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Swaledale Festival

various venues across the region, Swaledale

The award-winning Swaledale Festival is an annual celebration of music and arts in the beautiful landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and ...

Hilarity Bitesize feat. Brennan Reece, and host Lou Conran

The Pot House, Hartlepool

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Pot House in Hartlepool on June 15th 2017: Brennan Reece - Best Newcomer (nominee), Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2016. English Comedian of the Year ...

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club with Sammy Rimington

St Augustines Parish Centre, Darlington

There’s an international treat in store for New Orleans jazz fans There’s a real international treat in store for Darlington New Orleans jazz fans when Sammy Rimington comes ...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969 selling more than 43 million copies ...

#Superdaddy – Gourmet Crub & Craft Beer

Castlegate Shopping Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Enjoy a day of Gourmet Grub & Craft Beer with Castlegate and your #SuperDaddy. We want to treat families to a funky free lunch and a drink, great gifts and a chance to lavish deserving #SuperDaddys on Sunday 18th June at Middlesbrough’s Fork In The Road to celebrate Father’s Day. Whether he helps you do your homework, plays football with

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 08:00-23:00

Location: Castlegate Shopping Centre, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1BG

Chester le Street Leisure Centre, Chester-le-Street

Sign up for a 12-month swimming contract between 16 May and 2 June and pay only £5 until July 2017*. Our great value, multi-site memberships include access to all of our 6 leisure centre swimming pools, unlimited swimming and a Thrive card which offers access to exclusive discounts at our leisure centres. The offer is available across all six

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Chester le Street Leisure Centre, Burns Green, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QH

Darlington Folk Club presents Tom McConville and Dave Newey

Copper Beech, Darlington

There are many fine fiddle players but every now and then you hear a player with such humanity and finesse it shines like a beacon in the tradition. Such a player is Tom McConville. The Folk club welcomes this fine performer from the Noth East with the fantastic guitar accompaniment from Dave Newey to guarantee a special night for you. Supported

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00-23:00

Location: Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14DH

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Who is the real Joséphine Bowes? With no diaries and just one letter written by her own fair hand we have so far had to view her via correspondence written by John and documented comments about her. This exhibition will allow for closer inspection of Joséphine through her Museum’s many objects and archives, commencing with an introduction

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Little 3, Thirsk

live music

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

Location: Little 3, 13 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO71DA

The Beach Boys with Special Guest John Stamos

Sage, Gateshead

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, along with Scott Totten, Tim Bonhomme, Jon Cowsill, Jeffrey Foskett and Brian Eichenberger. The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. The Beach Boys found through their music the key to

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

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

Northallerton Ramblers

Great Ayton Station, Great Ayton

Cleveland Train Walk, catch 10.48 train at Great Ayton to walk from Commondale. Walk on good tracks over Hob on the Hill to Guisborough Woods

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:30

Location: Great Ayton Station, Great Ayton, Great Ayton, TS9 6HQ

Northallerton Ramblers

Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire

Eight miles around Pen Y Ghent

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 10:00

Location: Horton in Ribblesdale, Horton, North Yorkshire, BD24 0HG

Tom McConville

Copper Beech, Darlington

live folk music

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Copper Beech, Neasham Road, Darlington, DL14DH

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Yorkshire Museum, York

A major new partnership exhibition with the British Museum Two of the most significant and internationally recognised collections of Viking Age treasure in Britain will be brought together for the first time in a major new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum in 2017. Featuring some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Peter Sarah Theatre, Newcastle College, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Musical Theatre presents

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Peter Sarah Theatre, Newcastle College, Scotswood Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE4 7SA

Made in York

Fairfax House, York

Pioneering ideas, great inventions, ground-breaking discoveries, objects of beauty, innovation, artistry and craftsmanship and the people behind their creation…. These products of York’s age of Enlightenment are as rich as their impact is far-reaching. Made in York celebrates the wealth of this Georgian city’s inventive and enlightened

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN

Upstairs The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

the theme is Art Deco

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 13:30-16:00

Location: Upstairs The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington, DL37JT

TYNEMOUTH AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY presents 'Goodnight Mister Tom - The Musical'

Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Book and lyrics by Michelle Magorian Based on her novel of the same title Music (and additional lyrics) by Gary Carpenter

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Playhouse, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE261LZ

Fun with maths

Coleridge Centre, Darlington

This course is suitable for all parents with children of any age, who would like to explore ways to support their child’s maths at home, regardless of their own mathematical abilities.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Coleridge Centre, Coleridge Gardens , Darlington, DL1 5AJ

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

A musical extravaganza featuring over 100 vocalists and players from the Wednesday and Friday Silver Singers groups and ARC-ulele band. This is the annual showcase of each group’s talents.

