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The Allegri Quartet (Richmondshire Concerts)

Influence Church, Richmond in North Yorks

Mozart, String Quintet K515; Alec Roth, Quartet No. 3; Brahms, String Quintet No. 2 in G Major. The Allegri Quartet is Britain's oldest chamber ensemble. It has been involved with ...

Kirkby Fleetham Feast

Kirkby Fleetham Village Green, Kirkby Fleetham

Yorkshire at play, join in a fun filled family day - amaze at our arena activities, marvel in our marquee, shop at our stalls, enjoy a proper Yorkshire afternoon tea, imbibe the ...

Special Constables & Convicts

Prison and Police Museum, Ripon

A week of activities at the Prison and Police and Workhouse Museums themed around early policeman and prisoners. Family activities include dressing up in an early police uniform ...

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian ...

Vigilant Inn, South Shields

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Vigilant Inn, Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE346AE

Trimmers Arms, South Shields

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Trimmers Arms, Commercial Road, South Shields, NE331RW

Market Tavern, Chester-le-Street

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Market Tavern, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, DH33EZ

Field opp Tesco, Ingleby Barwick

includes 50 craft stalls, refreshments, live music, demonstrations, donkey rides, animal bus, dog show and much more

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Field opp Tesco, Myton Road, Ingleby Barwick, TS17 0WA

Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough

a magical exhibition of fairytales and nursery rhymes

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS56LA

SummerTyne Late Lounge: Song-writers Circle: Yola Carter, Brennen Leigh, Amythyst Kiah & Amelia White

Sage, Gateshead

Yola Carter A force of nature and an incredibly talented singer-songwriter, former Phantom Limb frontwoman Yola Carter was raised on gospel and is a greatly in-demand singer and writer on the dance scene (Duke Dumont, Massive Attack, Chase and Status, DJ Fresh and many more). However, country and soul from the likes of The Band, Staple Singers,

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Plus support

Sage, Gateshead

The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band has always been strong on authenticity, playing music that blends blues, ragtime, folk, country and other traditional styles with the sleek modern energy of do-it-yourself, homespun, punk fueled rock. “The country blues is a gift of 20th century American music, and it’s awesome to see a band tap into its

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Mary Chapin Carpenter plus support Bella Hardy

Sage, Gateshead

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like Passionate Kisses and He Thinks He’ll Keep Her she has won five GRAMMY Awards, two CMA Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Ron Block & Sierra Hull plus support Chester & The Fog

Sage, Gateshead

Multi-instrumentalist Ron Block is a legend among bluegrass fans. Long time sideman to Alison Krauss and member of the Grammy-winning Union Station he now sets out a whole new area of uncharted terrain, with the release of his fourth solo album, Hogan’s House of Music, his first-ever all-instrumental collection.

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Sage, St Mary's Square, Gateshead, NE82JR

Deershed Festival

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe

family friendly music, arts and science festival set in North Yorkshire parkland. Topping the bill at the seventh running of the Deer Shed Festival, at Baldersby Park, near Thirsk, from July 22 to 24 will be Beth Orton and Mercury Prize nominees, Everything Everything, in a line-up which also includes C Duncan, Money, and Field Music. Alongside

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Topcliffe, YO7 3BZ

Spot on the Wall

The Station, Richmond in North Yorks

Our popular open art exhibition returns for another year. Visitors will enjoy an ever-changing display of work from amateur and professional artists. The exhibition takes over every part of our gallery space, and all the work is for sale. Artists book a spot on our wall or hire a cabinet to display their work, then hold their breath and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Station, Station Yard, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104LD

Darlington Ramblers

outside Queen Elizabeth College, Darlington

Eight easy miles around Cray and Hubberholme

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 09:30

Location: outside Queen Elizabeth College, Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AU

outside old Arts Centre , Darlington

10.4 miles on The Dalesway, Kettlewell to Outershaw

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: outside old Arts Centre , Vane Terrace, Darlington, DL37AX

Cleveland Ramblers

Rectory Lane car park, Guisborough

Six to eight miles around Guisborough

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 14:00

Location: Rectory Lane car park, Guisborough, Guisborough, TS11 1NF

Hambleton Ramblers

Market Cross, Northallerton

12 miles on mainly moorland and the Cleveland Way. For more details visit hambletonramblers.co.uk

