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Gemma Burditt: The Art of Milk @ Berwick Visual Arts


01 April 2016 - 04 June 2017

Wed-Sun 11-5pm @ The Gymnasium Gallery

Our current artist in residence, filmmaker and animator Gemma Burditt has spent the past six months researching and exploring the current state of dairy farming in Northumberland


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Wanderlust: the World in Watercolour @ Laing Art Gallery


01 October 2016 - 08 July 2017

All day

Donations welcome

A journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world


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Picture of the Month @ Laing Art Gallery


09 January 2017 - 16 December 2017

11am every Saturday

Donations welcome

Join the Friends of the Laing for a free 45 minute talk every Saturday morning


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North East LEGO® Landmarks @ Life Science Centre


14 January 2017 - 14 May 2017

Included in Science Centre admission

Local LEGO® builder Steve Mayes has been busy building LEGO® versions of some of the North East’s favourite landmarks.


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Brick History @ Life Science Centre


14 January 2017 - 14 May 2017

Included in Science Centre admission

Brick History is a journey into over 50 of the most pivotal moments in world history – recreated in LEGO® bricks.


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Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye @ Laing Art Gallery


28 January 2017 - 04 June 2017

Open all day during gallery open hours

Suggested donation £2 per person.

An exhibition featuring Sir Anthony Van Dyck's last self-portrait


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Beyond the Border: New Contemporary Photography from Scotland @ Berwick Visual Arts


11 February 2017 - 14 May 2017

Wed-Sun 11am-4pm (11am-5pm from 1 April) @ The Granary Gallery

Beyond the Border by photography collective Document Scotland, is a timely examination of Scottish identity aiming to challenge clichés and explore the land its people and identity.


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Middlesbrough Collection @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


16 February 2017 - 31 December 2017

The Middlesbrough Collection, housed by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, encompasses art and craft from the mid-1800s to the present day.


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Companion Pieces @ Shipley Art Gallery


18 February 2017 - 31 December 2017

Free entry, donations are welcome

Showcasing the Shipley Art Gallery collection


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Craft Saturdays 2017 @ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


25 February 2017 - 25 November 2017

11am - 3pm - check the South Shields Museum website for exact workshop dates each month.

Free entry, making your own craft will carry a charge.

Angel Ann is here to share her love of crafts.


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Only In England @ The Bowes Museum


25 February 2017 - 07 May 2017

Open during museum's usual opening hours.

Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr examines the close relationship between the work of these two important photographers and their fascination with the English


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North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2017 @ Great North Museum – Hancock


01 March 2017 - 15 May 2017

Enter your photos for a chance to win £250 - closing date 15 May 2017


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(S)he @ Laing Art Gallery


01 March 2017 - 26 April 2017

Available to view during gallery opening hours

An exhibition exploring the presence of women in the Hatton Gallery collection


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Craft Group: Northern Guild of Silk Painting @ Shipley Art Gallery


01 March 2017 - 30 December 2017

10am - 3pm, last Saturday of every month.

Free. No booking required.

Develop your creativity in silk painting with members from the Northern Guild group on the last Saturday of the month.


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Craft Group: Patchwork and Quilting @ Shipley Art Gallery


01 March 2017 - 28 December 2017

1.30-3.30pm, every Thursday.

Free. No booking required.

Join the patchwork and quilting group at the Shipley every Thursday to find out more about this craft.


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Craft Group: Weaving @ Shipley Art Gallery


01 March 2017 - 27 December 2017

10am - 1pm every second and fourth Wednesday of the month

Free. No booking required.

Join the weaving group at the Shipley for social and crafty entertainment every second and fourth Wednesday.


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Craft Group: Lace Making @ Shipley Art Gallery


01 March 2017 - 28 December 2017

10am - 12 noon, every Thursday.

Free. No booking required.

Join the lace making group at the Shipley every Thursday and learn some new skills.


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Kellenberger-White @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


04 March 2017 - 04 June 2017

Designers Kellenberger-White are reshaping mima’s brand across 2017.


