Events

We're looking forward to starting our fifth year of Explore Lifelong Learning, with fantastic sessions for members to enjoy all week every week. Just take a look at our programme!  

If you'd be interested in joining Explore you can find out more information by clicking HERE or by using the different tabs along the top. Try a free taster session!

Events

Explore Evenings - New Evening Courses starting October!

Interested in Explore but not available during the day? Explore Evenings is specially designed for you! 

Season One's Explore Evening classes include Military History, Music & Musical Instruments and An Introduction to Ancient Egypt - you can enjoy all of the courses as part of our membership programme or sign up just for individual courses.

You can find more information on our Explore Evenings Page  or learn more about our full programme HERE 

If you would like to come along to Explore Evenings or want to find out more about  Explore please do get in touch!
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Sunday 22nd October 2017 - Friends of Explore Walkers Group
A walk led by Nova Brockbank around Blaydon Burn nature reserve. 

The walk is about 3 miles, mostly on good paths but some steps to and from the car park. There is a choice of routes depending on the weather, and some industrial archaeology to see too! 
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Meet at Blaydon Burn nature reserve car park ready to set out at 11.00.The car park is off the B6317 from Blaydon to Ryton. Just after the Pumphrey's coffee shop is a turning signed Path Head Mill (Summerhill road) The parking is 0.1 miles up on the left, opposite the last house.



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More coming soon!


Calendar

2017-18

October
Monday 2nd October - Start of EXPLORE Season 1 2017-18 and FREE WEEK ONE 

December
Saturday 9th December - End of EXPLORE Season 1 2017-18

2018
January
Monday 15th January - Start of EXPLORE Season 2 2017-18 and FREE WEEK ONE 

March
Saturday 24th March - End of EXPLORE Season 2 2017-18 

April
Monday 23rd April - Start of EXPLORE Season 3 2017-18 and FREE WEEK ONE 

June
Saturday 30th June - End of EXPLORE Season 3 2017-18 


Events archive

Sunday 25th June 2017 - Friends of Explore Walkers Group

A walk led by Geoff Cullen, historian and wine buff! Starting just past the Cenotaph in Whitburn village the walk will take in panoramic views of the North Sea, Tyneside, Wearside, Cheviots and as far south as Redcar - you might like to bring binoculars! 

Gentle hills and a coastal path, the walk will take about 3 hours plus coffee stops, expected to be approximately 7 miles or less depending on weather.

Meet just past Cenotaph in Whitburn Village ready to set out at 11.00.

Please click HERE for full details including directions. 
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Saturday 27th May 2017 - Explore Walkers Group

A walk up by the Carey Burn, one of the prettiest Northumberland valleys. Expect to see lots of upland birds and flora. (Harry saw ring ouzels, dippers, grouse and slow worms at the end of April with lots of primroses and gorse in flower). 

Please click HERE for full details. 
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Sunday 23rd April 2017 - Explore Walkers Group

The 23rd April walk was an adventure in Tynemouth led by Harry Rose. 

The walk covered Tynemouth village, round to North Shields Quay and Old Low Light Museum café, ship wrecks, King Charles and a hidden river? Fight the Dutch, prisons, hospice, coffins, torpedoes, mines.... and then back to the station. 
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Wednesday 22nd March 2017 17.30-19.30

Book Launch Event - Bronwen Calvert's 'Being Bionic: The World of TV Cyborgs'

This free public event invited anyone and everyone to celebrate the launch of Bronwen's new book 'Being Bionic: The World of TV Cyborgs'. 

You can find out more about the book by viewing the invite here.
Saturday 18th March 2017  11.00-13.00

Celebrating Science and Engineering Week, Explore Presents: 
"Parsons and Pametrada Marine Steam Turbines in the Great Liners"

A FREE,drop in, public talk on turbines and the era of the great liners given by Geoff Horseman, Chief Turbine Engineer, Siemens plc.

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This talk looked at the Parsons-type turbines which were installed in many of the great passenger liners from Mauretania up to the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, including the four funnel super-liners plus many notable ships including the Titanic, Aquitania, Empress of Britain, Bremen, Europa and Rex. For more information click here .

Explore Christmas Party

The Explore Christmas party took place on Saturday 10th December from 18.30 to 21.30 at Ampersand Inventions on the 4th floor of Commercial Union House.  

Front Street gig - November 2016

Max Adams' band, Front Street played a gig in aid of the Sybil Durno Memorial Explorers' Fund on 12th November 2016.  
Great photos below by Explore member Rob Campion.
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The Late Shows 

The Late Shows take place in mid May each year as part of the 'Museums at Night' national event.  Explore has regularly taken part in the Late Shows courtesy of Ampersand Inventions.  Our expert tutors have given a series of mini lectures to give an idea of the programme for visitors.

Watch the short video of tutor Miguel Ángel Gomes telling the story of Beowulf in old English!


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British Science Week

In March 2016, Explore was pleased to host an event for British Science Week with eminent local scientists discussing mitochondrial donation. 
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