Exhibitions @ The Word

Cracked! Secret Codes and Communication

Until 2 June 2019

FREE

Suitable for all ages

Don’t miss your chance to see The Word’s exhibition Cracked! Secret Codes and Communication.

‘Cracked!’ takes visitors on a journey, starting with the earliest examples of codes and ciphers, going on to look at methods of secret communication used during war times then exploring how modern technology uses code to allow us to communicate safely today.

Try your hand at cracking a secret code using a Caesar Wheel, communicate a message to your friends using Flag Semaphore at the Code Station and discover the ciphers and codes that have remained unsolved for years and are a still a mystery to even the sharpest of cryptologists!

Supported by Arts Council England.

Cracked! also incorporates ‘When the Bugle Calls’ – a Durham Light Infantry Collection touring exhibition.

Until 2 June 2019

FREE

A Durham Light Infantry Collection touring exhibition.

Discover the story of the Durham Light Infantry’s soldiers, bands and bugles in this touring exhibition featuring sounds, footage and objects from the DLI Collection.

‘When the Bugle Calls’ tells the story of how both the British Army and individual soldiers used music to rally their regiments, keeping morale alive in dark and dangerous times.

This exhibition is on display in the main exhibition space alongside Cracked! Secret Codes and Communication.

Shirt Tales

Until 2 June 2019

FREE

Shirt Tales is a free exhibition by Artist and Tailor Richard Bliss. Richard has designed and hand made five shirts that capture the feelings and ideas that he experienced when reading the work of five authors from the Dark Ages through to the present day. Richard selected the Venerable Bede, Phillis Wheatley, Lewis Carroll, Elinor Brent-Dyer and Julia Darling.

Word Bank of Lost Dialects

Until 15 September 2019

FREE

A celebration of the thousands of North East dialect words donated during The Word’s original Lost Dialects exhibition, Word Bank of Lost Dialects is an exhibition by artists Jane Glennie and Robert Good which invites you to experience the donated words.

The Word Bank contains around 2,400 donations of ‘lost words’ from the North East. You will be able to view the full Word Bank and take a rubbing of some of your most-loved Geordie words. You will be able to find out about the history of some of the most popular words donated, discover some of the more obscure and vote for your favourites.

Events for adults at FabLab @ The Word

Learn How to 3D Print

Tues 14 May, 9am – 12noon and Thurs 13 June, 1-4pm

£12.50 per person

Suitable for 16 years +

Booking required

If you have an idea you want to bring to life or want to understand how a 3D printer works then go along to FabLab @ The Word’s learn how to 3D print workshop. The session will give you hands on experience of designing and manufacturing and will allow you to develop incredible skills.

Sponsored by BT

For information and to book: www.theworduk.org

 

Learn How to Laser Cut

Wed 22 May, Thurs 20 June and Wed 10 July, 1 – 4pm

£12.50 per person

Suitable for 16 years +

Booking required

Step out of your comfort zone at The Word’s fascinating workshop where you’ll learn the basic skills in laser cutting. From key-rings and coasters to personalised decorations, there are so many things you can create on a laser cutter. Develop your design skills and create something great.

Sponsored by BT

For information and to book: www.theworduk.org

 

Learn how to Vinyl Cut

Tues 7 May, 9am-12noon, Wed 5 June 1-4pm and Wed 3 July, 1-4pm

£12.50 per person

Suitable for 16 years +

Booking required

Put your skills to the test in this challenging FabLab workshop which will walk you through the basics of vinyl cutting. Open your imagination and gain hands on experience as you create your own wall art and/or designs for t-shirts!

Sponsored by BT

For information and to book: www.theworduk.org

 

May half term @ The Word:

Elmer arts and crafts

Sat 25 May, drop-in between 11am-1pm

£1 per craft (payable at time of doing craft)

Children can enjoy arts and crafts at The Word on Elmer Day, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

For information: www.theworduk.org

 

Chess for all

Sat 25 May, 1-3pm

FREE

Suitable for all ages

Learn how to play chess or develop your strategy at this fun drop-in session.

For information: www.theworduk.org

 

Superhero arts and crafts

Mon 27 & Thurs 30 May, 10-11am and 2.30-3.30pm

£1 per child. Tickets must be bought in advance from Level of The Word

Children can have lots of fun at The Word making superhero-themed crafts.

For information: www.theworduk.org

 

Coding Club – Superhero Scratch

Wed 29 May, 10am-12noon and 2-4pm

£3 per person

Suitable for children aged 8-12

Join The Word for an epic adventure in this special superhero-themed coding session. Learn all about sequencing, loops, conditional logic and debugging in this epic superhero adventure. Choose your superhero and fly off into the sky to defeat the villain and save the town.

Booking required

For information and to book: www.theworduk.org

Adventures of a Superhero

Fri 31 May, 10.30am, 12.45pm and 2.15pm

£3.50 per child, £2.50 per adult, £10.50 family of 4, £1 children under 1

Suitable for under 7’s and their families

Can the superheroes save the day? Find out about the adventures of a superhero in The Word’s immersive StoryWorld! As well as listening to superhero stories, children will get crafty, sing songs and play games in this fun storytelling session.

Booking required

For information and to book: www.theworduk.org

Chess for beginners

Sat 1 June, 1-2pm

FREE

Suitable for all ages

Want to learn how to play chess? Book on to this beginner’s session at The Word.

For information: www.theworduk.org