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Daniela Ortiz: ABC of Racist Europe @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


04 March 2017 - 04 June 2017

The Peru-born, Spain-based artist Daniela Ortiz addresses nationality, colonialism, race and class to look at the politics of citizenship


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Stephen Willats: Human Right @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


04 March 2017 - 04 June 2017

Artist Stephen Willats has been a pioneer of Conceptual Art and a significant contributor to the development of computing since the early 1960s


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Matterlurgy Geofictions @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


04 March 2017 - 04 June 2017

This exhibition features objects found by Matterlurgy workshops objects, which are part of a future fossil record


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Travels with a Sketchbook, An Exhibition of Sketchbooks and Drawings by Rita Smith @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


11 March 2017 - 07 May 2017

Normal entrance fee

Drawing and travel are important factors of Rita Smith’s practice and over many years and miles


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Annette and Caroline Kierulf: Night Work in the Garden @ Northern Print


16 March 2017 - 29 April 2017

Northern Print is delighted to present a series of woodcuts from a collaborative project by Norwegian artists Annette and Caroline Kierulf.


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Intermediate Jewellery Making Course 2017 @ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


18 March 2017 - 11 November 2017

12.30 - 3.30pm - check the South Shields Museum website for exact workshop dates each month.

Each session is £15 per person, however if you book three classes you will get the fourth class free - total cost £45.

Want to go a bit further with your jewellery making? Then this is for you.


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Jeremy Deller: 'The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One is an Injury to All)' @ Woodhorn Museum


18 March 2017 - 09 July 2017

Viewable all day during Woodhorn Museum opening hours

The museum’s colliery site provides a poignant environment to experience this artwork about the Battle of Orgreave, a violent confrontation between striking miners and police which took place during the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike.


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Spiritual Journeys: An Exhibition of Original Prints by Carol Nunan @ Durham Cathedral


03 April 2017 - 31 May 2017

Carol's exhibition reflects the broader theme of spiritul journeys and how the spirit moves each of us in the landscape.


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Weekly Art Class @ Whorlton Village Hall


03 April 2017 - 25 December 2017

Every Monday between 19:00 to 21:00

Join Jane Young every Monday evening for this friendly art class.


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Weekly Art Class @ Barningham Village Hall


04 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

Every Tuesday between 10:00 to 12:00

Join Jenny Frost every Tuesday morning for this friendly art class.


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Moving Cities North East @ Dance City


06 April 2017 - 30 June 2017

Free to view during Dance City opening times - see the Dance City website for further details

Moving Art Management teamed up with world renowned photographer Jevan Chowdhury to bring his multi-award winning international project Moving Cities to the North East.


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Weekly Art Class @ Whorlton Village Hall


06 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

Every Thursday between 19:00 to 21:00

Join Jane Young every Thursday evening for this friendly art class.


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Art Sessions @ Hamsterley Village Hall


06 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

09:30 to 12:30 every Thursday

Enjoy some weekly art sessions at Hamsterley Village Hall


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Painting in Watercolours @ Eggleston Village Hall


07 April 2017 - 29 December 2017

09:45 to 11:45 every Friday

Learn more about the art of watercolours in these weekly classes.


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Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action @ The Bowes Museum


08 April 2017 - 09 July 2017

This exhibition will celebrate England’s best-known eighteenth-century actor, David Garrick (1717-1779), marking the 300th anniversary of his birth.


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Art Class @ Ingleton Village Hall


10 April 2017 - 25 December 2017

13:30 to 15:30 every Monday

Make sure you don't miss out on Ingleton Village Hall's weekly art classes!


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General Crafts @ Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


10 April 2017 - 25 December 2017

13:30 to 15:30 every Monday

£2 per session 20p for tea or coffee

Weekly meeting of self help crafters.


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Carlbeck Crafters @ Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


10 April 2017 - 25 December 2017

19:00 to 21:00 every Monday

Everyone welcome to come along and make their chosen needlecrafts


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Dressmaking, Sewing and Pattern Adaptation @ Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


10 April 2017 - 25 December 2017

19:00 to 21:00 on second and fourth Mondays of each month

All skill levels welcome


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Family Arts and Crafts @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


11 April 2017 - 23 April 2017

1.00pm - 3.00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Included in admission and yearly passes.

