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 >> 

 

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival

The New Age of Sentimentality

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Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2019

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

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

Duration – 12pm - 1pm

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Charles Dickens. Walt Disney. The Romantic poets. These renowned artists and entertainers were all accused of being “over-sentimental”. But is our own age topping them all – with its culture of grief memoirs, gushing obituaries and feel-good fiction? Three Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature take a hard look at whether contemporary culture has “gone soft”.

Lisa Appignanesi is the author of books including Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love; Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors; All About Love: Anatomy of an Unruly Emotion and Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness. She is Chair of the Royal Society of Literature Council.

Irenosen Okojie is author of a novel Butterfly Fish and a short story collection Speak Gigantular – surreal tales of love and loneliness. She has written for The New York TimesThe Observer, and The Huffington Post and is currently running a writing workshop at London’s South Bank.

Rachel Hewitt’s books include A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind and Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Newcastle University, where she is also Deputy Director of the Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts.

Chaired by Rana Mitter – Professor of History at the University of Oxford where he is director of the China Centre. A Fellow of the British Academy, he has written books including China’s War with Japan 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival. He is a regular presenter of radio documentaries, among them BBC Radio 4’s Chinese Characters and BBC Radio 3’s Japan’s Never-Ending War, and Radio 3’s Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking.


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: Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Tickets: Free, ticketed (Max 4 per person)