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS181LL

Darlington Library, Darlington

Photographs of Darlington shops and businesses that you might remember. Call in and share your memories!

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

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

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond in North Yorks

On the coast of Cornwall, a band of tender-hearted pirates celebrate the coming of age of Frederic, who was mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. Now, Frederic has vowed to devote his life to the extermination of piracy - until a ludicrous leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life! Throw in a

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL104DW

No.42 , Bishop Auckland

Introducing 'PAST AND FUTURE TOURS' at Auckland Castle! Just outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, volunteers from Auckland Castle Trust will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours, outlining the history of some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and an insight into how many are now being transformed as

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: 12:30-13:30

Location: No.42 , 42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7PB

The Phoenix Club, Newton Aycliffe

live music

Category: Music - Country
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: The Phoenix Club, MacMillan Road, Newton Aycliffe, DL54LG

LS Lowry exhibition

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

A selection of works by the famous 'matchstick men' artist. 2017 marks 130 years since Lowry’s birth. In the later years of his life he spent much of his time in the North East, particularly in Sunderland and South Shields. Here the sea became a prominent theme in his work. He also became increasingly interested in creating humorous images

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE332JA

Python Gallery, Royal Middlehaven House, Middlesbrough

exhibition by David Griffiths

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Members and Models

Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough

by Cleveland Art Society. Members portraits and their models. A study of Teesside people from the 1950's to the present.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet Offices, Middlesbrough Road, Middlesbrough, TS66XH

Antinomies - Exhibition of textile art

Greenfield Arts, Newton Aycliffe

Exhibition of Textile Art - ‘ANTINOMIES’ by HELEN WINTHORPE KENDRICK Antinomy is a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable. Life is full of contraries, contradictions, contrasts and complements. They can be at odds with one another or enhance each other. This exhibition explores a range of such juxtapositions

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-21:00

Location: Greenfield Arts, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF

City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Echoes Of Our Times Tour will see the UK's biggest-selling artist of a decade appear in Newcastle in May.

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

Location: City Hall, Northumberland Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE18SF

Greenfields Arts, Newton Aycliffe

Art exhibition exploring juxtapositions. Open Monday to Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm and Friday 10:00am-4:00pm. From Thursday May 4 (until May 31)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Greenfields Arts, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF

Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Darlington

In the temporary exhibition gallery. Running from Saturday, May 13 (until July 2)

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Head of Steam, Railway Museum, Station Road, Darlington, DL36ST

The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn

Chef Paul Richardson-Mackie will demonstrate how to cook a stunning four course seasonal menu which you can create in your own kitchen to share with family and friends. Giving expert tips, advice and techniques, Paul will offer guidance for preparing each course before the finished dishes are served to you as part of the experience, in the

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 12:30

Location: The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Tennants, Leyburn, DL85SG

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

Live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough, TS55DT

Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton

98 Lace is a fellowship of lace makers working across a range of textile techniques. Formed in 1998, the group aims to inspire members to produce original work, challenging traditional boundaries and demonstrating the relevance of lace today. Members are distributed throughout the UK. ‘Colour Coded’ features the work of fifteen lace makers,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Mount Grace Priory, East Harsly, Northallerton, DL63JG

Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Leyburn

Open every day between 10:00am and 4:00pm. From Saturday, March 25 (until September 24) The gardens are conveniently located within easy reach of the A1 (8 miles) on the A684, which runs through Leyburn, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Adults: £4; OAPS £3; Children 5-16: 50p Dogs welcome on leads. www.constableburton.com

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

Location: Constable Burton Hall & Gardens , Constable Burton, Leyburn, DL8 5LJ

Family Safety Level 1

Corporation Road Community Primary School, Darlington

This course is suitable for those who would like to improve their First Aid skills and create a safe environment in their home.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:15-11:15

Location: Corporation Road Community Primary School, Corporation Road, Darlington, DL3 6AR