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 08:30

Location: Market Cross, High Street, Northallerton, DL78LN

Cluny 2, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Till the Wheels Fall Off ain’t just an album title. It’s a way of life. And the Outlaw Carnie responsible for it ain’t no character. Bob Wayne is 100% the real deal: a raucous, rambunctious, storytelling rabble-rouser with a passionate zeal for life and a reckless charm that is completely unbound. Conquering the interstates behind the

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Cluny 2, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE12PQ

Summer fun

Beamish Open Air Museum, Stanley

There’s something for all the family to enjoy every day of the summer holidays. From brass bands to 1940s Home Guard, craft activities to Victorian lessons, we’ll have loads of activities and fun that you can join in! There’ll be a chance to try something different at the museum – get to know our animals a bit better or relax in the

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Beamish Open Air Museum, Beamish, Stanley, DH90RG

Animal handling by Four Paws

Killhope Lead Mining Museum , Cowshill

get up close to creatures

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

Location: Killhope Lead Mining Museum , A689, Cowshill, DL131AR

1916: No Turning Back

Gala Theatre, Durham

It’s 1916. Your country needs you, the army needs you… You join one of thousands of County Durham men in enlisting in the army, volunteering to fight for your country. You say goodbye to your family and get ready for war. 1916: No Turning Back is unlike anything seen before at Gala, and forms part of Durham Remembers, our programme of events

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Ranger fun

Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield

have a go at pond dipping, mini-beasts hotel, mini dens and bug hunts

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS212DN

Lime Tree Farm, Ripon

a celebration of life, yoga, meditation, movement and dance, arts and crafts, kids area, live music, café and more

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, Ripon, HG4 3DA

Racecourse, Ripon

trade stands, various entertainments and refreshments

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, HG4 1UG

Art in the Pen

Auction Mart, Thirsk

contemporary art fair, where artists transform cattle pens into miniature galleries, from which they sell their original works of art.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB

1940's weekend

Leyburn, Leyburn

This popular event in Leyburn's Events and Festival calendar continues to grow. The Market Place in the centre of town becomes an arena for all things 1940s - with music, singing, dancing, stalls and all manner of vehicles: including military vehicles, farm machinery, buses, vintage cars, steam traction engines

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Leyburn, Town Centre, Leyburn, DL8 5AH

Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn

A joint exhibition of art from Bowburn Nursery and Infant School, Junior School and Bowburn Art Group can be seen in the Corridor Gallery of Bowburn Community Centre. Entry is free and the Centre is open throughout the day and early evening. New artists are always welcome to join the Art Group on a Tuesday morning from 10am to 12pm in the Centre

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-19:00

Location: Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, Bowburn, DH6 5AT

Teesdale Sailing Club Open Day 24th July

Teesdale Sailing Club, Mickleton

Visitors will be welcome to come and have a try at sailing with some of our experienced members. Families are most welcome; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All equipment is provided; all you need to bring is warm, loose clothing, a windproof jacket and a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (old trainers are

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: Teesdale Sailing Club, West Pasture Road off B6277 , Mickleton, DL12 0PD

Paint Her to Your Own Mind

Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold

'Paint Her to Your Own Mind' invites 147 artists / writers to join in creating 147 different representations of beauty on the blank page - responding to Sterne's request in vol VI of Tristram Shandy : 'Sit down, Sir, paint her to your own mind—as like your mistress as you can —as unlike your wife as your conscience will let you—‘tis all

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:30-16:30

Location: Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold, Coxwold, YO61 4AD

Turbanism - An exhibition by Rehmat Rayatt

Central Library, Gateshead

Every community has its own way of connecting and interacting, centred on a culturally important action. It might be the intricacies of language, food or even dance that tell people about a way of life, while for some communities messages are communicated through dress. The turban is so embedded into Rajasthani culture that it is impossible to tell

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84LN

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

The grounds of The Bowes Museum welcome a special four-legged visitor when Dales pony Rocky pays a visit with his owners, who will chat to visitors about this rare breed native to Teesdale. Have your picture taken with Rocky, and learn how the breed was once the backbone of many hill farms in the area. Rocky’s visit complements the current

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Ink and Drink with Chris Riddell

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Spend an exclusive evening with Chris Riddell - current Children’s Laureate, political cartoonist and award-winning illustrator. Chris is famed for his wit and satire as well as his mastery with pen and ink. Enjoy a glass of wine as you doodle and listen to Chris Riddell share tips and advice from his award-winning career. This relaxed event is

