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The Norman Cornish Centenary Talk

Following on from the popularity of recent talks based on the book: Behind the Scenes: The Norman Cornish Sketchbooks, we are pleased to announce a subsequent talk at the Shipley Art Gallery covering different aspects of the artist’s career, to be delivered again by Mike Thornton, Norman’s son-in-law.

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October Illustrated Sketchbooks Talk

On Wednesday, 3rd of October Bishop Auckland Town Hall will be hosting a talk by Mike Thornton, son-in-law to Norman Cornish. Admission is free and you'll also be able to purchase a copy of the new Behind The Scenes book while you're there!

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Norman Cornish Sketch on Antiques Roadshow

When Antiques Roadshow visited Newcastle Civic Centre one of the most exciting items of the day was when a sketch by Norman Cornish was shown by a man who's grandparents purchased the sketch many years ago.

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Durham County Hall Mural Inspection

The family of Norman Cornish visited Durham County Hall in May to participate in the close inspection of The Mural, painted by Norman Cornish to commemorate the opening of Durham County Hall in 1964. The inspection was carried out by senior staff from the Conservation Department of Northumbria University.

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Norman Cornish's Sketchbooks: an illustrated talk

On Saturday June 2nd The Shipley Art Gallery will be hosting a talk by Mike Thornton, son-in-law to Norman Cornish. Tickets are priced at just £4 and you'll also be able to pick up copy of the new Behind The Scenes book at a reduced price of just £25!

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