Join us in the Easter holidays for fun arts and crafts for all the family


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Sewing and Associated Crafts Group @ Evenwood – Randolph Community Centre


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

13:00 to 15:00 every Tuesday

Indulge your passion for arts, crafts and sewing in this friendly weekly group


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Spinning, Weaving & Dyeing @ Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


11 April 2017 - 26 December 2017

10:00 to 13:00 every Tuesday

Weekly group spinning, weaving and dyeing


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Teesdale Quilters @ Gainford Montalbo Village


13 April 2017 - 28 December 2017

14:00 to 16:00 on the second and fourth Thursday of each month

If you love to stitch, take part in this twice-monthly quilting session


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Quilting & Patchwork @ Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


19 April 2017 - 20 December 2017

10:00 to 01:00 on first and third Wednesday of each month

All skill levels welcome


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Creative Age @ Arts Centre Washington


22 April 2017 - 02 June 2017

A celebration of our weekly Creative Age group, which is a group designed for people living with the early stages of dementia


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Teesdale Knitting & Crochet Guild @ Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


22 April 2017 - 23 December 2017

14:00 to 17:00 on the fourth Saturday of every month

All skill levels welcome, expert help given if required


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Make & Do: Every Sunday @ Seaton Delaval Hall


23 April 2017

11:00 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts or to keep yourself.


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Painting Workshop: Early Watercolour Landscapes @ The Bowes Museum


24 April 2017

10:00 - 16:30

£35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Join artist Linda Birch to learn the methods of early watercolour painting


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Needle Felting @ Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


24 April 2017 - 25 December 2017

19:00 to 21:00 on the fourth Monday of every month

Wonderful way to create 2D pictures and 3D characters and objects in wool


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Become a Weaver @ Auckland Castle


25 April 2017 - 26 April 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£70 per person.

Become a weaver and learn how to use a four shaft loom


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Not Only in England @ The Bowes Museum


25 April 2017

2.30

Join Dr Simon Ward, whose subject Not Only in England: Non-conformist Documentary Photography both Sides of the Iron Curtain in the 1970s and 1980s, complements the current exhibition Only in England.


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


25 April 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Salty Scenes @ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


27 April 2017 - 18 May 2017

1 - 4pm - check the South Shields Museum website for exact workshop dates.

£40 (+booking fee)

A four-week course on how to create salt water paintings with watercolours


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Ken Watts @ Arts Centre Washington


28 April 2017 - 10 June 2017

A retrospective of work by the late Jarrow painter


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Durham Cathedral Photography Morning @ Durham Cathedral


29 April 2017

5.00am - 7.30am

£10.00 per camera

A special opportunity to spend a morning with your camera inside Durham Cathedral


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Fused Glass Workshop with Kimoci Glass @ Laing Art Gallery


29 April 2017

1.30-4pm

£45 per person.

These sessions are very popular, book early to avoid disappointment


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North East Wildlife Photography 2016 @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


29 April 2017 - 03 June 2017

An exhibition featuring the winners and runners up from each of the six wildlife categories.


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Build Your Own Vinyl Record Player @ Discovery Museum


29 April 2017 - 30 April 2017

10am-11.30am / 12.30pm - 2pm / 2.30pm - 4pm

£5 per child + booking fee

Using simple junk materials, build your own working vinyl record player to take home and use


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Printmaking with Cindy Robinson-Begg @ Laing Art Gallery


29 April 2017

1:30-4pm

£35 per person, booking essential.

An introduction to hand printing techniques


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Make & Do: Every Sunday @ Seaton Delaval Hall


30 April 2017

11:00 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts or to keep yourself.


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Craft Fair @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


30 April 2017 - 01 May 2017

10am to 5pm

Stalls offering a great range of craft and gift items


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Spotlight on: Picasso's Self-Portraits @ Laing Art Gallery


02 May 2017

1-1.45pm

£4 per person

A talk from the curator of the recent Picasso Portraits exhibition at National Portrait Gallery


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Northern Perspective – Godfrey Irving @ Arts Centre Washington


02 May 2017 - 31 May 2017

Northern Perspective is an exhibition which reflects the life experiences which are part of culture that we call the north.


