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Let the magic of Christmas truly come to life and behold our collection as a fantastic array of displays and installations to create a narration around Christmas.
Get ready for Christmas with this fun workshop from artist Colleen Vaux. Using layering and collage techniques, you'll learn how to create wonderfully vibrant cards, gift labels, boxes and notebooks. You'll come away with your own unique and individual cards and gifts to share with the special people in your life. This workshop is suitable for everyone, beginners are welcome and all materials are provided. This is a small group workshop, with a maximum of 12 participants, so you can enjoy a fun and relaxing day.
Join us on an interactive cinematic journey through the social development of the North East region from WW2 to today. Dr Ben Lamb from Teesside University will be here to introduce each film and together we’ll talk about what makes the social character of our area so distinctive. You’ll be invited to share your memories about how accessing healthcare, housing, education and other human rights have changed over the years and reflect on what we can learn from the past to improve our future.
This screening is brought to you by the North East Film Archive, as part of their North East on Film project connecting the people and communities of the region with their film heritage, in partnership with Teesside University. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Teesside University.
This workshop, led by Gary Lintern, is aimed at photographers of all experience levels, including absolute beginners. You will have private access to The Bowes Museum and its grounds. It is scheduled for a moonless night, during astronomical darkness. The building’s floodlights will be turned off, so (weather permitting) you will be able to get shots of the night sky, including stars and the Milky Way, over the roof of the museum. The event is part o the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2019.
Join Norman Cornish' biographers Gillian Wales and Dr Bob McManners for a fascinating talk about his life and work. Their book The Quintessential Cornish, the authorised biography was originally published to coincide with Norman's 90th birthday and has been reprinted to celebrate his Centenary Year.
*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.