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The Late Shows dates announced

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The Late Shows attracted a record-breaking 24,000 visitors last year

This year’s dates for The Late Shows – NewcastleGateshead’s legendary cultural crawl – have been announced.

The annual event will take place on May 18-19, with up to 50 artistic venues staying open after hours.

Already confirmed to take part in the 2012 event are the Great North Museum: Hancock, The Biscuit Factory, Lawnmowers Theatre Company, Laing Art Gallery, Victoria Tunnel and Discovery Museum.

The Late Shows 2011 attracted a record-breaking 24,000 visits to 46 venues and it is hoped the 2012 event will be even bigger.

Bill Griffiths, The Late Shows project manager says: “The line-up for The Late Shows 2012 is already taking shape, with DJ sets, hands-on art activities and behind the scenes tours just some of the events which have been proposed.

“The Late Shows is always one of the main events in the region’s cultural calendar and I really hope that even more people will join us this year to be a part of it.”

The Late Shows marks the international event ‘Museums at Night’, which takes place across Europe

To find out more about this year’s event or to join the mailing list visit www.thelateshows.org.uk

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