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Curator-led tour of Quentin Blake: Inside Stories @ Laing Art Gallery


03 May 2017

12.30-1pm

£3 + admission to the exhibition

Learn more about this exhibition from House of Illustration


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Arcs and Sparks Store Tour @ Discovery Museum


03 May 2017

11am

£4 per adult (under 16s free)

Go behind the scenes and see our historic electrical collection


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Magic, Mad or Modern: How to Think about Artistic Genius @ Laing Art Gallery


03 May 2017

1.30-4pm

A philosophical enquiry workshop inspired by modern Visionaries


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Craft Fair @ Arts Centre Washington


06 May 2017

10am - 3.30pm

Join us for our Craft Fair as the arts centre is filled with a variety of stalls selling products created by local artists and crafts people


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Silver Wire Earrings or Pendant @ Auckland Castle


06 May 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£35 per person

In this class you will learn how to manipulate wire, first in copper, then silver to make forms which are finished with a hammered surface to create dynamic flowing shapes.


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Portfolio & Project Peer Mentoring Sessions @ Berwick Visual Arts


06 May 2017

10.30AM - 12.30PM

Free

We invite early and mid-career photographers from North-East England and the Scottish Borders for a portfolio and project mentoring session.


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Family Quilting with Louise Underwood @ Shipley Art Gallery


06 May 2017

10am-12pm

Free, advance booking required

Help to create a celebratory centenary quilt for the Shipley


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Make & Do: Every Sunday @ Seaton Delaval Hall


07 May 2017

11:00 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts or to keep yourself.


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


09 May 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Weave A Willow Piglet @ Auckland Castle


10 May 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£30 per person.

Come along and make your very own willow piglet to complete your garden.


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Curator-led tours of Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye @ Laing Art Gallery


11 May 2017

12.30-1pm

£4 per person

With Curator Madeleine Kennedy


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Beasties Embroidery @ Auckland Castle


11 May 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£30 per person.

A one day workshop to create your own embroidered medieval beastie, using the technique employed for the Bayeux tapestry.


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Gainford Annual Art Exhibition 2017 @ Gainford Montalbo Village


12 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

19:30 to 21:00

Exhibiting artists pay a small fee of £2.00 per picture to exhibit

Display of work by artists from around the area.


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Gallery Talk – Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action @ The Bowes Museum


12 May 2017

2.15pm

Join the Museum’s Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti, to learn more about the current exhibition Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action.


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Belsay House of Quilts @ Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


13 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

A celebration of the textile art of quilting


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Weave a Tartan @ Auckland Castle


13 May 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£35 per person.

These patterns are hugely popular at the moment, so come and weave your own contemporary twist on Tartan.


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Into the Shadows: Painting with Narbi Price @ Laing Art Gallery


13 May 2017

10am-4pm

£50 per person

An adult art class inspired by David Bomberg's self-portrait


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Make & Do: Every Sunday @ Seaton Delaval Hall


14 May 2017

11:00 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts or to keep yourself.


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The Late Shows: Everyone's an Artist @ Laing Art Gallery


20 May 2017

7-11pm

Free*, drop in (Please note: admission charges apply to Quentin Blake: Inside Stories)

Part of The Late Shows 2017, NewcastleGatesead's late-night Cultural Crawl


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Art Class: Drawing in Watercolours @ Laing Art Gallery


20 May 2017

10am-1pm

£35 per person

Adult art class with Tracey Tofield. Inspired by Quentin Blake: Inside Stories.


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The Late Shows @ Newcastle Castle


20 May 2017

19:00 To 23:00

FREE

The Late Shows – supported by Port of Tyne and Sofa Workshop – is a free late-night culture crawl in NewcastleGateshead


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Make & Do: Every Sunday @ Seaton Delaval Hall


21 May 2017

11:00 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts or to keep yourself.


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Nude Life Drawing @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


21 May 2017

12:30 pm - 3:30pm

£10.00, materials included. Booking is essential from our reception desk or through our website.