North-East Wildlife Photography

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

An exhibition featuring the winners and runners up from each of the six wildlife categories including wildlife portraits, wildlife in action, wildlife in the landscape, nature up close, young persons and mobile nature. For more information and how to enter this year’s competition visit www.northeastwildlifephoto.co.uk Organised by Tees Valley,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

performances, sessions, workshops and The Big Gig

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

The Doo Wop Dollies

Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

The Doo Wop Dollies are an all female vintage loving singing group, bringing you songs from the likes of The Andrew Sisters, The Boswell Sisters, The Chordettes and many more. Founded in late 2014, The Dollies have gone from strength to strength, spreading their love of music from the 1930s and 1940s and close 3-part harmonies around the North

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00

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

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall

Gala Theatre, Durham

Written by Ed Waugh (Hadaway Harry, Sunday for Sammy, Laffalang, co-writer Maggie’s End, Alf Ramsay Knew My Grandfather, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham, Dirty Dusting) Directed by Gareth Tudor Price (Hull Truck and West End credits, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham) This fantastic new musical play tells the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham, DH11WA

Best of British Baking

Hummersknott School, Darlington

This five week course is suitable for those with a little baking knowledge and also those who have attended previous courses and want to further improve their skills. The emphasis is on mastering the skills of traditional British home baking. There are no entry requirements for this course, only the enthusiasm to learn about and develop skills in

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 18:00-21:00

Location: Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, DL38AR

History of County Durham

Crown Street Library, Darlington

This course is for anyone who has an interest in local history and wants to increase their knowledge of the area. There are no entry requirements for this course; you only need enthusiasm to learn more about the local history.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 10:15-11:15

Location: Crown Street Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL11ND

Shout

Empire, Sunderland

SHOUT! is the musical magazine that brings back the beautiful birds and smashing sounds that made England swing in the ‘60s. From cover-to-cover SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and Lulu were Independent women with Major careers, English

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR13EX

The Missing Passenger

National Railway Museum, York

Follow an intriguing trail to help the missing passenger - celebrated crime writer Mary Lavender - solve the mystery of the Dining Car murder. In a strange twist of events, Mary was due to travel on the sleeper train from Inverness to London where the murder took place, but missed her connection. Baffled by the scene, the police have asked for

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 10:00, 17:00

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Salt and Cyan: Photography using Victorian processes

Joe Cornish Galleries, Richmond in North Yorks

by David and Angela Chalmers

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Joe Cornish Galleries, Register House, Zetland Street, Richmond in North Yorks, DL61NA

Out of Order

Theatre Royal, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Ray Cooney’s Out of order, The Olivier Award winning comedy is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal. When Richard Willey (Andrew Hall), a Government Junior Minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington (Susie Amy), one of the Opposition’s typists, in the Westminster Hotel, things go disastrously wrong - beginning with the

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16BR

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

explores the age old phenomenon of squaddie humour. We’ll look at the different ways soldiers throughout history have tried to see the funny side – even when their situation could not have been more deadly serious. Entry to ‘Humour from Horror’ is included in your museum admission.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Green Howards Museum, Trinity Church, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4QN

Spiritual Journeys - An Exhibition of Original Prints by Printmaker Carol Nunan

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The wild landscapes, flowers and gardens of her adopted Northumberland inspire Carol Nunan's handmade, original prints whilst her trademark use of colour draws on her Irish roots and Zambian upbringing. Carol's exhibition reflects the broader theme of spiritul journeys and how the spirit moves each of us in the landscape.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Jewellery: Wearable Glass

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

an exhibition of newly commissioned glass jewellery, made through exciting new collaborations between four glass artists and eight jewellers. Glass jewellery has a history going back to the Ancient Egyptians. In the 19th and early 20th the artist Rene Lalique used glass to make jewellery but more recently the use of glass in jewellery by artists

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR60GL

Old Well Inn, Barnard Castle

Every Thursday starting at 8:30. All genres of acoustic music welcome. Special Guest nights last Thursday of the month

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Old Well Inn, The Bank, Barnard Castle, DL12 8PH

Nature Conservation volunteering

Swalwell Visitor Centre , Blaydon

REWARD! Get Fit, Have Fun, Learn new skills. Help practically with the upkeep of Nature Reserves in the Gateshead area, from Milkwellburn Woods to Shibdon Pond.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: 10:00-15:30

Location: Swalwell Visitor Centre , Hexham Road , Blaydon, NE16 3AD

Ken Watts

Arts Centre, Washington

a retrospective of work by the late Jarrow painter

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Washington, NE388AB

Let it Glow

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Join our science explainers as they explore the wonder of light in this new Science Theatre show, featuring sparkles, twinkles, lights and lamps.