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Artist Residency with Chris Riddell: The Current Children's Laureate

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Saturday 23rd – Monday 25th July Let us introduce you to Chris Riddell – multi-award-winning illustrator and acclaimed ninth Children’s Laureate. Chris is renowned for his distinctively intricate pen and ink illustrations and joins us for a packed Artist Residency with events for all ages. Follow our Instagram campaign Seven Stories

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Summer Story

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September, Drop in for all the family Take part in a host of summer activities inspired by our brand new Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories exhibition and archive. Drop into our Studio and illustrate poignant soldiers’ letters, create a kite to spread your message of peace and get close to nature with

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:30

Location: Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Daydreamer Performance

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Daily at 11am and 2pm from Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September “The more time you take in “dream time” – living in your head where the story is – the more you utterly lose yourself in the story.” Michael Morpurgo Join the Dreamer on a journey through adventure and imagination. In a world of possibilities, you are invited

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:00-11:30, 14:00-14:30

Location: Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best loved story makers. Our exclusive exhibition will showcase for the first time, the notebooks and manuscripts that have become the classics we know today including War Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful. With content rich in historical research, creativity and poignant prose, this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Palace Arts Gallery , Redcar

After a career illustrating and designing over 30 children’s books and pop up books, as well as package designs, visuals and prints, Brian Lee has decided to exhibit a timeline of his work for the first time in two decades. The Darlington based Illustrator and Designer was raised in Redcar and has decided to return to his childhood roots to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Palace Arts Gallery , Esplanade, , Redcar, TS10 3AE

Art Exhibition

The Cafe on the Green, Durham

An exhibition of works by artist Linda Mumba. Landscapes and Seascapes mainly feature in this exhibition, many of which are inspired by the Northumberland Coast. (until July 29)

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: The Cafe on the Green, Palace Green , Durham, DH1 3RL

Summer exhibition

Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

by Norman Cornish, Debbie George, Brita Granström, Mick Manning, Peter Quinn and Ray Richardson Each of the artists in this exhibition strives to capture a sense of time and place in their own distinctive way. Some construct engaging narratives, or use carefully selected objects and compositions. Others immerse themselves fully in the culture

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gallagher and Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17PQ

Imaginary Spaces Exhibition

The Palace Arts Gallery, Redcar

An exhibition of illustration and design by Darlington based illustrator Brian Lee. Including work from his 30 children's books, prints, packaging visuals and design work. 23 July - 3 September 2016

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Palace Arts Gallery, 28-29 Esplanade , Redcar, TS10 3AE

Renoir's St Tropez

Museum, South Shields

Renoir’s stunning oil painting of St Tropez will be on display this summer alongside selected highlights from the South Tyneside art collection. The magnificent painting is being lent to the museum by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council. 2016 marks 175 years since the birth of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA

Caroline Achaintre exhibition

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Caroline Achaintre (born Toulouse, 1969) works across a diverse range of media that includes textiles, ceramics, prints and watercolours, using techniques typically associated with the applied arts. Her work is colourful and potent, evoking the subversive spirit of Carnival and creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful and absurd.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

The Playground Project

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Until the 1980s – and in rare cases until today – playgrounds were places for social experiments, risky projects, and spectacular sculptures. Architects, urban planners, artists, parents, and children were invited to leave their comfort zone and to venture something new. A focal point for ideas about education and childhood, about urban

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Taste of Teesdale Festival

Raby Castle, Darlington

Organised by Barnard Castle Farmers Market and held in the grounds of the Castle, ‘Taste of Teesdale Festival’ brings together an abundance of artisan food and drink from across the region. From bangers and bread, to pickles and pies, meet and buy from local producers as chefs’ prepare some mouth-watering dishes for all ages. Look out for

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, DL2 3AH

Unitarian Church, Stockton-on-Tees

we believe everyone has the right to seek truth and meaning for themselves. the best setting for this is a community that welcomes you for who you are, complete with your beliefs, doubts and questions. equality of respect and opportunity is for everyone. Our services can feel very diverse in nature. Services quite often have space for quiet

Category: Religious Events
Dates:    Times: 18:00-19:00

Location: Unitarian Church, Wellington Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1QX

