Opening Times
Building

Monday 17 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Tuesday 18 February: 8.50am – 6.30pm

Wednesday 19 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 20 February: 8.50am – 9.30pm

Friday 21 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Saturday 22 February: 8.50am – 9pm

Sunday 23 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

We’re a public building, and everyone’s welcome. Come and say hello!
Please note last entry to the building is 30 minutes before closing.

Box Office

Monday 17 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 18 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 19 February: 12pm – 8pm

Thursday 20 February: 12pm – 6pm

Friday 21 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 22 February: 12pm – 8pm

Sunday 23 February: 12pm – 6pm (Box Office counter until 8pm)

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The Brasserie

Monday 17 February: CLOSED

Tuesday 18 February: CLOSED

Wednesday 19 February: CLOSED

Thursday 20 February: CLOSED

Friday 21 February: Open from 5pm

Saturday 22 February: Open 12noon – 3pm for lunch and from 5pm for dinner

Sunday 23 February: Open 12noon – 3pm for lunch and from 5pm for dinner

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Opening Times:
Building

Monday 17 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Tuesday 18 February: 8.50am – 6.30pm

Wednesday 19 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 20 February: 8.50am – 9.30pm

Friday 21 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Saturday 22 February: 8.50am – 9pm

Sunday 23 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

We’re a public building, and everyone’s welcome. Come and say hello!
Please note last entry to the building is 30 minutes before closing.

Box Office

Monday 17 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 18 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 19 February: 12pm – 8pm

Thursday 20 February: 12pm – 6pm

Friday 21 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 22 February: 12pm – 8pm

Sunday 23 February: 12pm – 6pm (Box Office counter until 8pm)

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

The Brasserie

Monday 17 February: CLOSED

Tuesday 18 February: CLOSED

Wednesday 19 February: CLOSED

Thursday 20 February: CLOSED

Friday 21 February: Open from 5pm

Saturday 22 February: Open 12noon – 3pm for lunch and from 5pm for dinner

Sunday 23 February: Open 12noon – 3pm for lunch and from 5pm for dinner

Book your table online >> 

 

Start the Week

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Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2019

Sage Two

Tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis

Duration – 12.15pm - 1.15pm

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Tom Sutcliffe presents a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week exploring the art and science of communication – from the language of diplomacy, to an emotional outburst, to the power of silence. He’s joined by the award-winning filmmaker and journalist Harriet Shawcross, the former US diplomat William J Burns, the musician Kathryn Tickell and this year’s Free Thinking Festival Lecturer Professor Thomas Dixon.

Harriet Shawcross is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist. Her first book Unspeakable reflects on how, as a teenager, she stopped speaking at school for almost a year, communicating only when absolutely necessary. Unspeakableconsiders the limits of language and the power of silence.

William J Burns’ book The Back Channel – American Diplomacy in a Disordered Worldcharts his career as an American diplomat for over three decades. He played a central role in diplomatic episodes from the end of the Cold War to the collapse of relations with Putin’s Russia, to secret nuclear talks with Iran. Now retired from the US Foreign Service, he is President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer, educator and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She is currently touring with her new band The Darkening, and the band’s debut album will be released in March.

Thomas Dixon was the first director of Queen Mary University of London’s pioneering Centre for the History of the Emotions, the first of its kind in the UK. His current research is about the science, philosophy, and experience of anger and previously the history of weeping and the British stiff upper lip. His books include Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears and The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Friday 15 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Friday 1 March.
  • Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
  • To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.

Booking Information

To guarantee your ticket, book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

Venue: Sage Two

Tickets: Free, ticketed (Max 4 per person)