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Did you know our library is now open on Saturdays too? From 12 noon to 3.30pm. Come and have a browse - anyone can come in, it's on the 2nd floor.

9:36am 25 Apr 2015

Our old spirit specimen store is like a storybook witch's larder! We don't even know what's in some of these; the liquids are potentially very hazardous too. Wonderfully fascinating though.

10:14am 24 Apr 2015

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Sing and Dance for King and Country - Rachael Hales (part of Decoded 1914 - 18)

Sing and Dance for King and Country is an audio-visual installation exploring the experiences of the people of Tyneside during the First World War, through the lens of local folk traditions and practices. Decoded 1914-18 was a two-week programme of audiovisual installations and events that explored the First World War and its effect on those living in Tyne & Wear. www.decoded1914.org.uk

War Workings / Sound Mirrors - Tim Shaw & John Bowers

Inspired by artefacts from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Tim Shaw and John Bowers created a sound installation on site at Discovery Museum in Newcastle over a two-day period. The duo invited the public to join them in making, listening and re-inventing technology from the First World War. Decoded 1914-18 was a two-week programme of audiovisual installations and events that explored the First World War and its effect on those living in Tyne & Wear. www.decoded1914.org.uk

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