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

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

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – Chase over Atlantis

Centre for Life, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The star of “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is back in another Jules Verne – inspired voyage! While looking for his long lost grandfather, Sean (played by Josh Hutcherson), decodes a secret map that points him and a group of adventurers to the elusive “Mysterious Island”. After finding his grandfather and discovering that the island

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

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

Darlington Building Society, Darlington

Lisa O'Brian, Sara Macintosh, Felicity Hackell and Richard Moses

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Step into Spring in Style

Darlington College, Darlington

Why not pamper yourself and step out feeling refreshed. Enjoy any 2 beauty treatments at our Elements Salon, followed by a 2 course lunch in the Glasshouse Restaurant for just £12.00 per person. Appointments start at 10am on the following Thursdays: - 6th and 27th of April 2017 and 4th, 11th and 25th of May 2017

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: 10:00-14:00

Location: Darlington College, Cenrral Park, Haughton Road, Darlington, DL1 1DR

Charity Fund Raising at intu Metrocentre

intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

North East shopping centres intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are now home to special four legged guests as part of a fundraising initiative for a local charity – but these pooches won’t need to be taken for walkies! The two intu shopping centres in Newcastle and Gateshead have chosen St Oswald’s Hospice as their Charity of the Year.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: intu Metrocentre, Gateshead, Gateshead, NE11 9YG

Charity Fund Raising intu Eldon Square

intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

North East shopping centres intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre are now home to special four legged guests as part of a fundraising initiative for a local charity – but these pooches won’t need to be taken for walkies! The two intu shopping centres in Newcastle and Gateshead have chosen St Oswald’s Hospice as their Charity of the Year.

Category: Charity Groups
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: intu Eldon Square shopping centre, Percy Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE17JB

Peter Quinn RWS: Here and There

Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Bright colour, a sense of place, and an enjoyment of paint are all hallmarks of Peter Quinn’s work. The scenes he depicts have a life, a vitality about them. They demonstrate a confident draughtsmanship and an eye for details that capture the spirit of a place so completely.

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

Location: Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary's Place, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 7PQ

Boldon Book: A Moment in Time

Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields

Boldon Book has been called the ‘Domesday Book of the North’. It was the first survey of settlements north of the River Tees, an area that was omitted from the Domesday study. It was created in 1183 as a survey of the Bishop of Durham’s lands in Durham and Northumberland. On display is the latest of the four surviving medieval manuscripts

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields, NE332JA

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

This year’s exhibition traces the links, by blood or marriage, to the owners of houses with family connections to Kiplin Hall: from Ashington Hall to Alton Towers, Belton House to Blickling Hall, and Danby Wiske to Duncombe Park. Houses large and small, in Britain and abroad, feature in this delightful insight into the homes of Kiplin’s

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Kiplin Hall, nr Scorton, Richmond in North Yorks, DL106AT

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Art Gallery, York

In Spring 2017, York Art Gallery will present the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the artist’s death in 1893. Featuring more than 20 paintings and watercolours, it will highlight the beautiful and classical women for which the artist is most famous and demonstrate the modernity of Moore’s approach.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti to learn more about the Museum’s collection of Spanish paintings, the largest public collections in the UK. The second in this series of talks highlights the exceptional Portrait of Mariana of Austria, Queen of Spain, by Claudio Coello.

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:15

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

Hilarity Bites presents... Sully O'Sullivan & Penella Mellor

The Cornerhouse, Crook

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on May 25th 2017: Sully O'Sullivan - “Amazing” - NME. “A blast of hilarity” - Manchester Evening News. “A wicked sense of humour” - BBC Penella Mellor - “Top Comic in waiting” - Chortle. “One of the most exciting newcomers around” - Jason Manford. “You should see

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:30

Location: The Cornerhouse, Hope Street, Crook, DL15 9HU

Early Doors ( Jabberwocky Market )

Hole in the Wall, Darlington

First night under new management. A brother and sister open up the family pub for the first time after it’s been left to them by their mum. Nestle yourself amongst the regulars as they find their voices through love, loss, laughter and a pub quiz. Drown your sorrows or charge your glasses, but grab a pint, take a seat and get a load of this! A

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 20:00-22:00

Location: Hole in the Wall, 14-15 Horse Market, Darlington, DL15PT

Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Richmond in North Yorks

An energetic yoga practice to music, with relaxation too.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 19:30-20:45

