Things To Do In The North East This August

Sin: The Art of Transgression at Auckland Castle


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Bringing together works of art that span centuries, this exhibition – organised by the National Gallery, London with The Auckland Project – explores the concept of sin in art in a truly unique presentation.

A concept that is universal, but at the same time highly personal, Sin: The Art of Transgression asks you to define your own meaning of ‘Sin’. The exhibition includes eight exceptional paintings from the National Gallery’s collection and works on loan by Tracey Emin and Ron Mueck.

The exhibition is free with The Auckland Project Annual Pass or an Auckland Castle ticket.

Raby Castle Pizza in the Park


Raby Castle

Delight your tastebuds with a delectable woodfire pizza, expertly prepared by Raby’s Estate Chef to be enjoyed within the exquisite Hunters Yard, or in the picturesque Deer Park.

Made with the finest, freshest ingredients and cooked to perfection in the traditional woodfire oven, each pizza is a masterpiece of flavour. Whether you go for the classic Margherita or the adventurous Nduja, every bite will be a taste sensation.

Mark 6, 13 and 20 August in your calendar. Oh, and take along your appetite!

Alice in Wonderland

1 – 12 AUGUST

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In a wonderfully imaginative retelling of the Lewis Carol timeless classic – Laura Turner’s Alice in Wonderland will take you down the rabbit hole from your seat at Gala Durham.

With music and drama across a new frontier for the classic characters, you’ll be mad as a hatter to be late, for this very important date. For ages five and up, this heartwarming summer tale is a show you’ll be tweedle-dumb to miss, with all the tweedle-details on the Gala website, tickets are available now!

Novum Newcastle

11 – 13 AUGUST

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Experience the ultimate fusion of free creative workshops, live music, and awe-inspiring visual art at Novum Newcastle – the city’s newest and most anticipated Summer Festival.

This multi-artform extravaganza is making its debut this year and promises an unforgettable experience. Brace yourself for an event of monumental proportions taking place this August at Newcastle Civic Centre.

Showcasing the talents of local, national, and international artists, this cultural festival will captivate audiences of all ages with a plethora of family-friendly activities throughout the entire weekend. Don’t miss out on this remarkable celebration!

Indian Masterclass at Swinton Cookery School


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Roll up your sleeves and immerse yourself in the world of authentic Indian cuisine at the stunning Swinton Estate. Spend a day with a skilled master chef in a professional kitchen, where you will learn the art of creating exquisite dishes, from Lamb Raan to Chicken Tikka Masala.

Through hands-on training in the chef’s own kitchen, you’ll discover the secrets of toasting spices, marinating chicken, and expertly plating the final, mouthwatering creations. Priced at £185 per person, this culinary adventure promises to revolutionise your approach to cooking.

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