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More details - Drawing Dragons Illustration Masterclass
Join award winning illustrator Thomas Docherty (illustrator of The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight) for a drawing masterclass packed full of handy tips and expert advice to help you create your very own dragon. WARNING: May contain trolls and griffins too! Ideal for budding artists! Supported by Scholastic
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today

More details - The Dickies
The Dickies + Crashed Out. Artists performing: The Dickies.: Tickets avaiable.
O2 Academy2 Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Today

More details - You Can Never Run Out of Love
You can run out of biscuits, milk, socks and energy… But what is the one thing you can NEVER run out of? Find out with author Helen Docherty (The Snatchabook, The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight) in this interactive storytelling session, including craft activity.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today

More details - Gibside - parkrun
Whether you’re new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am. It’s an opportunity to enjoy running in a historic garden where the background noise includes birdsong, perhaps a lawnmower or two, and not much else.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Sat 28 Jul, Sat 4 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sat 25 Aug

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Walks for all: Families
Routes that parents, grandparents and kids of all ages can enjoy. These family friendly walks of 1.5 - 3 miles include routes that are pushchair friendly. The family dog is welcome too! Booking Advisable. Phone: 07780 338 301. Children of all ages welcome, must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on leads welcome.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Today, Sat 28 Jul, Sat 4 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sat 25 Aug

More details - You Can Never Run Out of Love
You can run out of biscuits, milk, socks and energy… But what is the one thing you can NEVER run out of? Find out with author Helen Docherty (The Snatchabook, The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight) in this interactive storytelling session, including craft activity.
Seven Stories the National Centre for Childrens Books 30 Lime Street Ouseburn Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today

More details - Streetscapes photography exhibition
Location Q4, Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle, NE12 8EW Dates 18th July – 22nd July 2018 STREETSCAPES is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle. All the images in this exhibition have been taken within cities and towns.
Q4, Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle
Today and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Newcastle Pride 2018
Newcastle Pride is one of the UK’s largest, free LGBT+ festivals. This year the event will be held under a big top tent at the new location of Nuns Moor Park with a huge musical line-up.
Nuns Moor Park, Newcastle
Today and Sun 22 Jul

More details - Families challenged to take on Robots Activity Trail at Life
Families are invited to explore an activity trail through Life Science Centre’s blockbuster exhibition Robots – then and now this summer holidays as part of an action-packed day at the visitor attraction.
Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Sun 2 Sep

More details - Sensory Adventures
Get ready to touch, see, smell and listen as we launch a brand new multi-sensory adventure! Join our skilled team of Storycatchers as they bring the book ‘Too Noisy’ (Malachy Doyle & Ed Vere) to life using an exciting selection of props, sounds and song.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today, Wed 25 Jul, Sat 4 Aug

More details - Night Owl Opening!
Enjoy a quieter visit to Seven Stories with relaxed story times and the opportunity to explore the exhibitions with sensory backpacks. Don’t forget to borrow a pair of ear defenders to screen out noise! Skilled staff will be on hand throughout your visit. Designed especially for families with additional needs.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today, Wed 25 Jul, Sat 4 Aug

More details - Penshaw Monument - Tours to the Top 2018
Climb the secret spiral staircase to the monument’s rooftop walkway. Enjoy spectacular views across Wearside and County Durham from the top of this 70ft iconic landmark. Booking Advisable. Phone: 0844 249 1895. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Penshaw Monument, Chester RoadY, Penshaw
Today, Sun 22 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sat 4 Aug, Sun 5 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Robots – then and now exhibition
Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work in progress story of building automated machines, from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids – and everything in between.
Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Storytime
Explore a world of imagination at Seven Stories with entertaining and enthralling storytelling for the whole family. Unique, energetic and playful, these sessions are led by one of our expert Story Catchers and delivered in signature Seven Stories-style!
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today to Wed 1 Aug

More details - Hidden Treasures trail
Follow the online digital trail to find Stamfordham’s HIDDEN TREASURES  Hidden Treasures is a brand new, free, arts trail in the beautiful village of Stamfordham, Northumberland. You download the trail onto your smartphone (or iPad, tablet, whatever) and roll on up to the village green.
Stamfordham Village Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Fri 24 Aug

More details - Winged Tales of the North
Trail starts Glasshouse Bridge and ends at Archway 4, Stepney Bank (pick up a map from Seven Stories) A playful and imaginative street art trail inspired by new flash fiction by David Almond – one of the North’s best-loved writers.
Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Today to Sun 5 Aug

More details - Robots – then and now exhibition
Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work in progress story of building automated machines, from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids – and everything in between.
Life Science Centre Times Square Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Fri 24 Aug

More details - Gibside - Gibside summer nights
Explore Gibside after hours. The summer sun and lighter nights are ideal for longer adventures, so we’re opening the whole estate until late. Stroll around this eighteenth-century landscape garden while the sun sets, celebrate history through two contemporary art installations and down your picnic blanket.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Fri 27 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Gibside - Gibside Pub
Gibside Pub can be found inside the main caf every Friday and Saturday evening until 9pm. And although it may be on the small side, it is nestled within an 18th-century garden as well as being the only pub in the village. Inside you’ll find Wylam Brewery ales on tap, lager, wine, cider and soft drinks available.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today, Fri 27 Jul, Sat 28 Jul, Fri 3 Aug, Sat 4 Aug, Fri 10 Aug, Sat 11 Aug, Fri 17 Aug, Sat 18 Aug, Fri 24 Aug, Sat 25 Aug, Fri 31 Aug

More details - Gibside - Your sweetest empire is to please by Fiona Curran
Delve into Gibside’s past through a new and exciting installation by mixed media artist Fiona Curran and visit her architectural folly by the Orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Gibside - The orangery urns by Andrew Burton
Sculptor Andrew Burton has researched the tempestuous story of Mary Eleanor’s second marriage to Andrew Robinson "Stoney" Bowes as well as looked at the original urns that once graced Mary Eleanor Bowes’ original orangery.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Fri 31 Aug

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Special offsite event: Underground lead mine adventure
A tour of Smallcleugh Mine, Nenthead, Cumbria. Let the Pinpoint Adventure team guide you on a tour of Smallcleugh Mine, a working lead mine until the early 1900s. Explore a network of tunnels and glimpse into the arduous lives of the miners. Work your way towards the ’Ballroom’ - an impressive chamber.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 22 Jul

More details - No. 2 Ferndene - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre garden, developing since 2009, surrounded by trees. Informal areas of herbaceous perennials, more formal box bordered area, sedum roof, wildlife pond, cutting, bog and fern gardens. Willow work. Early interest - hellebores, snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells and tulips.
No. 2 Ferndene, Ryton
Sun 22 Jul

More details - Gibside - Great Run Local
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The runs will take place at Gibside each Sunday throughout the year.
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

More details - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas - Great Run Local
Free weekly 5k and 2k runs, open to all. 5k and 2k timed courses on Souter’s scenic coast. Open to runners of all levels and ages including absolute beginners and families, as well as more experienced runners. The perfect way to get fit and stay fit. Booking Not Needed.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Sun 22 Jul, Sun 29 Jul, Sun 5 Aug, Sun 12 Aug, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 26 Aug

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