This session is an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence working with a nude life model


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Painting Workshop - Unusual Historical Picture Making @ The Bowes Museum


22 May 2017

10:00 - 16:30

£35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Join artist Linda Birch to create a painting using an early form of `Automatism` developed from Leonardo de Vinci


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


23 May 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Exploring Genius: Genius, Creativity and Disease @ Laing Art Gallery


23 May 2017

1-1.45pm

£4, free for students

A talk on the history of ideas of genius in relation to theories about melancholia and disease


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Dracula: A Visual Biography @ Newcastle Castle


26 May 2017

18:00 To 19:15

£5.50

Cultural historian Gail-Nina Anderson will present this illustrated evening talk in the Black Gate.


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Durham Cathedral Photography Morning @ Durham Cathedral


27 May 2017

5.00am - 7.30am

£10.00 per camera which includes a cup of tea or coffee.

A special opportunity to spend a morning with your camera inside Durham Cathedral and capture the early morning light reflected on the Cathedral's magnificent interior.


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Introduction to Screen Printing @ Laing Art Gallery


27 May 2017

1-5pm

£50 per person

A printing workshop with Alex Charrington


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Ceramic Button and Jar Making workshop @ Laing Art Gallery


27 May 2017

1.30-4pm

£35 per person

Pottery class with Muddy Fingers Pottery


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Introduction to the Scottish Colourists by James Knox, Director of the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation @ The Maltings, Berwick


27 May 2017

2pm

£3 (no concessions)

James Knox, Director of the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation will discuss the origins of Scottish Colourists, the artists who influenced their work and their impact upon Scottish art


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Scottish Colourists From The Fleming Collection @ Berwick Visual Arts


27 May 2017 - 15 October 2017

Tues - Sun 11am-4pm (Closed Mondays)

With works on loan from the prestigious Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, which owns the finest collection of Scottish art outside institutions, this new exhibition features work from the four key Scottish Colourist artists


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Make & Do: Every Sunday @ Seaton Delaval Hall


28 May 2017

11:00 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts or to keep yourself.


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Family Arts and Crafts @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


30 May 2017 - 02 June 2017

1.00pm - 3.00pm on Thuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Included in admission and yearly passes

Join us in May half term for fun arts and crafts for all the family


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Crafty Thursday @ Cragside


01 June 2017

11:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Put on your creative cap and make fab decorations.


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Curator-led tours of Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artists' Eye @ Laing Art Gallery


01 June 2017

12.30-1pm

£4 per person

With Curator Madeleine Kennedy


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Get Crafty: Etch and Engrave @ Shipley Art Gallery


01 June 2017

10am - 2pm

£2.50 per child

Have a go at crafting etched patterns


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Craft Fair @ Arts Centre Washington


03 June 2017

10am - 3.30pm

Join us for our Craft Fair as the arts centre is filled with a variety of stalls selling products created by local artists and crafts people


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Teapot Making Workshop @ Laing Art Gallery


03 June 2017

1.30-4pm

£35

Pottery class with Muddy Fingers Pottery


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


06 June 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Introduction to Plant Photography @ Wynyard Hall


07 June 2017

£35 per person

Would you love to learn how to make better use of your camera, take beautiful photos of plants and enjoy a creative workshop with like-minded individuals?


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Arcs and Sparks Store Tour @ Discovery Museum


07 June 2017

11am

£4 per adult (under 16s free)

Go behind the scenes and see our historic electrical collection


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Photography Evening @ Durham Cathedral


08 June 2017

6.30pm

£10.00 per camera which will include a cup of tea or coffee

A special opportunity to spend a summer evening with your camera inside Durham Cathedral.


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Sunderland College - Final Show 2017 @ Arts Centre Washington


09 June 2017 - 16 June 2017

Including work from the brand new HND in Art & Design and Foundation Degree in Photography at Sunderland College


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Print and Book Making Workshop @ Laing Art Gallery


10 June 2017

10am-4pm

£50 per person

With Theresa Easton. Inspired by Quentin Blake: Inside Stories.