Location: Skeeby Jubilee Hall/Old Mill Skeeby, Darlington Road, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 5DY

Enigmatology

Enimatology escape rooms, Stockton-on-Tees

If you are looking for things to do in Teesside and fancy yourself as a modern day Sherlock grab a group of Watsons to help you and visit our escape rooms. Test your wits and deductive skills and solve the mysteries before the 60 minute time limit runs out. For more information visit www.enigmatology.co.uk

Category: Dining Out & Nightlife
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Enimatology escape rooms, 19 Yarm Road , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3NJ

Ballet Classes for Adults

Pilates and Beyond , Darlington

Basic /intermediate adult ballet classes in Darlington. Learn ballet. Tone, sculpt, stretch. Relax and enjoy! Thursday's 12.15-1pm Contact info@popupballet.co.uk

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 12:15-13:00

Location: Pilates and Beyond , Grange Rd, Darlington, DL1 5NN

Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Castle Museum, York

Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets this Easter as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore. Start your chocolate journey from the museum’s Period Rooms to discover how the Georgians, Victorians and the Jacobeans satisfied their sweet tooth. Then follow the

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

Oriental Museum, Durham

An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War. 96,000 Chinese men volunteered to work for Britain in the First World War as part of the Chinese Labour Corps. They undertook essential and often dangerous work behind the lines on the western front

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH13TH

mima, Middlesbrough

The group Matterlurgy led workshops in which their members and participants collected artefacts – from stones to discarded plastic items – in South Gare, the site of the now-closed Teesside steelworks in Redcar. This exhibition features those objects, which are part of a future fossil record, and suggest a geological stratum in which nature and

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Stephen Willats: Human Right

mima, Middlesbrough

Artist Stephen Willats has been a pioneer of Conceptual Art and a significant contributor to the development of computing since the early 1960s. At the heart of this practice is an examination to how individuals construct their identities and position themselves in the world. In 1997 Willats collaborated with the Middlesbrough Art Gallery on a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Daniela Ortiz: ABC of Racist Europe

mima, Middlesbrough

The Peru-born, Spain-based artist Daniela Ortiz addresses nationality, colonialism, race and class to look at the politics of citizenship. In her recent projects, she has drawn on her own experience as an immigrant to examine national and international migratory control systems. In Middlesbrough, Ortiz has led workshops with people seeking asylum,

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Kellenberger-White

mima, Middlesbrough

Designers Kellenberger-White are reshaping mima’s brand across 2017. The project includes seasonal feature displays drawn from archive materials, workshops and consultation sessions, and their own production. It is an opportunity to open their work – and a design process – to an audience in experimental and responsive ways.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: mima, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS12AZ

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

National Portrait Gallery Director Nicholas Cullinan has chosen a further four portraits of people who have shaped British history and culture over the centuries. Including the striking David Beckham by Nadav Kander.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, York, YO301DD

Spring exhibition

Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Our spring season is almost upon us! Launching on Friday 3 March our Spring Exhibition showcases a range of contemporary art, craft and design work from more than 200 artists. This season we welcome acclaimed Glasgow School of Art graduate Steven Lindsay as our headline artist, with his new collection of original paintings.

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 1AN

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

A celebration of England's 18th Century best-known actor David Garrick (1717-1779) to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. The Museum has recently acquired two outstanding paintings by Johann Zoffany representing Garrick in action, showing the famous actor, who symbolises the high success of 18th-century theatre, acting in both tragedy and

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

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

Holly Hendry: Wrot

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Holly Hendry (b. London, 1990) presents an entirely new body of work for her first solo exhibition in a UK institution. Using a variety of materials, from Jesmonite and plaster to foam, wood, steel and water-jet cut marble, she creates a geology of oozy forms peppered with comic elements, such as dog chew bones and spinning plaster teeth. She

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Baltic Centre, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE83BA

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

This exhibition from House of Illustration gives a unique insight into the origins of some of Quentin Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations for Roald Dahl’s classic Children’s books to The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. Inside Stories demonstrates Blake’s use of a wide range of different techniques

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00

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

Barnard Castle School, Barnard Castle

rehearsal meeting every Thursday in term time

Category: Clubs & Societies
Dates:    Times: 19:30

Location: Barnard Castle School, Newgate, Barnard Castle, DL12 8UN

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

A journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Modern Visionaries: Van Dyck and the Artist's Eye

