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The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

About

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is a state-of-the-art cultural venue in South Tyneside which is brimming with exciting experiences, activities and facilities for people of all ages to engage and enjoy! The spectacular building opened in October 2016.

For more information on the latest events and exhibitions, opening times and directions, please visit The Word website. The Word is also available to follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

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

Location

The Word is located within the heart of South Shields Town Centre adjacent to the Market Place. You can park for free for up to 3 hours (you must still get a ticket from the machine) and it is only a short walk from many other local attractions, including the seafront (which boasts Haven Point, The Dunes, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, North & South Marine Park as well as an award-winning beach), South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Arbeia Roman Fort and The Customs House.

  • The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
  • The Word
    45 Market Place
    South Shields
    NE33 1DX

  • http://theworduk.org/


Exhibitions

Upcoming events and activities

  • Name
    Learn how to laser cut
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    1:00pm to 4:00pm
    Cost
    £12.50 per person. Suitable for ages 16+
    Description
    Step out of your comfort zone at our fascinating, learn how to laser cut session where we'll teach you the basic skills you'll need to make something great.
  • Name
    Learn how to 3D print
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    9:00am to 12:00pm
    Cost
    £12.50 per person. Suitable for ages 16+
    Description
    Ever wanted to create a 3D replica of your favourite movie character or football stadium? Now is your chance as this fantastic workshop gives you hands on experience of designing and manufacturing using this incredible kit.
  • Name
    Musical Christmas in the Atrium
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join The Word throughout late November and December for a 'Musical Christmas in the Atrium'! Enjoy a range of talented choirs and vocalists who will fill the Atrium with festive spirit as they sing Christmas carols for all to enjoy.
  • Name
    Musical Christmas in the Atrium
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    6:20pm to 6:50pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join The Word throughout late November and December for a 'Musical Christmas in the Atrium'! Enjoy a range of talented choirs and vocalists who will fill the Atrium with festive spirit as they sing Christmas carols for all to enjoy.
  • Name
    Musical Christmas in the Atrium
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    1:30pm to 2:30pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join The Word throughout late November and December for a 'Musical Christmas in the Atrium'! Enjoy a range of talented choirs and vocalists who will fill the Atrium with festive spirit as they sing Christmas carols for all to enjoy.
  • Name
    Musical Christmas in the Atrium
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    10:30am to 11:30am
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join The Word throughout late November and December for a 'Musical Christmas in the Atrium'! Enjoy a range of talented choirs and vocalists who will fill the Atrium with festive spirit as they sing Christmas carols for all to enjoy.
  • Name
    Musical Christmas in the Atrium
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    2:30pm to 3:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join The Word throughout late November and December for a 'Musical Christmas in the Atrium'! Enjoy a range of talented choirs and vocalists who will fill the Atrium with festive spirit as they sing Christmas carols for all to enjoy.
  • Name
    Musical Christmas in the Atrium
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    10:00am to 11:00am
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join The Word throughout late November and December for a 'Musical Christmas in the Atrium'! Enjoy a range of talented choirs and vocalists who will fill the Atrium with festive spirit as they sing Christmas carols for all to enjoy.
  • Name
    Create and design for Christmas
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Cost
    £4 per item
    Description
    This session gives children the chance to see their design made in front of their eyes on our laser cutters! It could be a keyring, a coaster or headphone tidy. It could be Christmas related or something completely different!
  • Name
    Christmas Tales
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    10:30am to 11:20am
    Cost
    £3.50 per child, £2.50 per adult, £10.50 family of 4, £1 children in 1.
    Description
    Be captivated in a Christmas wonderland as The Word shares some magical Christmas Tales at a unique storytelling session as characters are projected onto the walls.
  • Name
    The Geordie Nativity
    Location
    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word
    Time
    11:00am to 11:15am
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Join The Word in the Atrium for the now legendary Geordie Nativity (written by Ed Waugh) will be performed live by a fantastic cast including Micky Cochrane and Jamie Brown (both seen in The Great Joe Wilson) on Saturday, December 8, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
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The Word is supported by

Arts Council England

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Port of Tyne - Gold corporate sponsor

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BT - Silver corporate sponsor

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Mirabaud - Silver corporate sponsor

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