Lumiere set to return to Durham for huge 10th anniversary spectacular in 2019

September 1, 2018

The huge light spectacle Lumiere is set to return to Durham for another year to mark 10th anniversary of captivating visitors. The event, which takes place in Durham city centre every two years, has brought some amazing sights and sounds to the region over the past decade and some of its most eye-catching attractions are …

Tall Ships

July 1, 2018

In July 2018 the Tall Ships fleet will create a stunning spectacle on the banks of the River Wear and within the prestigious Port of Sunderland. The event will take place from Wednesday 11th July to Saturday 14th July and there will be numerous activities and attractions around the city for everyone to enjoy, absorbing …

Great Exhibition of the North

June 1, 2018

This is a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. The magic begins on Friday 22 June with the spectacular Get North! Opening weekend. The UK’s biggest event in 2018, will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days. The Get …

Kynren – An Epic Tale of England

May 12, 2018

The UK’s ‘must see’ spectacular outdoor live-action show with 17 performances from 30th June to 15th September 2018 Kynren is a first for the UK, Kynren – An Epic Tale of England is an action-packed live blockbuster performed by a cast and crew of 1,000. Visitors will be blown away by the 90-minute world-class show, …

Urban Garden on Gateshead Quays in 2018

February 18, 2018

An incredible shipping container garden is coming to Gateshead Quayside and will open in Summer 2018. The spectacular garden, designed by BBC garden presenter Diarmuid Gavin, will be made from 90 shipping containers and house performance space, brewery, cafes and shops underneath the iconic Tyne Bridge. It promises to be majestic and unique as well as …

Freedom on the Tyne

January 18, 2018

Martin Luther King visited Newcastle 50 years ago to receive an honorary degree from Newcastle University and it was commemorated in 2017 with an ambitious festival culminating in a citywide pageant involving many people. The iconic Tyne Bridge was a thrilling setting for the climax of this unique city-wide performance commemorating Martin Luther King and …