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Inspired by the remarkably innovative style of Sir Anthony van Dyck's last self-portrait, acquired for the nation in 2014, this exhibition pairs the painting with stunning works by major artists of the 20th and 21st century. Like Van Dyck's self-portrait, the selected works offer the viewer direct eye-contact with a visionary artist, from David

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

KFAMoves Dance Exercise

St Thomas' Church Hall, Darlington

Do you enjoy dance and exercise? Then join our weekly classes, which offer low impact exercise, dance and movement at a steady pace to a variety of music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Come and join us, ladies! Promotes fitness, and develops coordination and good posture. We gently limber up and use the whole body gradually, stretching

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: St Thomas' Church Hall, North Road, Darlington, DL1 2PU

Curious About Durham

Starts: Durham Cathedral, Durham

Have fun discovering Durham with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious! Are you curious about Durham? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around

Category: Walks
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Starts: Durham Cathedral, City Centre, Durham, DH13EH

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin (plus optional supper)

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 19:30

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

Companion Pieces

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

To celebrate 100 years since the Gallery doors opened to the public to present the Shipley’s bequest collection, and 40 years since the first items were purchased to build the now nationally important contemporary craft collection, the Shipley Art Gallery presents a new showcase exhibition. Companion Pieces brings together different parts of

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

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

Hurworth Grange Comunity Centre, Hurworth

Dog training including Heelwork Sit and Down stay Recall Socialisation

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00-22:00

Location: Hurworth Grange Comunity Centre, 41 Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

Durham KFA Moves Free Sessions

Laurel Avenue Primary School, Durham

Exercise, Movement and Dance event Drop in to join or watch any or all the sessions led by our qualified teachers between 10.30a.m. and 1.30p.m. sessions will include different dance styles – such as Line Dancing, working with apparatus and seated exercise. Come along, have fun, meet new people and start your New Year developing a

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:30-21:00

Location: Laurel Avenue Primary School, Laurel Avenue, Durham, DH1 2EY

Clubbercise

Spennymoor Town Hall, Spennymoor

Simple and fun dance workout, with glow-sticks and disco lights, to club anthems from the Nineties, through to today's tracks.

Category: Sport & Fitness
Dates:    Times: 18:30-19:15

Location: Spennymoor Town Hall, High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DG

Theatre (Middlesbrough), Middlesbrough

Performed by Gavin Robertson and Nicholas Collett. ‘There are two rules: Never give the die an option you're not prepared to follow, and never disobey the die! A disillusioned Psychiatrist lives his life by giving options to a dice, and before long perceptions become twisted, ambiguity rules, and no-one is quite who you think they are!

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:30-22:00

Location: Theatre (Middlesbrough), The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS56SA

Lady Maisery

Reeth Memorial Hall, Reeth

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for 'Best Debut' at the Spiral Awards 2012. Forged from the voices of Hannah James (Kerfuffle, duo with Sam Sweeney), Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters, The Artisans) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola), Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs

Category: Music - Folk
Dates:    Times: 20:00

Location: Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road, Reeth, DL116QT

Fields and Hedgerows

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Fields and Hedgerows is an art exhibition inspired by the magical discovery of the natural world. This joyful group show features images of animals and insects that might be found in Teesdale fields and hedgerows. With the coming of spring and the nearing of summer comes the rediscovery of animals and insects in the fields and hedgerows that

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

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

Champagne Bar, Bishop Auckland

live music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 12:30

Location: Champagne Bar, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, DL147NJ

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - National Theatre / Bristol Old Vic

Grand Opera House, York

The National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic present this innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece directed by Sally Cookson. ***** 'Theatre at its most imaginative.' Daily Mail This innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and is directed by

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: 19:15-21:35

Location: Grand Opera House, Clifford Street, York, YO19SW

Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth

A basic dog obedience training course for puppies and beginner dogs, which will include socialization with dogs/people. More advanced dogs will continue from 8pm.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 19:00

Location: Hurworth Grange Community Centre, Hurworth Road, Hurworth, DL2 2BN

Dormans Club, Middlesbrough

live jazz music

Category: Music - Jazz & Blues Music
Dates:    Times: 21:00

Location: Dormans Club, Oxford Road, Middlesbrough, TS55DT

Albert Hill Club, Darlington

everyone welcome, singles welcome

Category: Music - Other
Dates:    Times: 19:45

Location: Albert Hill Club, Nestfield Street, Darlington, DL1 2LZ



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