Go and See

Our Go and See programme aims to ensure that people living in Sunderland and South Tyneside get the chance to experience the best arts and cultural events happening across the North East and beyond.

We’re working with theatres, galleries, festivals and artists to gain access to special events, back stage tours and discounted tickets for people living in our wards.

We hope that Go and See will help encourage people to go and see something new without having to worry too much about the cost of tickets or of transport.

We have previously had Go and See’s to theatre shows at Sunderland Empire, The Customs House, The Festival of Thrift, The Northern Children’s Book Festival at MIMA and more.

For more information about the Go and See Programme, please contact Georgia Shippen.

Current Go and See opportunities:

Dippy on Tour at the Great North Museum: Hancock

Friday 19th July

Following his visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum’s famous dinosaur is coming to Newcastle for a very special exhibition. Dippy the Diplodocus lived in London for over 100 years but now he’s on an adventure around the UK’s best family attractions. Unveiled to the British public in 1905, Dippy was cast from the type specimen found in America. The full skeleton is 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high. Enjoy a day out with Dippy and get inspired about the natural world!

As well as visiting Dippy there will be time to look around the rest of the museum. We have very limited spaces for this visit so please book early to guarantee your space. Information about transport will be sent upon booking.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure has been organised by the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation.


To book please email booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or call 0191 4278197.