Interface Arts- A Summer Exhibition

The Gallery, The Witham, Barnard Castle

a selection of recent artworks made by members of Interface Arts. Artists exhibiting – Samantha Askey, Gail Bell, Carolyn Corfield, John Grey, Meryl Mathieson, Wendy Parkin, and Suzanne Williams. Exhibition runs from Tuesday 5th July until 26th July 2016 - Tuesday – Saturday, 10am - 4pm. There will be opportunities to “Meet the Artists” at

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Gallery, The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, DL128LY

Tocketts Watermill, Guisborough

guided tours of Tocketts mill will be available each Sunday until the end of August. This Victorian watermill has large cast iron gearing from about 1870, all driven by an 18ft. diameter waterwheel.. Plenty to interest children including model mills and replica querns (hand

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-16:00

Location: Tocketts Watermill, Skelton Rd.(A173), Guisborough, TS146QA

Rocket science family fun

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Embark on an out-of-this-world adventure as the RHS' northernmost garden goes intergalactic to celebrate the RHS Campaign for School Gardening Rocket Science campaign. Every day Follow our Space Mission to Mars garden trail! Find the space facts, solve puzzles and reveal the secret launch code. Visit our woodland space station, complete

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG31QB

Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Darlington

live music

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Hopetown and Whessoe Workingmens club, Alliance Street , Darlington, DL36RD

Lion Inn Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside

A choice of two circular walks of approx. 5 to 7 miles and 7.5 to 10 miles at The Lion Inn Blakey Ridge. Call 01642 763058 for details

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Lion Inn Blakey Ridge, Lion Inn Blakey Ridge, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 7LQ

Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

installation by Pippa Hale

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby, YO211RE

Sunderland International Airshow

Seaburn and Roker seafronts, Sunderland

The Sunderland Airshow is one of the largest seafront airshows in the UK and the only major airshow in the North East. It offers incredible aerial displays, acrobatics, vintage aircraft and, back on the ground, music and family entertainment. This year’s event starts with its traditional launch party at Cliffe Park on the evening of Friday

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Seaburn and Roker seafronts, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR6 8AB

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Aim 4 Art presents Not The Transporter Bridge' an exhibition which seeks to explore less well known aspects of landscape and culture in the Teesside area. We are a voluntary community group dedicated to pushing the artistic boundaries. We meet at Hemlington Barn TS8 9DA every Tues. On this occasion we are pleased that we have been supported with a

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Redcar, TS105NW

A Taste of Baroque

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join us for drinks at 5pm in the picture gallery, followed by a short concert of gorgeous baroque music, performed in period costume.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 17:00-19:15

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton

potters include Jenny Morten, Alison Brayshaw, Beverley Porter and many more

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Street, Northallerton, DL6 1NA

North-East Wildlife Photographer exhibition

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Over 1,500 photographs of North East wildlife were entered into this prestigious regional competition. The exhibition in the museum’s Galleria showcases some of the amazing wildlife images that were judged as winners and runners-up, plus a digital slideshow of the other contenders. Will you agree with the judges' decision? In

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE24PT

mima, Middlesbrough

Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology is an urgent reaction to the recent closure of Redcar’s steelworks and a bid to make a positive contribution to the future of industry in the North East region. Capturing the industrial character of Teesside, the exhibition shows how it has formed, from the extraction of raw materials to

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join musical duo Flautino for a short concert of beautiful baroque music for recorders and bass viol, performed in quirky period costume in the Museum's Picture Galleries. Tickets available from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2547481

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 17:00-18:15

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Hilarity Bites presents Danny Deegan, Sam Gore & Rob Mulholland

The White Horse, Darlington

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The White Horse in Darlington on July 24th 2016: Danny Deegan is Taller Than Jesus, More Visible Than God - Join Danny as he goes through a year that has seen him dumped by his girlfriend on the set of a BBC drama, nearly get beaten up by his dad, discover internet dating, have a health scare that saw him pass out and

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:30

Location: The White Horse, Bur tree Lane, Darlington, DL1 3AD

Step out for Stroke

Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield

Step out for Stroke 2016- Hardwick Park 24 July Strap on your walking shoes, apply the sun-block, get your friends, family and neighbours together and join us at one of our fun-filled sponsored walks. Everyone can Step out for Stroke, regardless of age or ability, and everyone is invited! Step out for Stroke walks are typically one mile

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 11:00

Location: Hardwick Park Visitor Centre, Sedgefield, Sedgefield, TS212DN

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

To celebrate the 150th birthday of the Queen’s Hall, we will be mounting an archive exhibition that takes a look at the history of Beaumont Street from a variety of perspectives.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE463LS

