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Welcome to the Events guide for the 2013 Festival. You can search the events programme using the calendar, by category, via the events map, or by keyword 'film, comedy, etc using the box below
Simon Mayo's passion for science and adventure led him to create a book called ITCH about an element hunter.
A sleepover with a difference! Camp out overnight at the Great North Museum: Hancock in our special sleep-themed event.
Comedian Helen Keen presents a spacetacular show - specially for younger space fans
Marty Jopson, the BBC One Show's resident scientist explores how Newton came up with his ideas on gravity.
Bringing to life science, technology, engineering and maths though the medium of street performance!
Presenters from all over Eruope do maths tricks using handcuffs and rope, no equations, purely fun maths!
A hands-on family chemistry workshop to accompany the 'Curious chemistry show'.
TV’s most extreme scientist, Dr Bunhead reveals nature’s most spectacular science displays
A theatre show that inspires curiosity.
What can astronomers and cosmologists learn from the light we see and from the light we can’t?