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Its Dominion of Canada and Dwight D Eisenhower sister engines are off to Chesterfield this weekend, but the finale of a year-long celebration, in Shildon, awaits Mallard next week.
Charting the rise of fashionable spectacles during the 20th century, an exhibition on the history of Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses takes a closer look at some big names.
An 18-piece brass ensemble and American filmmaker Bill Morrison's take on the mining past of Durham return to live settings for three shows in March 2014.
A giant installation will be added to the front of the Bowes if a £6,000 campaign succeeds, coinciding with a solo show of neons by artist Gavin Turk.
The Bowes in Durham, Middlesbrough's MIMA and The Laing Art Galley are among the galleries lining up exciting art exhibitions in the North East for 2014.
Featuring the designs which inspired a generation of spectacle wearers, a new exhibition at the National Glass Centre gives the public a chance to show off their selfies.
The Hadrian's Wall Trust has launched a new Adopt a Stone website to address a £170,000 shortfall after funding cutbacks.
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has saved Whitley Bay's much-loved Spanish City and Dome from possible dereliction and ensured its future evolution.
Discovering timber structures at the Nepalese pilgrimage site, archaeologists from Durham and Nepal may have predated the Buddha's life to the sixth century BC.
As the only British man on a group creative trip to the Arctic Circle, Chris Blade left his world of molten glass in Sunderland for “bearable” summer temperatures of -15°C.
The artist tells us about his work for the current Encountering Photography festival in the north-east, nodding to 600 years of shipbuilding and being "in it together".
Middlesbrough-born painter William Tillyer gets the full retrospective treatment in his hometown with a wide ranging and absorbing show at MIMA.
From portraits on the front of Sunderland's Old Fire Station to a two-site group show featuring Martin Parr, we take a look at the contemporary festival in Newcastle and Sunderland.
Telling part of the story of Chinese porcelain in Europe, an ornate casket which was barred from being sold overseas has joined the collection at the Bowes in Durham.
Lumiere lights up Durham and its famous cathedral with an interactive sun, a holographic elephant, ghostly dresses, greenhouse cars and a host of other visual delights.