Go and See offers

Our Go and See programme aims to ensure that people living in our wards 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.

If you live in one of the below wards you are eligible for our Go and See programme:

Castletown, Red House, Southwick, Fulwell and Roker/St Peter’s, Hendon, Millfield, Pallion, Sandhill and St Anne’s in Sunderland, and Biddick Hall and All Saints, Boldon Colliery, Cleadon and East Boldon, Whitburn and Marsden and Whiteleas, Horsley Hill, Beacon and Bents, Simonside and Rekendyke, Monkton and Bede in South Tyneside.

Current Go and Sees:

WOODHORN MUSEUM

Saturday 17th February

Travel to Woodhorn Museum in Ashington for a tour around the site where you will learn all about Northumberland’s proud history and mining heritage. You will also visit the new spring exhibitions, visit the colliery buildings, explore the coal town and more.

£5 per person

The bus will depart from the University of Sunderland’s City Campus at 10am and then pick up from The Customs House in South Shields at 10.30am.

Please note that this is a first come first served basis so do please reserve your place on either bus by emailing booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or by calling 0191427 8197.

 BALTIC AND LAING ART GALLERY

Saturday 3rd March

Join us as we visit the BALTIC and Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle for a day of visual artwork. You will be able to take part in a tour letting you know more about the buildings and the artistic work and exhibitions within as well as exploring the venues on your own.

£5 per person

The bus will depart from the University of Sunderland’s City Campus at 10am and then pick up from The Customs House in South Shields at 10.30am.

Please note that this is a first come first served basis so do please reserve your place on either bus by emailing booking@theculturalspring.org.uk or by calling 0191427 8197.

LAUNCH DAY

Wednesday 28th March, 7.30pm, The Customs House

In collaboration with visual artist Alexander Millar, Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre explores the industrial history of the UK shipyard communities. Bringing to life Millar’s paintings of working men and the iconic characters known as “Gadgies”, Artistic Director Kristin KellyAbbott uses her trademark quirky dance theatre style to re-imagine Millar’s paintings and bring to the stage a visual, physical and
entertaining production.

Tickets are £5 by quoting Cultural£5 when calling The Customs House box office on 0191 454 1234, online or by coming along in person.

This is also a first come first serve basis so do hurry to get your ticket.