Etcetera - news from around the North East

PUBLISHED: 08:33 17 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:58 20 February 2013

Etcetera – news from around the North East

Etcetera â€" news from around the North East

A summary of news and happenings from across the North East

Exhibition marks new gallery opening

A former car showroom in Barnard Castle has been replaced with a light and airy gallery, cafeteria and workhub and hotdesk facility.
The opening exhibition at the NeST Gallery at Newgate brings together 40 North East artists. On display is a diverse range of work including glass, ceramics, wood, digital photography, film and 2D animation.
NeST gallery is open from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and from 11am to 3pm on Sundays. The exhibition runs until
October 30.

From homes to domes

Kier North Tyneside Ltd has been appointed to undertake restoration work on Whitley Bays Spanish City Dome.
It includes making the dome structurally sound, weather proofing and re-roofing it and restoring its original bright white colour, ahead of future redevelopment
in 2011.
The work marks the Grade II Listed Buildings centenary year and is part of North Tyneside Councils 64m regeneration of the Whitley Bay seafront.
A fine example of Edwardian architecture, the structure has been a Whitley Bay landmark since 1910, when its dome was the largest in the UK after St Pauls Cathedral.

Design event is all talk

Design Event North East, the regions biggest annual design festival will take place from October 21 to 31, with this years theme of "conversation".
The pinnacle of the festival is the Design Event MART, a selling exhibition and awards ceremony held on October 22 to 24 at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
For further information visit

Durham Shopping Extravaganza

The Durham Shopping Extravaganza, now in its 22nd Year will be opened by Pam Royle on Wednesday, October 13, from 10am to 6.30pm and on Thursday, October 14 from 10am to 4 pm at the Darlington Football Arena.
All proceeds go to charities in and around Co Durham and including Teenage Cancer Trust, County Durham Community Foundation and Top Deck Youth Club in Darlington. Go to

Trick or treat with English Heritage

From Victorian tales to Roman trails, English Heritage has a packed selection of events lined up for October in the North East.
Children and adults alike can enjoy a treat and try on a Roman soldiers helmet and armour at the Roaming Roman Trail & Dress as a Roman Soldier event at Chesters Roman Fort, during the half-term break, October 23 to 31.
The Victorian Tales of Fear events, from October 28 to 30, at Belsay Hall Castle & Gardens, in Northumberland, will make for some spine tingling listening this Halloween as visitors hear the chilling works of Charles Dickens and MR James brought to life.

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