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 >> 

 

Why We Need Weepies

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Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2019

Sage Two

Duration – 10.30am - 11.30am

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Poet and critic Bridget Minamore, TV drama expert John Yorke and film expert Melanie Williams join Matthew Sweet for a Brief Encounter to look at the devices – music, close ups and the cliffhangers that cinema and TV employ to make us cry. From Bambi to Titanic, how have directors managed to trigger our tear ducts? And has the big screen actually shaped our understanding of emotion in modern life.

John Yorke is the author of “Into The Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell them”. Former Head of Channel Four Drama, Controller of BBC Drama Production and MD of Company Pictures, John has shaped stories and big emotional moments in British TV working on series such as Shameless and Life On MarsEastEnders and Holby CityBodies and Wolf Hall.

Melanie Williams is the author of Female Stars of British Cinema, a book about David Lean and British Women’s Cinema. She teaches at the University of East Anglia.

Bridget Minamore has published a poetry pamphlet about modern love and loss Titanic and her journalism includes writing for The Guardian and The Stage. She has written with organisations including The Royal Opera HouseThe National Theatre and Tate Modern.

Matthew Sweet is author of Inventing the Victorians, Shepperton Babylon, The West End Front and Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers and Themselves. He is a columnist for Art Quarterly and Newsweek and presents Free Thinking and Sound of Cinema on BBC Radio 3 and The Philosopher’s Arms on Radio 4. He was series consultant on the Showtime drama Penny Dreadful.


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)