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German anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens' preserved humans to visit Newcastle

Fusing art, science and culture, the exhibition of plastinated bodies visits Life after being seen by more than 38 million visitors in cities across the world.

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Museums at Night 2014: Our guide to Newcastle and Gateshead's Late Shows

From pub crawls and cocktail evenings to farms, flour mills, music and knitting, the Late Shows return to the north-east across more than 50 venues. Here's what to expect.

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Life on Mars: Kelly Richardson on NASA, the apocalypse and the north-east

Painters of the Apocalyptic Sublime influence Kelly Richardson's large-scale Mariner 9. Its reception in the north-east, says the artist, has been the highlight of her career.

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In Pictures: Sixth edition of AV Festival explores Extraction theme

From stones and films to Russian miners and coal extraction in Newcastle, see some of the works in this year's edition of the AV festival in the north-east's best galleries.

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Win a pair of weekend tickets to Maker Faire UK - this competition is closed

Billed as an unmissable explosion of creativity, Life's Maker Faire takes place in April 2014. This competition has closed.

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The best art exhibitions to see in galleries in the North East during 2014

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.

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Artist's Statement: John Kippin on the north-south divide at the National Glass Centre

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".

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Top ten photography exhibitions from The Social: Encountering Photography festival

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.

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Artist Katie Paterson sends Second Moon into orbit via Newcastle

A shard of the moon has begun a journey which will see it orbit Earth 30 times as part of the largest survey to date of artist Katie Paterson's cosmos-inspired career.

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The Culture24/7: Top Science exhibitions and festivals in the UK for September 2013

The British Science Festival takes place this month, but it's not all about six days in Newcastle. Ice wells and circles of fire also play their part in our picks for the month.

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In Pictures: The International Images for Science at the Hancock Newcastle

A new exhibition at the Great North Museum, Hancock is about to reveal some of the incredible images taken by scientists. We take a first look at metallic wasps and artificial jellyfish.

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International Images for Science at Newcastle's Great North Museum: Hancock

Ultraviolet, infrared, time lapse, high speed and microscopic techniques all prevail in an exhibition of incredible images created to inform science.

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Thomas Scheibitz invites public to unlock his codes in One-Time Pad at BALTIC

Known for blurring elements of figuration and abstraction, German artist Thomas Scheibitz's exhibition in Gateshead features more than 200 multidisciplinary works.

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First Time Out: Ancient dishes, Chinese puzzles, bone guillotine and the earliest lightbulb

In the second part of our series on the exhibit swap going on between ten venues, we get the inside track on amazing artefacts including the earliest lamp.

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Curator's Choice: Ciara Phipps on colourful court shoes at Newcastle's Discovery Museum

Find out about a pair of shoes which were handmade in Paris for a dancer during the 1920s but illustrate a design style still prevalent in swish footwear almost a century on.

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