Tony Hadley

Bents Park, South Shields

Tony Hadley, the frontman for international superstars Spandau Ballet, will perform solo at Bent Park, South Shields on Sunday July 24. This will be the third in a series of four Sunday Concerts taking place as part of the South Tyneside Festival 2016, with a trio of X Factor favourites and Scottish duo, The Proclaimers, already announced to

Category: Music - Rock & Pop
Dates:    Times: 13:00-17:00

Location: Bents Park, Bent Road, South Shields, NE332PU

Núria Güell: Motherland, Fatherland

mima, Middlesbrough

Motherland, Fatherland is the first solo show in England by the Spanish, Barcelona-based artist Núria Güell, organised as part of VAMOS! festival 2016. The exhibition includes two of Güell’s key works: Humanitarian Aid (2008-13) and Stateless by Choice (2015-16). The former documents an exchange of services, with Güell offering herself in

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Patriotic Posters

Palace Green Library, Durham

Your country needs you! Can you create an inspiring poster to help defend your country? All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN

A Taste of Baroque

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join us in the picture gallery for drinks, followed by a short concert of gorgeous baroque music, performed in quirky period costume.

Category: Music - Classical & Opera
Dates:    Times: 17:00-18:15

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

The Bikini Line: Art Installation

Botanic Garden, Durham

The Bikini Line is a thought-provoking new sound-and-vision art installation at the Botanic Garden in Durham. Artists Alan O'Cain and Neil Crimes have worked with students from Durham University to create an outdoor installation marking the 70th anniversary of both the first atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll and the naming of the iconic item of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH13TN

Sweet Dreams of Contentment

Customs House, South Shields

Sweet Dreams of contentment is a collaboration between visual artists Brian Ord, Val Close and singer-songwriter Pete Scott. Each artist has responded to the other’s work, resulting in a multi-layered, audio-visual exhibition of images depicting everyday life as well as the more faraway abstract thoughts of the creative mind. The artwork and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Another Dimension

Customs House, South Shields

Kate Black's 'digital collaged' drawings depict scenes from an invented, strange soap opera. These drawings transport the characters into uncanny and surreal worlds; they are portals into narratives that the artist likens to 'Coronation Street on acid'.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE331ES

Outdoor Theatre with Common Ground Theatre - The Lumberjills

Dalby Forest, Pickering

YORK company Common Ground Theatre will present the outdoor theatre experience The Lumberjills in the Forestry Commission woods of Dalby Forest, near Thornton le Dale, this summer. Written by York playwright and actress Hannah Davies and directed by company co-director Tom Cornford, this 75-minute play takes place in a woodland glade and tells

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 18:00

Location: Dalby Forest, Pickering, Pickering, YO187LT

Thread Rocks!

Crown Street Gallery, Darlington

Textile Art by Helen Winthorpe Kendrick. Stones form the bedrock of our planet, being the substance on which we all live and survive. Stones of all varieties are used by man to build houses and roads, to create dams and other huge engineering projects and to create art. For thousands of years mankind has prized the precious and unusual rocks that

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00

Location: Crown Street Gallery, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND

The Butte De Warlencourt Battlefield Crosses

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Following the Battle of the Somme, three battlefield crosses were erected on top of a chalk hill called the Butte de Warlencourt. They were made in memory of the soldiers of the 6th, 8th and 9th Battalions Durham Light Infantry who had died there in November 1916. Today, one of these crosses is housed in the DLI Chapel at Durham Cathedral, with

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

War and Peace

Python Gallery, Royal Middlehaven House, Middlesbrough

exhibition by Cumbrian artist Kevin Weaver. There is an added dimension of his latest works that feature oil landscapes done on the reverse side of 10mm thick glass that Weaver uses as paint pallets.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:30

Location: Python Gallery, Royal Middlehaven House, Gosforth Street, Middlesbrough, TS21BB

Gibside, Gateshead

a unique embroidery exhibition celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gibside, nr Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE166BG

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This new Science Theatre show, developed by the Life team, is part of The Crunch project, an exciting year of activities, experiences and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. Everyone's invited to get involved and help create the recipe for a happier, healthier future. The Crunch project is brought to you by the Wellcome Trust,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

IncludFEST

South Park, Darlington

IncludFEST Darlington is a fun, summer arts festival for children and young people with and without disabilities. It takes place at the South Park in Darlington on Saturday 18th July 2015. Starting at 11:00am and running until 3.30pm. Children, young people and their families are invited to enjoy a range of arts activities including live music,

