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22-piece orchestra to play concert in hard hats in former air raid shelter below Newcastle

The Underground Orchestra will invite their audience into the former coal waggonway and air raid shelter for a performance inspired by the north-east.

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Artist Sam Belinfante curates show about listening at BALTIC Project Space

The new Hayward Touring Exhibition, featuring work by Janet Cardiff, Laure Provost and Haroon Mirza, opens at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle.

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Curator's Choice: A feathered brisé fan carried by ladies of the 1920s

Emma Davison, from Tyne and Wear Museums, delves into the costume stores to find a fan first made popular during the early 19th century.

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Happy birthday Discovery Museum: Pictures from Newcastle's home of history past

Who knew that Tyneside's most popular history venue used to have a different name and live in a former bacon warehouse? The Discovery Museum celebrates 80 years.

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From Israel and Palestine to Derby and Newcastle: New exhibitions on football's soul

A celebration of the black and white world of Newcastle United is at the Discovery Museum, while Quad has The Pride and The Passion. Here are a few pictures from both.

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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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