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The Word

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The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields

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  • Name
    Charles Dickens
    Location
    South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
    Time
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The star of this exhibition is a portrait of the famous writer Charles Dickens on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Name
    Great North Feast
    Location
    Bents Park
    Time
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Come along to Bents Park for one of the North East's biggest food events!
  • Name
    Festival Week
    Location
    Jarrow Hall
    Time
    10:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free with general admission
    Description
    Join Jarrow Hall throughout the summer holidays to take part in crafts, trails, talks and demonstrations. Each week will have its own theme so you can come along experience something new and exciting.
  • Name
    Summer of Sport
    Location
    Souter Lighthouse
    Time
    11:00am to 3:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Free outdoor games and sports activities for all ages.
  • Name
    The Dolly Mixtures
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    7:30pm to 9:30pm
    Cost
    from £16
    Description
    A heart-warming musical about eight ordinary North East women.
  • Name
    Charles Dickens
    Location
    South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
    Time
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The star of this exhibition is a portrait of the famous writer Charles Dickens on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Name
    Festival Week
    Location
    Jarrow Hall
    Time
    10:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free with general admission
    Description
    Join Jarrow Hall throughout the summer holidays to take part in crafts, trails, talks and demonstrations. Each week will have its own theme so you can come along experience something new and exciting.
  • Name
    Walks for all
    Location
    Souter Lighthouse
    Time
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    A short to medium distance (1.5 - 3 miles) guided coastal walk.
  • Name
    Tremendous Tuesdays
    Location
    South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
    Time
    11:00am to 2:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join in with activities and crafts which are inspired by the objects and stories within the Museum's galleries, exhibitions and collections.
  • Name
    Summer of Sport
    Location
    Souter Lighthouse
    Time
    11:00am to 3:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Free outdoor games and sports activities for all ages.
  • Name
    Family Friendly Coasteering
    Location
    Souter Lighthouse
    Time
    2:00pm to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Adult's £35, children (aged 12-18) £25. 
    Description
    Explore the coast from a thrilling new angle with Cullercoats Bike & Kayak. Suitable for age 12+.
  • Name
    The Dolly Mixtures
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    7:30pm to 9:30pm
    Cost
    from £16
    Description
    A heart-warming musical about eight ordinary North East women.
  • Name
    Charles Dickens
    Location
    South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
    Time
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The star of this exhibition is a portrait of the famous writer Charles Dickens on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Name
    Festival Week
    Location
    Jarrow Hall
    Time
    10:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free with general admission
    Description
    Join Jarrow Hall throughout the summer holidays to take part in crafts, trails, talks and demonstrations. Each week will have its own theme so you can come along experience something new and exciting.
  • Name
    Space Chase Movie Makers
    Location
    The Word Library
    Time
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    £4 per child. Suitable for children aged 7-11
    Description
    Children will create a space-themed story entirely from their own ideas through improvisation, games and tasks before bringing it to life using costumes and props.
  • Name
    Summer of Sport
    Location
    Souter Lighthouse
    Time
    11:00am to 3:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Free outdoor games and sports activities for all ages.
  • Name
    Space Chase Movie Makers
    Location
    The Word Library
    Time
    1:30pm to 3:30pm
    Cost
    £4 per child. Suitable for children aged 7-11
    Description
    Children will create a space-themed story entirely from their own ideas through improvisation, games and tasks before bringing it to life using costumes and props.
  • Name
    The Dolly Mixtures
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    7:30pm to 9:30pm
    Cost
    from £16
    Description
    A heart-warming musical about eight ordinary North East women.
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