Category: Festival, Markets & Fetes
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:30

Location: South Park, Parkside, Darlington, DL1 5TG

Manorlands Paint Rush

King George V playing fields,, Skipton

We’re delighted to announce the first ever Manorlands Paint Rush which will take place at King George V playing fields, Marley, Keighley at noon on Sunday 24th July. If you’ve never done a colour run before this is a run with a difference, as during the 5km run you will pass through 7 colour stations where brightly coloured powder will be

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 12:00-15:00

Location: King George V playing fields,, Marley, Keighley,, Skipton, BD21 4DB

Pitmen and Prelates

Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

The coalfields of Durham have inspired a wealth of political, social, creative and artistic responses. The exceptional ‘mining art’ of County Durham reflects the pride and identity of regional artists, as well as their internal and external struggles over the past two centuries. This spotlight exhibition celebrates the industrial and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL147NR

The Shogun's Cultured Warriors

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the samurai class as patrons and producers of the arts, together with their legacy in Japan today. The samurai were the military class of Japan who developed from provincial warriors into the ruling elite. They were a powerful force in Japan for more than six centuries and so had a profound effect on military

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 12:00-17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

A British Museum Spotlight Tour: Celebrating Ganesha

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

India is a land of gods and the Hinduism that originated in India is its most prominent religion. Among the many deities worshipped by the Hindus, Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, holds pride of place in the hearts of people. The celebration of Ganesha takes place in the month of Bhadrapada (August - September) when thousands of clay

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Kate Whiteford: False Perspectives

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

This summer is the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape gardener Capability Brown. To mark this key event the Mercer Art Gallery has commissioned an exhibition of new work by contemporary artist Kate Whiteford OBE that looks at the way Capability Brown transformed the English landscape through the manipulation of scale and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

Alice in Wonderland

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A British Library exhibition with additional loans from the Victoria & Albert Museum especially for the Laing, Alice in Wonderland delves into the world of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Explore the different ways generations of illustrators, artists, musicians, filmmakers and designers over the past 150

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18JA

Rhyme Around the World – A Nursery Rhyme Exhibition

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Rhyme Around the World is a celebration of much-loved ditties and rhymes shared across generations around the world. This exhibition is rich with sensory play and packed with beautiful artwork. It is a rare opportunity to enjoy Harold Jones’ illustrations from the classic Lavender's Blue published in 1954, and enjoy the artwork of well known,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Noble Prospects: Capability Brown & the Yorkshire Landscape

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

An exhibition dedicated to the Yorkshire landscapes of legendary garden designer, Capability Brown, to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. Capability Brown is the creator of some of Yorkshire’s most admired landscapes, and this unique exhibition brings together an intriguing collection of artworks, which reveal more about the designer and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 14:00-17:00

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

Guided Tours

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join one of our guides for a tour of the museum and its treasures. These 45 minute tours highlight the key pieces in the collection as well as some hidden gems. The tours are free with normal admission.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 11:30-12:15

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Blanchland Village Hall and Derwent Reservoir , Consett

This 2 day ‘Cold-blooded and Spineless’ course is aimed at all who wish to learn more about these stunning insects. One day will be spent reviewing adult identification skills and the second day diving into the world of larvae and exuviae. There will be indoor classroom time on both days, focusing on diagnostic features before heading outdoors

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Blanchland Village Hall and Derwent Reservoir , Consett, Consett, DH8 9UA

Pacific Rim 5-D

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

In this new Motion Ride adventure monstrous creatures have risen from the sea, attacked cities and threatened mankind. In a unified show of force the world’s most powerful nations have joined together and built massive robot fighting machines. In a no holds barred brawl, the last standing robot fighters take on the biggest and baddest of the

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Celestial Cycles

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This new planetarium show looks at how our lives are governed by cycles, day, night, seasons, and years and asks: Where do these cycles come from? The rotation of the Earth gives us our days, its orbit of the sun our year. This show looks at these interlocking cycles, what they mean to life on Earth and how everything came to be rotating in the

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Edward Ardizzone: 80 Years of Little Tim

Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Using original artwork from Tim and Lucy Go to Sea, Tim and Charlotte, Tim in Danger and The Little Train, as well as draft material, single illustrations, printed books and letters, the exhibition will celebrate this iconic British illustrator while introducing his work to a new generation. Families will be transported back to the glory days

