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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
    Science 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
    Archaeological Dig
    Location
    North Marine Park
    Time
    10:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Delve into the past of North Marine Park at this archaeological dig on the site of the Victorian Trinity Towers on the Lawe Top, North Marine Park. Suitable for all the family.
  • Name
    Summer Coding
    Location
    The Word Library
    Time
    10:30am to 11:30am
    Cost
    Free. Suitable for ages 9+
    Description
    Children can enjoy creating a Space Invaders game using Scratch in these summer coding sessions.
  • 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
    Science 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
    Kids Fun-Fest
    Location
    Amphitheatre
    Time
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Afternoons of free fun, games and activities for the kids at South Shields Seafront.
  • Name
    The Dolly Mixtures
    Location
    The Customs House
    Time
    2:30pm to 4:30pm
    Cost
    from £16
    Description
    A heart-warming musical about eight ordinary North East women.
  • 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
    Science 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
    Elmer and Friends
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    10:30am to 11:20am
    Cost
    £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets)
    Description
    Join The Word for their final storytelling session of the summer!
  • 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
    Elmer and Friends
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    12:45pm to 1:35pm
    Cost
    £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets)
    Description
    Join The Word for their final storytelling session of the summer!
  • Name
    Elmer and Friends
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    2:15pm to 3:05pm
    Cost
    £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets)
    Description
    Join The Word for their final storytelling session of the summer!
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