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Dare to Enquire: I see, I notice, I wonder Teacher CPD

Dare to Enquire begins by looking at techniques to make your pupils feel more comfortable and confident when working away from their usual environment. The process continues by focusing on empowering
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Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18

Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18 is a Heritage Lottery funded World War One project and collaboration between the Lit & Phil, Northumbria University, Newcastle College and the November Club. The p
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North East Dance

North East Dance Community Interest Company successfully deliver dance and fitness in schools, nurseries, sure starts, community venues and all educational establishments across the North East of Engl
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Archaeology Summer School at Arbeia Roman Fort, Wed, 17th August 10-3PM

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the past and be a real life Indiana Jones? Now is your chance with our hands-on Archaeology schools for 8-12 year olds. Find out about the role of archaeologis
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Sheryl Jenkins – Animation and Filmmaking

I’m an animator and filmmaker working mainly in the North East, North West, Cumbria and Yorkshire.  My time is split between collaborative projects with artists, schools, community groups, and educ
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Segedunum Roman Fort Saturday 6 August

Join in a different kind of fun this summer with our hands on Gladiator training school. Ever wanted to be Spartacus for the day, fighting off fierce lions or sword-wielding warriors? Now is your chan

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Jan
23
Sat
2016
Surface Deep @ The Shipley Art Gallery
Jan 23 – Dec 18 all-day
Surface Deep @ The Shipley Art Gallery | Gateshead | United Kingdom

This exhibition explores the riches of the Shipley’s three-dimensional craft and design collection to showcase a wealth of pattern and decoration. Many techniques are included, both on the surface and creating a ‘surface’ in glass, ceramic, textile, metal and wood.

Mar
5
Sat
2016
On the Surface @ Shipley Art Gallery
Mar 5 – Dec 18 all-day
On the Surface @ Shipley Art Gallery | Gateshead | United Kingdom

This exhibition has been created to complement ‘Surface Deep’, but with the focus on two-dimensional works on art. Paintings, drawings, prints, tapestries and embroideries will be shown in a rich, multi-layered display of pattern, surfaces, colour and narrative.

May
28
Sat
2016
Animal Inside Out @ Life Science Centre
May 28 2016 – Jan 3 2017 all-day
Animal Inside Out @  Life Science Centre | Newcastle upon Tyne | United Kingdom

Explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures, large and small in this fascinating new exhibition by BODY WORLDS creator, anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT takes visitors on an anatomical safari of more than 100 specimens. Each animal is painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of Plastination, invented by Dr. von Hagens.

From goats to giraffes, elephants to eels and octopuses to ostriches visitors will discover the form and function of animals both exotic and familiar. Animal biology textbooks spring to life in this unforgettable museum learning experience.

Nov
11
Fri
2016
Goldilocks and the Three Bears @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Nov 11 all-day
Goldilocks and the Three Bears @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle upon Tyne | United Kingdom

Following the sell-out successes of Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs, Elves & the Shoemaker and Tortoise & the Hare and the TV adaptations for CBeebies, Northern Ballet bring their magic to another classic children’s tale.Goldilocks & the Three Bears is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre.

These child friendly performances last approximately 40 minutes.

Tickets: £8 adults, £6 children (no Friends’ discount)

Book early and we guarantee you will pay the lowest price for your tickets! We reserve the right to change prices. Become a Friend of the Theatre Royal and your prices will never change.

Nov
13
Sun
2016
Beth Hart @ Sage Gateshead
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm
Beth Hart @ Sage Gateshead | Gateshead | United Kingdom

Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart has been recognised across the world as one of the great live vocalists of our time. She has performed with Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, Slash and Buddy Guy and has been nominated for two Blues Music Awards.

For 20 years, she has been levelling audiences and rocking the house with her incredible power, range and soul.

“I was just blown away by Beth’s voice!” Planetmosh
“Beth’s tough, throaty voice…she uses that powerful instrument to best effect on dramatic, arena filling ballads.” American Songwriter

Nov
22
Tue
2016
Cinderella @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Nov 22 2016 – Jan 15 2017 all-day
Cinderella @ Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle upon Tyne | United Kingdom

You are invited to the most spectacular ball of them all!

This Christmas, Theatre Royal panto audiences are invited to join the comedy trio of Danny Adams, Clive Webb and Chris Hayward at the most magical pantomime of them all, Cinderella.

Cinderella will be brought spectacularly to life in a sumptuous production packed with special effects, family-friendly comedy, stunning sets, outrageous costumes, and that most magical pantomime moment when Cinderella is transported to the Prince’s Ball with the help of a pumpkin, some mice and lots of Fairy Godmother magic!

Please note: Cinderella is a family show with bangs and flashes, a couple of scary moments, a bit of panto innuendo (never intended to offend) – and some very old jokes…

Dec
2
Fri
2016
Newcastle Panto presents: Beauty & the Beast @ Tyne Theatre and Opera House
Dec 2 – Dec 30 all-day
Newcastle Panto presents: Beauty & the Beast @ Tyne Theatre and Opera House | Newcastle upon Tyne | United Kingdom

This year Newcastle Panto present the enchanting story of Beauty and The Beast.

In a small French village, the beautiful and intelligent Belle ignores her suitor, the vain and boorish Gaston, as she cares for her father, eccentric inventor Maurice.

On his way to the fair, Maurice stumbles upon a foreboding castle in the woods, and is thrown into a dungeon by the castle’s occupant: a huge savage beast. Belle comes to rescue her ailing father, and offers to take his place as the Beast’s prisoner. Belle discovers that the castle’s house staff have been transformed into objects by the same magic spell that made their master a beast. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and be loved in return.

As she remains in the castle, Belle and Beast find their apprehension replaced by affection; but Belle misses her father, and the Beast reluctantly allows her to leave.

Gaston, incensed at Belle’s affection for the Beast, leads a mob of townspeople to storm the castle. Belle rushes back in time to confess her love for the Beast, and the spell is broken.

The beast returns to his former self, a handsome young prince and he and Belle marry and live happily ever after.

Tickets now on sale!

Dec
9
Fri
2016
Sleeping Beauty @ Sunderland Empire
Dec 9 – Dec 31 all-day
Sleeping Beauty @ Sunderland Empire | Sunderland | United Kingdom

Martin Dodd for UK Productions, the producers behind Peter Pan, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Aladdinare back with Sleeping Beauty!

Packed full of hilarious jokes, show-stopping song and dance, larger-than-life characters, colourful costumes, sparkling sets and amazing special effects, Sleeping Beauty is set to be another spectacular pantomime that promises to add a fairy tale touch to your festive season.

The timeless story tells the classic tale of Princess Briar Rose who has a spell cast over her by a wicked fairy sending her into a deep sleep – but can the spell be broken by a handsome Prince and will there be a happy ever after?

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