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    Latin class field trip to Chesters with tutor Alan Beale

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    Artist and tutor Margaret Adams teaching printmaking

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    Field trip to Howick bay with geologist Mike Leddra

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    Forensic anthropology with Sanita Nezirovic

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    'The Luminaries' study group with tutor Bronwen Calvert

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    Sunderland and Seaham geology field trip

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    Art tutor Cecilia Holmes explains a point

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    Explore taster event at Newcastle City Library

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    Artist and tutor Lizzie Rowe teaching a workshop

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Welcome to Explore

Explore is a lively, ambitious programme of talks, workshops and visits open to anyone with an appetite for learning.  Our purpose is to stimulate curiosity, expand minds and enrich lives.

We run over 450 classes a year, led by highly regarded senior lecturers, writers and practising artists.  We are based in Commercial Union House on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle opposite the Tyneside cinema.

Our diverse programme includes art history, practical art, archaeology, astronomy, classics, politics, literature, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, science and more.

We are open throughout the day and early evening, Monday to Saturday.
Current Programme

Explore Season One starting soon!

The first season of Explore's fourth year as an independent organisation will be starting soon.  We have special offers available to help you to find out if Explore is for you.

EARLY BIRD OFFER - join by 31st July and save £25 on the annual membership fee.

NEW TO EXPLORE?
NEW MEMBER OFFER - pay £100 per term if you are new to Explore.
Join Explore

FREE Week One from 3rd October 2016 - attend any or all lectures in week one for free. No need to book!

FREE Week One
FREE taster event - drop in to mini lectures by our expert tutors at Low Fell Library on Saturday 10th September 2016 11.00 to 13.00.


Explore co-ordinator needed :

Explore is currently recruiting for a new, paid part-time co-ordinator.  The closing date for application is 29th July 2016 with interviews planned for the week of 15th August 2016.


About Explore : by our members and tutors

'Lifelong learning is fundamental to our endless curiosity to know and share knowledge. The Explore programme is unique, enriching, life-giving.'

Max Adams, Writer, Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow, Explore Tutor
Photo credit Kona McPhee

'We must look after our minds as well as our bodies. Explore encourages me to accept new information and gently pushes my brain back into thinking mode.'

Harry Rose, Explore member

'Explore is the backbone of my week – it amuses, intrigues, challenges and inspires - a thoroughly sociable way to broaden my horizons.'

Angela Young, Explore member

'I need structure, stimulation and social contact during the week. Explore provides all three in a distinctive and attractive setting.'

Maria Goulding, Explore tutor and member


Our patron - Lee Hall

Lee Hall, the Newcastle born writer of 'Billy Eliot' and 'The Pitmen Painters' is our patron.  Lee is passionate about creating opportunities for everyone to learn.  Read more from Lee on the 'About Explore' page.
About Explore

FREE Week One

 starting 3rd October 2016

FREE Week One Season 1 2016-17

News

30.06.16
All at Explore wish Scheme Manager Rachel Simmons good luck in her new job at Baltic Contemporary Art Gallery!

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