Event highlights from the Great Exhibition of the North | Travel

DJ, presenter and Sunderland native Lauren Laverne is curating a week-long showcase of gigs, talks and exhibitions celebrating the music of the north, held at Sage Gateshead. It begins with a concert from Nightmares on Wax – Warp report’s longest serving artist – who continues to make his mark 25 years on, in addition to internet hosting Tyneside-born singer Nadine Shah and revered dancefloor vocalist Róisín Murphy, of Moloko fame.
• Prices differ, 22 June-1 July

Le Parc des Sources. Photograph: David Hockney

Described as a “portal to another world”, the Which Way North exhibition dives into the “heart and soul of the revolutionary north” via the work of the inventors, scientists and artists that decision it home. More than 200 objects shall be on present at Newcastle’s Great North Museum, together with astronaut Helen Sharman’s area go well with, the final piano performed by John Lennon, the sonic screwdriver from the 11th Doctor Who and David Hockney’s portray Le Parc des Sources, Vichy.
• Free, 22 June-9 September

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Photograph: Newcastle Gateshead Initiative

From the illustration of ladies within the north-east to images documenting the underground music scene of Gateshead to an set up in response to the Cumbrian rave scene within the 1990s, this present explores and celebrates northern identities via a set of pavilions, architectural constructions and curated shows unfold all through the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art’s Level four.
• Until 30 September

Aeons. Great Exhibition of the North

An audio artwork path that takes guests alongside the banks of the River Tyne, Aeons affords an immersive solution to discover the town whereas absorbing music from the area that responds to your environment. The half-hour stroll begins on the Millennium Bridge management centre the place you’ll be able to accumulate your headphones. From there, guided by the river, the soundtrack consists of music by composer and accordionist Martin Green with the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, together with vocals from Becky Unthank, Mogwai’s Dominic Aitchison, and mixed with area recordings.
• Free (however reserving is suggested), 22 June-9 September

A Lightbulb moment. Great Exhibition of the North

Taking place throughout a number of venues, together with the Great North Museum, Newcastle City Library and the Northern Design Centre, this design path leads guests via the inventive course of behind a few of the merchandise, manufacturers and objects conjured up by nice designers of the north. Among the objects featured are Joseph Swan’s gentle bulb, Frank Hornby’s Meccano and the unmistakable Barbour jackets. The path begins on the Great North Museum, the place guests obtain a quick and tackle the position of designer as they discover the shows for inspiration.
• 22 June-9 September

Grey Street and Grey’s Monument, Newcastle.

Grey Street and Grey’s Monument, Newcastle. Photograph: Alamy

An set up by artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich – recognized for producing large-scale, efficiency led, public works – this piece will see the monument to Northumberland-born 19th-century prime minister Charles Grey reworked right into a vibrant maypole. The monument, in Newcastle metropolis centre, shall be wrapped in colored ribbons as a part of a dwell parade that includes folks music, sword dancers and maypole dancing celebrating the work of Grey and the position of the north in constructing a extra equal society.
• 22 June-9 September

Steam locomotive, remains of Robert Stephenson’s Rocket.

Photograph: Science Museum Photo Studio/Science Museum Group Collection

Fusing the most recent digital actuality expertise with one of many flagship innovations of the 19th century – Stephenson’s Rocket locomotive – this set up on the Discovery Museum offers guests an opportunity to expertise the Rocket at its most interesting. Produced by northern tech agency Hedgehog Lab, the set up combines digital and augmented actuality to take guests on a experience again to the early steam age.
• Free, 22 June-9 September

Get North Water Sculpture

Evocative of the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas, the Get North Water Sculpture is the biggest of its type within the UK; a spectacle of design and engineering that shoots 80m-high spouts of water (the peak of the Tyne Bridge) into the sky. The fountain will carry out each hour of on daily basis for the course of the exhibition – through the evening it is going to be illuminated with a coordinated gentle show.
• Free, 22 June-9 September


China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition, Liverpool

Terracotta army, Liverpool

Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

It’s one of many world’s most spectacular archaeological finds and now, for the primary time in additional than a decade, a set of terracotta warriors from the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang is within the UK. The exhibition consists of artefacts relationship from the eighth century BC, charting 1,000 years of China’s historical past. It takes place as a part of sequence of high-profile occasions marking 10 years because the metropolis was European Capital of Culture. Other occasions embrace an Egon Schiele retrospective at Tate Liverpool (till 23 Sept) and Eighteen for 18: a sequence of specifically commissioned arts and music occasions.
• Adults £14.50, youngsters £5.50, till 28 October,

Pop-up Shakespeare, York

Europe’s first momentary Shakespearean theatre shall be constructed in York this summer time, impressed by the legendary Rose Theatre in London that was in-built 1587. The intimate pop-up theatre shall be in York’s historic centre beside the Clifford’s Tower and can play host to 4 performs: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III for a 10-week season.
• Tickets from £12.50, 25 June-2 September,

Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain, Wakefield

Hosted on the Hepworth Museum, simply exterior Leeds, that is the primary exhibition to discover the position of famend photographic artist Lee Miller inside the British surrealist motion of the late 1930s. The present will inform the story of British surrealism – together with the 1936 International Surrealism Exhibition in London and the 1937 Surrealist Invasion of Cornwall – specializing in collaborations between Miller and different artists. Works by Eileen Agar, Salvador Dali, René Magritte and Henry Moore may also be on present.
• Free, 22 June-7 October,

Prints of Darkness: Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil, Manchester

Whitworth Art Gallery,Oxford Road,Manchester,UK.

Whitworth Art Gallery. Photograph: Alamy

Featuring 100 prints from the collections of the Whitworth and the Manchester Art gallery, this main exhibition is the primary time the works of Goya and Hogarth have been proven collectively. Both artists discover society at its worst: from conflict and violence to poverty and nationalism. The gallery says it has curated this present at a time when Britain is experiencing a interval of identification disaster, noting that each artists lived via intervals of warfare with France. Hogarth, they are saying: “seems to embody the tortured mindset of Britain on the eve of Brexit”.
• Free, 7 July 2018 to August 2019,

Jamie Reid XXXXX: 50 years of Subversion and the Spirit, Hull

Celebrating the work of Liverpool artist Jamie Reid, a punk icon recognized for his graphic work and use of newspaper-cuttings (most notably cowl artwork for the Sex Pistols), this exhibition will showcase 50 years of his anti-establishment aesthetic. Held on the Humber Gallery, it should characteristic collage work, drawings, work, posters and pictures.
• Free, 13 October 2018 to six January 2019,

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