Look who’s just turned 21
The National Glass Centre is one of the real jewels in the north-east cultural crown, and they’re celebrating their 21stbirthday in fine style with ‘NGC 21’ an exhibition that...
One good Turner deserves another…
…and another, and another. JMW Turner is arguably Britain’s greatest ever artist (scratch “arguably” - he just is) and a major new exhibition of his works is coming to the Gra...
Spenny for your thoughts
Norman Cornish (1919-2014) was the last surviving member of the “Pitman’s Academy” art school at the Spennymoor Settlement in County Durham and a new exhibition of his work at...
Better late than never
The annual late-night cultural crawl that everyone calls The Late Shows (because that’s its name) is back again this May.
The really Wild show
Wild is a celebration of the natural history of the British Isles and it’s coming to Palace Green Library in Durham.
The wonder that is Cragside is perhaps at its most wonderful in late spring/early summer when the estate is transformed by bold pink and purple rhododendrons.
Putting the art in Hearth
The wonderful Hearth Arts Centre are set to host an art fair and open studios weekend in May. Colour me excited.
The smell of Reeves & turpentine
The very funny Vic Reeves (aka Jim Moir) is showing a large collection of his paintings and drawings at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle this May. I’m in.
Steppin’ out in style
Style kittens are flocking to ‘Putting on the Ritz!’ at Bailiffgate Museum, which takes visitors through 100 years of fashion.
The magic of sculpture
The Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens near Stamfordham are holding several glorious open weekends once again this summer. Hooray!
The Bowes Museum is going to be bricking it over the summer months.
Flat of the land
Acclaimed north-east stuckist artist Peter McArdle’s latest show is ‘Stories from the Big Flat Now’.
The prints and the queen
The UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival is even bigger this year and coming to Ulverston in Cumbria in May. Get ready for Printfest.