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When The Lamps Went Out Exhibition Tour
02 Apr 15
Grand Launch of Journey to Justice
04 Apr 15
Music Activity Sessions
06-27 Apr 15
Cinderella - A Fairytale Ball
07 Apr 15
Terrrific Turbines and Transformers
07-14 Apr 15
Big Thursday - Chocolate, A Fair Share
09 Apr 15
We've got a great WW1 event tomorrow for all ages. See our re-enactors, get stuck into our craft station and use trench art techniques. All happening from 11am and free.
Big Thursday - In the Trenches - Discovery Museum
The first of our Easter Big Thursday's takes inspiration from our current exhibition, 'When the Lamps Went out: Life on Tyneside in the First World War.'
3:42pm 01 Apr 2015
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3:43pm 31 Mar 2015
West End Stories: Gerrard Robinson
West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. Gerrad Robinson was a wood carver and artisan who was born in Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1848. He died in 1891 in Pine Street in the West End of Newcastle. Art Historian John Millard talks about Robinson's life and work including: The Boar Hunt' from 1879 which can be seen in the Northern Spirit Gallery at the Laing Art Gallery and the wood carving Tam O'Shanter' which was used in the West End Stories exhibition in 2013. http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/northernspirit/gerrard-robinson-1834-1891/
West End Stories: St James' Heritage & Environment Group
West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. St James' Church in Benwell has a really interesting history, in some ways in reflects the history of Newcastle's West End. Judith Green talks about St James' Church and the graveyard, the history of St James' Heritage & Environment group and plans for the future. St James' Heritage and Environment Group is an independent voluntary organisation set up in 2010 to support the restoration and improvement of St James' Church building and churchyard in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne. The group also set up the St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture based at the church. The group runs events and activities intended to explore and celebrate the history of the west end of Newcastle. They have also produced a series of local history booklets and heritage trails which are available free of charge at drop-ins and events in the Church. You can visit St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture every Tuesday 12pm - 4pm https://stjameschurchnewcastle.wordpress.com/ https://goo.gl/maps/LKaAF
31 Mar 2015
Like many people who grew up on Tyneside, my first memories of the Great North Museum: Hancock (then the Hancock Museum) came as a child.¬† For me, however…
26 Mar 2015
As part of the ‘Wor Life’ project we have been researching all our venues to see what was going on at each of them during the First World War.