New things to see in the North East

We’re lucky to have some amazing places in the North East and with exhibitions, events and activities all taking place around the region, now’s the time to get out and explore what’s on your doorstep.

Cragside House in Northumberland

Women and Power at Cragside 

In 2018, the centenary of some women gaining the vote, Cragside is celebrating the achievements women have made in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) over the last 100 years and will tell these tales through two brand new exhibitions opening in April and June.

Visitor walking towards the chapel at Gibside in autumn

Contemporary art celebrating women at Gibside 

The fascinating story of Mary Eleanor Bowes is being told through contemporary art at Gibside this summer, with two installations by Fiona Curran and Andrew Burton celebrating her life and love of botany. As the richest heiress in Georgian times, she triumphed in a divorce case against her abusive husband and paved the way for the reform of English divorce and custody laws.

A book by Helen Auburn for the Sunderland Book Project

Explore hidden stories of Sunderland 

Through local artist Theresa’s Easton’s the Sunderland Book Project exhibition, you can join us to help us celebrate Sunderland. This new exhibition at Washington Old Hall is a collection of 65 unique hand crafted books, pamphlets, zines and comics and what makes it really special is that each book, or creative interpretation, had to have one theme in mind - celebrating the North East city of Sunderland.