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Seven Stories The National Centre for Children's Books, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Discovery Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

16 fabulous outfits dating from 1850 to 1900 are at the heart of this newly opened costume exhibition. From May 27 (until September 4) Take a fresh look at our costume collection through the eyes of Northumbria University fashion students. 16 fabulous outfits dating from 1850 to 1900 from shoes and parasols to lace collars and bags will be on

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4JA

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

by Julie McBean, Lisa Lamb, Kathy Liddle and Felicity Hacket

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Darlington Building Society, Tubwell Row, Darlington, DL1 1NF

Animal Inside Out: A Body Worlds Production

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Get under nature’s skin with this unforgettable exhibition featuring real animals preserved through plastination. From goats to giraffes, elephants to eels and octopuses to ostriches - embark on an anatomical safari exploring more than 100 real animal specimens. Marvel at the muscles supporting the neck of the 5m tall giraffe, stand face to face

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-18:00

Location: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4EP

Shaping the Body: Food, Fashion and Life

Castle Museum, York

An iron corset, crotchless pantaloons from the time of Jane Austen, bum rolls and a killer dress are a few of the items that will feature in this major new exhibition which charts the way fashion, food and fitness have shaped the body over the last 400 years. “In today’s selfie generation, it is said that we have become more image conscious

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO19RY

Limited Edition Prints by Norman Wade

Durham Cathedral, Durham

Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual artwork featuring Durham Cathedral and other significant architectural landmarks. Following the death of his widow, the Cathedral received Norman’s remaining artwork as a legacy gift. Money raised from the sale of Norman’s artwork is used to support Durham Cathedral. A selling

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

On the Surface

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

this exhibition has been created to complement Surface Deep but with a focus on two-dimensional works. Paintings, drawings, prints, tapestries and embroiderers

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE84JB

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

Art Gallery, York

The largest touring exhibition of British First World War Art for almost 100 years will go on show at York Art Gallery in 2016. IWM London’s Truth and Memory is a major retrospective that comprises over 60 works and features some of the most iconic images to emerge from the First World War, including paintings by Paul Nash, Percy Wyndham Lewis,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Art Gallery, York, York, YO30 7DR

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

This exhibition, organised by the V&A, will display more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Prada, many from the V&A’s unrivalled collection. The Museum is the only UK venue outside London that will stage this

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall

Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon

Gyles Brandreth’s 1,000 strong collection of teddy bears is going on permanent public display at Newby Hall. Bear lovers of all ages will be able to get ‘up close and pawsonal’ with world famous bears including the original star of the Paddington animated TV series; Sooty; Muppet Show stalwart Fozzie and Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 11:00-17:00

Location: Newby Hall and Gardens, Newby, Ripon, HG45AJ

Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

Gyles Brandreth’s 1,000 strong collection of teddy bears is going on permanent public display at Newby Hall. Bear lovers of all ages will be able to get ‘up close and pawsonal’ with world famous bears including the original star of the Paddington animated TV series; Sooty; Muppet Show stalwart Fozzie and Children in Need’s Pudsey Bear.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Newby Hall & Gardens, Newby Hall, Ripon, Ripon, HG4 5AJ

Ancient Lebanon

Oriental Museum, Durham

The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, this exhibition will provide an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world. Supported

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: No set start -17:00

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

Castle Howard Triathlon

Castle Howard, York

Indeed, the 13,000 acre grounds of Castle Howard form arguably the most physically demanding triathlon course of the Castle Tri Series. Race entrants will start the race by swimming through Castle Howard’s Great Lake before transitioning into the technical bike route through the glorious rural idyll of Yorkshire and the Howardian Hills. The

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 09:00-18:00

Location: Castle Howard, Castle Howard, York, YO607DA

The English Rose - Feminine Beauty from Van Dyck to Sargent

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Featuring a newly acquired portrait by Van Dyck, of Dame Olivia Porter, a beauty in the court of Charles 1, alongside famous ‘English Roses’ painted by Lely, Kneller, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney, Millais and Sargent.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: The Bowes Museum, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL128NP

Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

Palace Green Library, Durham

100 years on, this commemorative exhibition will explore the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people from County Durham who were there. During the First World War, battle after battle was fought by the British Army on the Western Front in Belgium and France. A century later, the Battle of the Somme stands out as one of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-17:00

Location: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH13RN



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