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You Can't Define the Normal @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


10 June 2017 - 01 July 2017

Open 10.00am-5.00pm Monday-Friday 10.00am-4.00pm Saturday

A showcase of selected work from young Art, Graphics and Photography Students, past and present, from the renowned Queen Elizabeth High School Art Department.


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Painting Workshop - Colour Themed Paintings @ The Bowes Museum


12 June 2017

10:00 - 16:30

£35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Join artist Linda Birch to explore painting with new and limited colour combinations


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Jewellery Making for Beginners 2017 @ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


17 June 2017

12noon - 3.30pm

£15 per person. Please book in person at the museum shop.

Fancy learning something new? Get signed up for this course beginning in spring.


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Create Your Own Terrarium @ Laing Art Gallery


17 June 2017

10am-12pm

£45 per person

Grow a tiny landscape inside a jar with Pins Petals Powder


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Create your own Hanging Garden @ Laing Art Gallery


17 June 2017

1-3pm

£35

A floristry workshop with Pins Petals Powder


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Art Class: Story, Sequence and Illustration @ Laing Art Gallery


17 June 2017

10am-1pm

£35 per person

Adult art class with Tracey Tofield. Inspired by Quentin Blake: Inside Stories.


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


20 June 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Catherine Smith @ Arts Centre Washington


23 June 2017 - 05 August 2017

Catherine has no one preferred style of photography, choosing to capture whatever it may be which catches her eye.


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Fused Glass Workshop with Kimoci Glass @ Laing Art Gallery


24 June 2017

1.30-4pm

£45 per person.

These sessions are very popular, book early to avoid disappointment


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Printmaking with Cindy Robinson-Begg @ Laing Art Gallery


24 June 2017

1:30-4pm

£35 per person, booking essential.

An introduction to hand printing techniques


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Curator-led tour of Quentin Blake: Inside Stories @ Laing Art Gallery


28 June 2017

12.30-1pm

£3 + admission to the exhibition

Learn more about this exhibition from House of Illustration


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Craft Fair @ Arts Centre Washington


01 July 2017

10am - 3.30pm

Join us for our Craft Fair as the arts centre is filled with a variety of stalls selling products created by local artists and crafts people


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


04 July 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Northern Ink: An Exhibition of Pen and Ink Drawings by Naomi Blayney @ Durham Cathedral


04 July 2017 - 29 August 2017

Naomi is an artist specialising in pen and inks of landscapes and architecture


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Portraits from the North East @ Arts Centre Washington


07 July 2017 - 12 August 2017

Portraits from the North East is a collective of documentary photographers based in the Durham area.


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Feed @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


08 July 2017 - 26 August 2017

Gallery One & Two: Open 10.00am-5.00pm Monday-Friday 10.00am-4.00pm Saturday

Feed is a group show a group show of artists whose natural curiosity about the world has led them to become engaged in lively technologies


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Teapot Making Workshop @ Laing Art Gallery


08 July 2017

1.30-4pm

£35

Pottery class with Muddy Fingers Pottery


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


18 July 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Painting Workshop - Line & Wash Illustration @ The Bowes Museum


21 July 2017

10:00 - 16:30

Join artist Linda Birch to develop a character, human or animal, which is suitable for a child’s picture book.


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Summer Arts and Crafts @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


25 July 2017 - 01 September 2017

1.00pm - 3.00pm every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Included in admission and yearly passes

Drop in for a variety of fun arts and crafts activities for all the family to join in with


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Silk Painting - Animals @ The Bowes Museum


26 July 2017

10:00 - 15:30

£4.50 per child

Sketch your favourite animal in the Museum galleries and transform it into a spectacular silk painting to take home


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Turkish Tulips @ The Bowes Museum


29 July 2017 - 05 November 2017

Viewable all day during Bowes Museum opening hours

This exhibition will delve into the complex and paradoxical history behind this iconic flower.


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The Clockwork Garden @ The Bowes Museum


29 July 2017 - 05 November 2017

Viewable all day during Bowes Museum opening hours

Flying in from somewhere far out in the black of space, a strange mechanical seed has landed in our temporary exhibition gallery and unfurled to fill it with the beautiful interactive Clockwork Garden Exhibition


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Painting Workshop - Plein Air Painting @ The Bowes Museum


04 August 2017

10.00 – 4.30

£35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Enjoy a day in The Bowes Museum grounds with artist Linda Birch to paint in the style of the Impressionists.


