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July 26

STAMP! – Print Workshops

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Join us FREE for our Game Changers summer festival, to celebrate 170 years of the Mining Institute, and 150...

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Join us FREE for our Game Changers summer festival, to celebrate 170 years of the Mining Institute, and 150 years of our building – home to the Institute and some of the region’s biggest ‘Game Changers’ since 1872.

About STAMP!

Knowledge is power, and sharing it is our mission. But how can you put knowledge in a box and share it with the world? How can you copy it over and over again? Welcome to the wonderful world of printing. Learn about our Archives, see real printing plates and learn about how we might create a way to print books over, and over again, long before computers by making your own stamps. Make your mark with STAMP!

Suitable for ages 7+.

This ticket includes general admission to explore our historic building, as well as our key exhibitions, including the Game Changers exhibition, The Common Room Brick by Brick LEGO® Model and The Wealth of the North.

Why not join us for lunch in our 5|Quarter café bar? Show proof of your booking for a discount on kids meals when you purchase a full price adult meal (Ts and Cs apply).

Dates

Tuesday 26th July, Tuesday 9th August and Tuesday 23rd August 2022

Workshop Times:

Morning workshop: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Afternoon workshop: 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Booking information

Each person attending, including adults accompanying children, must have their own ticket.

Tickets are free, but if you would like to make a small donation to support the charitable work of The Common Room, it would be hugely appreciated.

If you can no longer attend your slot, we kindly ask that you cancel your ticket so someone else may take your place, as demand is very high. Donations can be refunded upon request, if you need to cancel your ticket.

About our Game Changers anniversary festival

The Common Room is hosting a free anniversary festival throughout the summer, celebrating the North East’s mining and engineering past, present and future innovations. The festival, called ‘Game Changers’, is delivered in partnership with the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers (known to many as the Mining Institute) and will offer something for everyone, from live music, family science shows and workshops, to an exhibition and unique building tours.

The festival marks 170 years of the Mining Institute and 150 years of The Common Room building, which has been the home of the Institute and some of the region’s most pioneering minds – or ‘Game Changers’ – throughout the years, including engineers Robert Stephenson, Lord Armstrong and Nicholas Wood.

Our headline exhibition and festival’s namesake, ‘Game Changers’, will be open to the public between Saturday 16th July to mid-September on select dates – if you are joining us for an event this summer, the exhibition will be open that day. Book a general admission ticket to find out what other dates the exhibition is open this month. The exhibition will uncover the major individuals, inventions and innovations tied to the Institute throughout its now 170-year lifespan, and will also look to the future of innovation in the North East.

The Game Changers anniversary festival has been made possible thanks to National Lottery Players, via funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

To find out more, click here.

Additional information

Location: Wood Hall, The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE

Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.

Our building is fully accessible – if you have any queries about accessibility, please contact lucy.stockdale@thecommonroom.org.uk

The Common Room is taking a number of precautions to mitigate the risk to the public regarding COVID-19. Visitors will be encouraged to wear a face-covering (unless they have a medical exemption) and to practice social distancing. For further information on our COVID-19 protocol please visit https://thecommonroom.org.uk/about-the-common-room/

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Venue

The Common Room
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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