The Great Exhibition of the North, the biggest event in England in 2018, has revealed the core of its extensive 3-month programme with NewcastleGateshead coming alive with storytelling charting the arts and design, culture and innovation of the North of England on 22 June–9 September 2018.
Museums and galleries
Photographer Robin Friend and choreographer Wayne McGregor direct Winged Bull in the Elephant Case, an immersive performance for the screen filmed at London's National Gallery and underground in a Welsh slate mine. The programme for BBC Performance Live, features new choreography by Wayne, Charlotte Edmonds, Botis Seva and Bonetics, performed by Company Wayne McGregor, Alessandra Ferri, Bonetics and Far Fr
Street artist decolife will have his first London solo show - As Above, So Below - at the Framers Gallery, Fitzrovia, from 1 to 9 March, in collaboration with The Cult House. On Saturday 3 March, he will be painting live at the gallery, giving fans a chance to meet the artist and find out more about his work.
The opening celebration of the Great Exhibition of the North on 22 June has been revealed ahead of the full programme in January 2018. Visitors will have the first chance to experience great northern art, design and innovation in the Great Exhibition Hubs and Trails. These venues and locations will remain open until dusk as audiences are drawn to the Quayside for a special evening event revealing major Great Exhibition of the North pieces.
2018 will shine a light on the North of England. Liverpool launches a cultural programme marking 10 years since the city was named European Capital of Culture. This is followed by the International Business Festival on 12–28 June. Shortly after, Newcastle-Gateshead hosts the three-month Great Exhibition of the North dedicated to telling the story of Northern England through its art and culture, design and innovation.
Collating for the first time some of the most recognisable and wearable designs of the last century, T-Shirt: Cult - Culture - Subversion provides a unique insight into the historical and cultural influence of the most ubiquitous, affordable and popular garment of the last 100 years.
The Design Museum, The Mary Rose Museum, and Science Museum are the three UK museums nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2018.
The shortlist includes 40 museums from all across the continent which includes three from Italy, three from Finland and four from Switzerland. The full list of nominees can be found here.
We are thrilled to welcome St. Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, painted in the workshop of the 15th century Flemish painter, Dieric Bouts, to Bristol from the Bowes Museum. It will be on display in our newly refurbished Old Masters Gallery for the next two years.
Dieric Bouts is viewed as one of the most important early Netherlandish artists. The painting is an excellent example of the early yet sophisticated use of oil painting by Flemish artists of the Northern Renaissance, which later influenced artists across Europe.
It's the most wonderful time of the year and so we're using it as a chance to celebrate all the wonderful things Bristol Culture have achieved this year.
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You can now explore Waddesdon in virtual reality from the comfort of your own home in high-definition. All you need is a smartphone and a VR headset, such as Google Cardboard.
Perhaps you live too far away to visit, can’t wait until spring when we reopen the main rooms after their winter ‘rest’, or you want to take another look and make sure you haven’t missed any details when you were here. This series of room tours is our first foray into virtual reality, so we are very excited about sharing these immersive experiences with you.