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Photography Evening @ Durham Cathedral


04 August 2017

6.30pm

Tickets are £10.00 per camera which will include a cup of tea or coffee

A special opportunity to spend a summer evening with your camera inside Durham Cathedral.


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Photography Evening @ Durham Cathedral


04 August 2017

6.30pm

£10.00 per camera which will include a cup of tea or coffee

A special opportunity to spend a summer evening with your camera inside Durham Cathedral.


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Paul Foster - Local Landscapes @ Arts Centre Washington


18 August 2017 - 23 September 2017

Local artist Paul Foster has lived in Washington for 25 years and finds inspiration for his paintings in the wonderful landscapes of the North East


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The Royal Photographic Society - Members' Biennial 2017 Exhibition @ Arts Centre Washington


18 August 2017 - 21 September 2017

Members worldwide were invited to submit their images to an open call competition and the entries were carefully reviewed by a selection panel.


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Nude Life Drawing @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


19 August 2017

12:30 pm - 3:30pm

£10.00, materials included. Booking is essential from our reception desk or through our website.

This session is an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence working with a nude life model


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Romans @ The Bowes Museum


30 August 2017

10.30 - 4.00

Learn about the Romans and take part in a variety of themed crafts


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Paul Nash @ Laing Art Gallery


09 September 2017 - 14 January 2018

Viewable during gallery open hours.

Admission charges will apply to this exhibition

Paul Nash (1889 –1946) was one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century and was a key figure in British Surrealism


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


12 September 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Painting Workshop - Tulip Fever @ The Bowes Museum


15 September 2017

10.00 – 4.30

£35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Join artist Linda Birch to make a vibrant tissue collage painting using tulips, in celebration of the Turkish Tulips exhibition.


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Fused Glass Workshop with Kimoci Glass @ Laing Art Gallery


16 September 2017

1.30-4pm

£45 per person.

These sessions are very popular, book early to avoid disappointment


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


26 September 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


10 October 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Painting Workshop - Still Life in Pastel @ The Bowes Museum


23 October 2017

10.00 – 4.30

£35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Join artist Linda Birch to create a still life painting, using the many examples in The Bowes Museum’s collection as inspiration.


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Family Arts and Crafts @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


26 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

1.00pm – 3.00pm

Included in admission and yearly passes

Join us in October half term for fun arts and crafts for all the family


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Fused Glass Workshop with Kimoci Glass @ Laing Art Gallery


28 October 2017

1.30-4pm

£45 per person.

These sessions are very popular, book early to avoid disappointment


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


07 November 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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New Light Prize Exhibition @ The Bowes Museum


18 November 2017 - 18 February 2018

Viewable all day during Bowes Museum opening hours

Once again the visual arts charity New Light is delighted to launch its latest New Light Prize Exhibition at The Bowes Museum.


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Nude Life Drawing @ mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


19 November 2017

12:30 pm - 3:30pm

£10.00, materials included. Booking is essential from our reception desk or through our website.

This session is an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence working with a nude life model


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Painting Workshop - Gentle Abstract in Coloured Pencil @ The Bowes Museum


20 November 2017

10.00 – 4.30

£35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Join artist Linda Birch to make an abstract work by adapting a painting from The Bowes collection


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


21 November 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Fused Glass Workshop with Kimoci Glass @ Laing Art Gallery


02 December 2017

1.30-4pm

£45 per person.

These sessions are very popular, book early to avoid disappointment


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


05 December 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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Painting Workshop - Doll’s House Diptych @ The Bowes Museum


08 December 2017

10.00 – 4.30

£35 Adult, £33 FOBM, inc. morning refreshments

Join artist Linda Birch to make a miniature painting with doors on the theme of a dolls house


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Felting with Faerierealms @ Gibside


19 December 2017

10:30 - 13:00

£4.00

Friendly, sociable felting group for people of all ages and abilities. Learn new skills and contribute to our Woollen Woods project.


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