 21-Fri 26 October 2018, 11am-3pm

Get creative and make your mark as part of an artist-led Big Draw activity, inspired by Auckland Tower's stunning views.

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Wizard School! @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

22 October 2018 - 23 October 2018

10.00am -11.30am or 1.00pm - 2.30pm

£6 per child

Join Hardwick's very own professor of witchcraft and wizardry as they show you how to make the perfect broomstick, join a potions class and embark on some suitable spooky activities and games in our yurt.

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HALLOWEEN ARTS AND CRAFTS @ The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

22 October 2018 - 25 October 2018

The sessions run twice daily between 10-11am and 2.30-3.30pm

Sessions are £1 per child, booking is essential. Tickets are available to purchase from Level 2 of The Word. Maximum 1 adult per child. Children under 8 must have an adult present.

Come along to The Word for fun Halloween-themed craft sessions.

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Primary Rocket Workshop (Ages 5-10)

23 October 2018

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: 1 Child/1 Adult – £5; 2 Children/2 Adults – £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Have fun designing, building and launching your own stomp paper rockets (as well as taking it home afterwards) – all materials supplied.

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Secondary Rocket Workshop (Ages 11+)

23 October 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: 1 Child/1 Adult – £5; 2 Children/2 Adults – £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Have fun designing, building and launching your own water bottle rocket (as well as taking it home afterwards). All materials supplied.

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Halloween Art and Craft workshops

23 October 2018 - 25 October 2018

Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 October. 11.00am - 3.00pm in Wharton Park Education Room.

Drop in no need to book. £3 per child (free to Fright Night ticket holders, proof of purchase required).

Halloween Art this October Half Term...

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Discovery Days: Circus @ Discovery Museum

23 October 2018 - 01 November 2018

23, 25, 30 October & 1 November only, 10am- 2pm

Some activities may have a small charge.

Make a wooden circus keyring and a flying acrobat. How fast can you make it fly through the air?

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Frightful Family Crafts @ Hardwick Park, Sedgefield

24 October 2018


£3 per child. Drop in (no need to book)

Join us as we celebrate Halloween with some arty fun in the education room.

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SPOOKY HALF TERM @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

27 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

11am - 4pm

Join us for fangtastic family fun at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens this October half term. Meet our spooky character and get creative with some creepy crafts. Frightening fancy dress is encouraged!

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PLAY+INVENT Sessions @ Discovery Museum

27 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

11am - 3pm (facilitated activity)

£1.50 per child

During October half term bring the kids and unleash their inner inventor, designer and maker in our range of workshops and drop-in sessions, or join us for circus themed Discovery Days on Tuesday and Thursday. 

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SPOOK NIGHT ACTIVITIES @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

27 October 2018

12noon -3pm

Drop-in to make willow wands and mini witches brooms with Deni Riach and creepy cardboard creatures with Pui Lee.

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01 November 2018 - 23 December 2018

No.42’s latest exhibition runs until Saturday 23 December, tying up what has been a wonderful year so far.


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